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Non-EU/EEA Students to Pay Tuition Fees in Sweden from 2011


University fees for foreign students studying in Sweden will be introduced in the autumn of 2011, the Swedish  government has announced this.

The education ministry said each university would be able to decide its own fees, but added that the estimated average would amount to 70,000 to 80,000 kronor ($9,500 to $11,000) per year.

The government also announced that two scholarship systems will be introduced.

The first scholarship system, worth 30 million kronor ($4 million) per annum, will be directed at students in the 12 countries with which Sweden holds long-term aid agreements.

The second, amount to 60 million kronor per annum from 2012, will be available for exceptional students.

The fees will be introduced for students from countries outside of the EU/EEA area.

For more information: Foreign students to pay university fees


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