If you are a non-EU/EEA student you are required to pay application and tuition fees in order to study at university level in Sweden. At Uppsala University, the cost of tuition varies between Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.

Depending on the programme, one semester of full-time study costs between SEK 50 000 – SEK 72 500. On this page you will find the following information:

Who is required to pay?

Students from outside the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees to study at university level in Sweden.

Fees cover application and tuition alone and are not related to accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living.

Some non-EU/EEA students are exempt from paying application and tuition fees. Detailed information about fee exemption can be found on universityadmissions.se.

Price per semester/academic year

The application fee for students from outside the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland is SEK 900. This is paid directly to universityadmissions.se when you submit your application for Bachelor’s or Master’s studies.

The cost of tuition varies between Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. Depending on the programme, one semester of full-time study costs between SEK 50 000 and 72 500 per semester.

Change of payment status

If a fee-paying student’s residency status changes during their studies (e.g. they are granted European citizenship), they must submit documentation to Uppsala University to certify the change.

Refund policy

Reimbursement of the tuition fee is only possible if a student is prevented from participating in the programme or courses due to extraordinary circumstances. This is regulated by the Ordinance on application fees and tuition fees at higher education institutions (2010:543). It is the student’s responsibility to provide supporting documentation which confirms the reasons for reimbursement. Please note that Uppsala University does not grant reimbursement for financial reasons.

To apply for reimbursement of the tuition fee, please use the online form for reimbursement of tuition fee.

​If you are granted reimbursement, the amount is always transferred to the same account as the payment was originally made from. This rule applies regardless whether you have paid from your own account or through another account holder.

Please be aware that special payment rules apply if the original payment has been made from an account in Iran. 

Reimbursement to Iran

Tution fee coverage

The tuition fee covers exclusively the tuition fees for courses, 30 credits per semester, within the Master’s or Bachelor's programme to which you have been admitted. The courses taken should be in accordance with an established programme syllabus and the studies are to be pursued at Uppsala University or, if the programme syllabus states so, at some other institution of higher education. If you intend to take more than 30 credits you will be required to pay additional tuition fee.

For students studying individual courses, the tuition fee covers the number of credits in the course. If you fail a course you are registered on, you will not be reimbursed or able to use the fee for another course. The tuition fee also covers related academic administration and support services.

Legal background

According to the Regulation on application and tuition fees at universities and colleges (SFS 2010:543 and 2011:303), citizens from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, also referred to as third-country students, shall in certain cases pay a fee for their higher education.

University-level decisions regarding tuition fees (In Swedish only).

Additional services and support for fee-paying students

Fee-paying students can benefit from our housing guarantee. This means that as long as they apply for and accept their offer on time, we will provide fee-paying students with a student dormitory room for the duration of their studies. The housing guarantee also applies to scholarship recipients. Please note that fee-paying students who profit from our housing guarantee are still responsible for paying rent.

Are you a current student?

Tuition fees are paid one semester at a time and must be received one month before the start of semester. 

Find more information here


All students must be able to cover their personal living expenses while in Sweden, as well as the application and tuition fees.

Read about financial matters

Contact the tuition fee coordinators

If you have any questions regarding tuition fees or how to make a payment, please send an email to feemaster@uu.se or call:

Josefina Adolfsson, +46 18 471 75 76
Kristof Aerts, +46 18 471 19 26
Tomas Högberg, +46 18 471 19 30
Kristin Sverredal, +46 18 471 19 11

One of them is always available on the phone between 10:00 and 11:30, Monday to Friday except for Thursday. Otherwise, they will answer if they have time.

Last modified: 2022-08-04