Credits and Grades
The duration and extent of study programmes and courses are expressed in a system of higher educatíon credits with 1,5 credit point corresponding to one week of full-time studies.
More information about credits and grades
Most courses end with a test in the form of a written examination in an examination room, where students’ knowledge is tested. Other forms of test can be home tests, laboratory experiments, seminars and assignments to be submitted.
More information about examination rules
to check if you are required to pay tuition fees.
Application and tuition fees are required for some students who apply for studies in Sweden. In general, individuals who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. More information here.
Please note that neither the application nor the tuition fees include course literature, living expenses or anything else, but participation in courses or study programmes.
Note that if you are a nominated exchange student from a university outside of the EU/EEA area with which we have a bilateral student exchange agreement, you are not required to pay tuition fees.
More information about funding
If you are an exchange student contact your home university for information about which scholarships they provide. The University of Skövde does not offer any grants or scholarships for incoming exchange students.
The University of Skövde has some scholarships to students attending a master's programme at our university. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of SEK 60 000 / year (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount will be deducted from the tuition fee when the student receives the invoice. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merits. The scholarship can only be awarded to tuition paying students . Please note that the students who are granted a scholarship will have to be able to finance the rest of the tuition fee themselves and to cover all the living expenses during their stay in Sweden
More information about scholarships
The Academic Year
The academic year consists of two semesters, an autumn/fall terms and a spring terms, each extending over 20 weeks. The autumn/fall term runs from the end of August to mid-January, and the spring term from mid-January until the beginning of June.
More information about the academic year
All students coming to Sweden need to have a personal insurance when applying for a visa from the Swedish Migration Board.
More information about insurance