Tuition fees

The Swedish Parliament has decided that students from outside the EU/EEA area have to pay application and tuition fees for studying in Sweden.

Students liable for tuition fees:

  • Students from countries outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Students studying at a basic (bachelor) or advanced (master) level
  • Students who commence their studies autumn 2011 or later

Students not liable for tuition fees:

  • Students from countries inside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Students studying at research level (PhD)
  • Exchange students (regardless of origin)
  • Students continuing studies initiated prior to July 2011

Most international students are also liable to pay an application fee. More information regarding this matter can be found at

The University of Skövde offers scholarships that cover 50% of the tuition fee.

Price brackets

The University of Skövde has tuition fees in two price brackets for study programmes (per academic year – 60 ECTS). These are the fees for the academic year 2014-15:

  • Programmes in price bracket 1 (P1): 90,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)
  • Programmes in price bracket 2 (P2): 125,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)

The tuition fees for separate courses are also divided into two price brackets (per one ECTS credit):

  • Courses in price bracket 1 (C1): 2,000 SEK (per credit)
  • Courses in price bracket 2 (C2): 2,500 SEK (per credit)

Humanities, Law, Social Science, and Teaching/Education belong to price bracket 1.

Life Science, Technology, Medicine, Health Science, and Design belong to price bracket 2.

Disciplinary domains and subjects

  • Subjects (fields of study) are assigned to disciplinary domains according to the University procedural document List of subjects and main fields of study (currently only available in Swedish, although the necessary information regarding price brackets is also presented below).
  • Study programmes are assigned to disciplinary domains by the subject (i.e. a field of study or major).
  • Courses are assigned to disciplinary domains in the course description (i.e. not to a subject).

Subjects by price brackets 

Price bracket 1 (P1 and C1) Price bracket 2 (P2 and C2)
Business Administration
Pedagogy (Teaching/Education)
Political Science
Social Psychology
Social Science in School
Automation Engineering
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Hypermedia Studies
Industrial Management
Information Systems Development
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration
Media Studies
Molecular Biology
Physical Geography
Product Design Engineering
Public Health Science
Systems Biology

Free language courses offered for fee-paying students

As a fee-paying student at the University of Skövde you receive an exclusive offer to study two extra Swedish language courses free of charge alongside your Bachelor's or Master's studies.

Swedish Society and Swedish Culture G1N (3 ECTS) is given during the first week of every semester. You will get an introduction to the Swedish culture and society and learn some useful words in Swedish. 

Swedish for Foreign Students: oral proficiency and listening comprehension G1N 7.5 ECTS is taught in the first part of the semester and the student will acquire basic academic knowledge about Swedish phonology and pronunciation. The student will practice oral skills and comprehension in the classroom and in the language laboratory.

The admitted students will receive more information about how to sign for the courses.


The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees.

Read more about scholarships