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General Admission Requirements & Living cost to Study in Sweden

i) Academic Eligibility:
  • First cycle (University diplomas and Bachelors' degrees): Equivalent qualification of Sweden upper secondary education (Generally 12+)
  • Second cycle (one-year and two-year Masters' degrees): Equivalent qualification of Swedish Bachelor’s degree (Kandidatexamen)
  • Third cycle (licentiate and doctoral degrees) : Equivalent qualification of bachelor's degree or higher in the intended subject.
II) Academic Transcripts:
Transcripts from previous education. On the request of Admission officer, original documents are required

III) Proof of English language skills:
TOEFL or IELTS test scores
Minimum scores :
61-79 (iBT) (Depend upon course)
IELTS: 6.0

IV) Passport: Passport copy with personal data and photograph

V) Essay / Dissertation/ Recommendation Letters:
If the University/College required, Essay/Dissertation/ Recommendation Letter has to be sent directly to the University/University College.

VI) Cover sheet
  • Documents should be in the original language, and in officially certified translations into Swedish, English, French or German, if the original documents are in a language other than the Scandinavian languages.
Application Information
  • Sweden has a pooled admissions system: Student can apply for multiple courses and study programmers offered at different Sweden universities all on the same application, which is available at official website of Sweden higher education managed by The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.
  • For Third cycle (licentiate and doctoral degrees), applicants has to apply directly to the university.
  • There will be application fees, starting with autumn semester 2011. The accurate cost has not yet been decided.
  • Except Essay, Dissertation and Recommendation Letters, all other documents should be sent to National Admission office to Higher Education.
Academic Year: Autumn semester, Spring semester, General dead lines are 15th January for Autumn, 15th August for Spring.

Sweden Government is going to introduce tuition fee for all students from non-EU/EEA countries from 2011/12 academic year with scholarship facilities. Tuition fee is less for all programs except for master program

Approximate cost of tuition fee per academic year:
SEK 100,000 above per year for Master level programs. (Fee depends upon the University and course).

Financial Aid: The Sweden government plans to introduce a scholarship program for international students.

Mode of accommodation:
On Campus residence:

On Campus residence is not available for students; however few universities are offering apartments and rooms for student or guest researcher.

Off Campus residence:
Student flats or rooms tend to be less expensive and they are often close to general facilities like libraries, shopping centres, auditorium halls etc.Students can accommodate outside with the help of local student union and student housing providers directly.

Most dormitories have 10-15 single rooms in each corridor and is an opportunity to know different cultural, different habits and ideas and make friends. A kitchen is shared by 4-15 students with a communal television room.

Living Cost
Depending upon the towns cost varies from SEK 2000 to SEK 4500 monthly. For universities located in smaller towns, accommodation prices ranges will be low.

Part time work/Jobs:
Work permit / Part time

Students are allowed to work alongside studies, depend upon student course work permit is provided and there is no separate quota for foreign citizens.
Published date : 07 Nov 2011 03:40PM

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