1. Grants and scholarships
If you are not a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland, starting in 2011 you will have to pay tuition at Swedish universities for bachelor’s and master’s programs. Ph.D programs are tuition-free. Fees are set by the individual institutions and range from SEK 80,00-140,000 (approximately $10,000-20,000). There is also now an application fee for fee-paying students of SEK 900 for the Universityadmisions.se application
There are a variety of scholarships available through the Swedish Institute (http://www.studyinsweden.se/Home/)and through the universities themselves. The guide below will help you determine if Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country and your intended level of study. . http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/
2. Helpful websites for studying or working
- Recent legislative changes have made it easier for non-EU students to stay in Sweden and work after finishing their degree at a Swedish academic institution. However, an international student may have more difficulty finding a job than a local Swede. http://www.studyinsweden.se/Home/News-archive/2009/Finding-a-job-is-hard-work/
3. General application deadlines
- January 16th if starting in the fall semester.
- August 16th if starting in the spring semester.
4. Student visa process and deadlines
In addition to work and study visa, there are short-term visas for business, family, medical or tourism purposes.
In addition to the standard Sweden work permit, there are many work visa categories for specific aspects of working in Sweden.
You must have a Sweden student visa in order to study in Sweden. There are four different categories: university, secondary, exchange, and other studies. You can find a guide to study visas at: http://www.globalvisas.com/countries/sweden_visa.html