Application and tuition fees

Citizens from countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland must pay application and tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. 

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

Exemptions from fees

Students who do not need to pay application and tuition fees are citizens of a country within the EU/EEA or Switzerland, students granted a permanent Swedish residency permit, exchange students (from all countries), and PhD students. If you are exempt from paying fees, you must provide documentation of your citizenship status (and fee-exempt status) in order for your application to be processed.

More information about the fees and exemptions can be found at the University Admissions in Sweden website:

Check if you are required to pay application and tuition fees

Documenting your EU/EEA citizenship status

Application fees

An application fee of SEK 900 (Swedish kronor) must be paid to University Admissions when applying for a programme or course. You pay one application fee per semester, regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to. You must pay the application fee before the deadline, as set by University Admissions in Sweden, in order for your application to be processed and considered. More information can be found on the University Admissions in Sweden website:

Paying your application fee

Key dates and deadlines

Tuition fees

Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and SEK 136,000 per academic year. Specific information can be found on the programme and course webpages (www.liu.se/education).

Tuition fees at Linköping University cover the following benefits:

  • Swedish language courses for beginners (one semester of introduction/15 credits) 
  • The Swedish state’s insurance FAS+, including accident and property cover
  • An accommodation offer (applicable if the first instalment is paid by the deadline)
  • Study-related services such as study administration, study counselling, student health care, library access, computer labs, etc.

Course literature, housing costs, living expenses, etc. are not included in the tuition fee. You will need approximately SEK 8.000 (see Budget) a month for such expenses.

Period of study

The tuition fee is based on the number of credits for the course or programme, not the number of semesters. Therefore, students who have not completed their studies within the normal period of study have the right to complete their studies during the following academic year without paying extra tuition fees.

Students who complete their studies in less than the normal number of semesters must still pay tuition fees for the full number of semesters.

For students on a master's programme, the fee normally covers a workload of 30 credits per semester. A certain variation may be allowed, (such as 28 credits in the autumn semester and 32 credits in the spring semester), as long as the courses are included in the programme and the total does not exceed 120 credits for a two-year master's programme. An additional fee will be charged for any additional courses taken.

Tuition fee payment

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