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There are a number of reasons why studying in Sweden is a good idea. Excellent education, great living conditions, a reasonably attractive job market (many experts believe that Sweden has the best job market among all the EU nations, although the jury is out on just how attractive this market is to non-EU students) and plenty of scholarships, are some of the reasons why Sweden is a great destination for higher education.

Another big reason international students choose Sweden to pursue their higher studies, is finances – Tuition and the cost of living in Sweden are considered to be far more reasonable than a lot of other countries offering high quality education. But is Sweden right for your budget? Let’s find out.

Application Fees

The application fee is SEK 900 (around Rs. 6,500).

Tuition Fees

While the expenses you incur will vary according to your program and the university, the annual tuition can range anywhere between SEK 80,000 and 140,000 (roughly Rs. 5,00,000 – 20,00,000).

 

Interested in applying to Swedish universities? Let us help you.

 

Student Union Fees

Joining the local student union is recommended as members of these student unions receive discounts and gain access to a range of activities. Membership to student unions come at a small price, though. Membership fees range anywhere between SEK 50 and 350 (roughly 350 – 2,500).

Textbooks

Textbooks are more expensive in Sweden than a lot of other countries. Students are expected to spend around SEK 750 (around Rs. 5,500) on textbooks. Several students opt to buy used copies of textbooks from their seniors to cut costs.

Living Expenses

Students’ living expenses would differ depending on the city they live in. Stockholm and Gothenburg are generally more expensive than Uppsala, for example. To give you an idea of the costs involved, we’ve sourced some information for you.

Note: The following costs are in SEK.

Gothenburg Linkoping Lund Stockholm Umea Uppsala
Rent per month (1BR – City Center) 5,000-11,000 4,500-7,500 3,500-8,000 7,000-14,000 4,500-7,000 5,000-10,000
Rent per month (1 BR – outside CC) 4,000-8,000 3,500-6,000 3,000-5,500 4,500-10,000 3,000-6,000 3,500-6,000
Rent per month  (3BR – City Center) 8,500-18,000 7,500-12,500 8,000-14,000 14,000-25,000 8,000-11,000 10,000-15,000
Rent per month (3BR – outside CC) 7,000-12,000 6,000-9,000 6,500-9,000 7,200-17,000 5,000-8,000 6,000-12,300
Taxi (min. fare) 45 35 39 45 36 45
Local transport (1-way ticket) 26-29 21-30 22-25 25-40 25-35 25-35
Local transport (monthly pass) 600-610 530-600 500-600 790-830 480-550 700-790
Gasoline (1L) 12.5-15 11.5-14 12-15 13-15 12.5-14 12-15
Utilities (electricity, heating, water and garbage disposal) 400-1,200 300-1,000 320-1,170 320-1,000 1,050-3,200 300-1,000
Prepaid Mobile Tariff (1 min) 0.5-1.5 0.45-2 0.5-3 0.45-1 0.6-1 0.6-1.5
Internet (10 Mbps, unlimited data) 150-360 100-330 200-350 200-300 200-300 200-300
Meal at restaurant 70-800 60-800 65-800 65-950 60-800 65-700
Cappuccino 30-40 19-40 25-35 29-40 25-35 19-45
Beer 15-70 25-70 10-72 15-72 15-65 10-70
Wine 75-100 70-110 75-90 70-110 65-150 80-120
Coke/Pepsi 12-25 8-25 12-25 12-25 10-25 10-30
Water (1.5 L) 10-25 8-25 10-25 10-25 10-25 8-20
Milk (1 L) 9-13 8-11 8-15 9-13 9-11 8-11
White bread (loaf) 15-30 10-25 12-25 15-30 12-28 10-22
Rice (1 Kg) 15-30 10-30 12-50 17-35 20-35 24-30
Eggs (a dozen) 20-32 15-30 20-30 20-35 25-35 15-30
Cheese (1 Kg) 75-110 40-110 60-150 70-130 80-120 60-80
Chicken (1 Kg) 65-130 45-130 70-120 80-140 70-130 45-100
Beef/ other red meat (1 Kg) 90-220 60-160 60-180 120-250 130-200 60-140
Apples (1 Kg) 20-25 12-30 20-30 20-30 20-23 15-30
Bananas (1 Kg) 19-25 10-25 20-25 17-26 20-23 15-22
Oranges (1 Kg) 15-25 10-30 20-25 15-30 15-20 16-30
Tomatoes (1 Kg) 20-35 10-32 20-50 15-40 20-35 17-30
Potatoes (1 Kg) 8-12 7-12 8-11 8-15 9-16 7-10
Onions (1 Kg) 8-14 7-16 8-15 7-16 8-12 7-17
Lettuce (1 head) 10-20 10-20 10-20 10-25 18-20 12-23
Jeans (1 pair) 600-1,000 300-920 900-1,000 600-1,100 400-1,000 300-700
Summer Dress 300-500 150-450 200-400 200-500 350-650 200-450
Sneakers (1 pair) 700-1,000 500-1,200 700-1,200 600-1,200 500-1,100 600-1,000
Leather shoes (1 pair) 1,200-1,500 500-2,000 500-1,500 1,000-2,000 700-1,000 600-2,000
Fitness Club (monthly fee) 250-400 300-500 170-400 260-600 250-500 200-400
Cinema ticket (1 seat) 120-150 90-130 120-140 110-140 125-150 100-130
Cigarettes (1 pack) 50-60 50-60 55-60 55-60 60-80 50-60

 

In addition to renting an apartment, cheaper options would include renting a room at a student flat or residence, which would cost you anywhere between SEK 2,500 and 6,500 a month.

Sweden’s rules allow foreigners to buy property in this country and the process should not be too complicated or time-consuming, however, property here is quite expensive.

Healthcare

If you do not have a Swedish identification card or a European Health Insurance card, a visit to a hospital or clinic can cost SEK 1,825-2,300.

Student Visa

To apply for a student visa for Sweden, you will have to pay around SEK 1000.

 

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