Tuition fee terms and conditions

Requirements for payment

  • Admission to Chalmers is conditional until the first tuition fee has been paid in full.
  • Tuition fees are set prior to the start of each academic year and vary from programme to programme.
  • The student must pay the tuition fee stipulated when he/she commences studies, provided that studies are conducted at a regular pace and without leave of absence.
  • The tuition fee must be paid by the deadlines set by Chalmers.
  • The tuition fee must be paid one semester at a time, prior to the start of each semester.
  • The tuition fee imposed on programme students covers studies amounting to 60 credits per academic year.
  • Current students who fail to pay the stipulated tuition fee by the prescribed date will be put on academic suspension. 
  • Tuition fees does not cover other costs related to admission or studies at Chalmers.

Requirements for completion of courses and the issuing of the Diploma

 
  • Introduction courses for programme students that amount to a maximum of 3 credits are free of charge.
  • Programme students who are registered for courses that amount to more than 60 credits per annum will be liable to pay for the surplus credits (except for introduction courses, max 3 credits).
  • Students registered in individual courses will pay a credit-based tuition fee.
  • Students are liable to pay for all courses in which they have been registered.
  • A faster study pace will not result in any remuneration of the tuition fee.
  • Students who fail to complete their course(s) will be allowed to do so at a later date without being required to pay additional fees.
  • Students who participate in exchange programmes via Chalmers are liable to pay full tuition to Chalmers for their studies abroad.
  • All outstanding tuition fees for programmes and/or courses must be paid before a student can be issued a diploma.
  • Students who change programmes within Chalmers will be liable to pay tuition for the supplementary courses needed in order to graduate from the new programme.
  • Credit transferals of up to 30 credits, which have been sanctioned by Chalmers, will not entail any reduction of the tuition fee. The student may, however, replace such courses with Chalmers courses amounting to a maximum of the equivalent credit value.
  • Credit transferals in excess of 30 credits, which have been sanctioned by Chalmers, will result in a corresponding reduction of the tuition fee.

For programme students the tuition fee includes:

  1. Courses that amount to 60 credits per annum
  2. An offer of accommodation (excluding rent)
  3. The student union membership fee
  4. A Swedish language course 

For students taking individual courses the tuition fee includes:

  1. Courses that amount to the number of credits paid for
  2. The student union membership fee

Reimbursement

  • The tuition fee will be reimbursed if a cancellation of studies is caused by the denial of a visa or other extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.
  • Tuition reimbursements will not include accumulated interest.

If a student’s status changes (e.g. citizenship), he/she must submit documentation to Chalmers that certifies the change. Please contact the Office for Administration of Studies by sending an e-mail to tuitionfees@chalmers.se
  • A change in status can only affect future liability regarding the tuition fee.
  • A change in status will not warrant any form of retroactive compensation.

No reimbursement of the tuition fee will be made as a result of:

•    Cancellations made after the semester has started
•    Academic suspension or expulsion carried out as a disciplinary measure
•    Withdrawals or leaves of absence from a programme or course
•    A change in status (e.g. citizenship) during a period of paid tuition (current term)

Terms and conditions of scholarship holders

(applies only to scholars with a scholarship awarded by Chalmers)
 
  1. Scholarship holders must pass at least 75% of their courses during the first academic year in order to receive the scholarship the following academic year. Only course results registered on 1 July during the second academic year will be considered in this assessment.
  2. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a reduction in the tuition fee.
  3. An offer of a scholarship is only valid for the year and programme stipulated in the scholarship notification.
  4. If the student is granted deferment until the next academic year, the offer of a scholarship is voided.
  5. If a student who has been awarded a scholarship changes programmes, the student will risk losing the scholarship as scholarships are programme-specific.
  6. If a scholarship only covers part of the tuition fee, the student must pay the remainder of the fee by the payment deadline.

Contact

Please send questions regarding tuition, payment thereof etc. to: tuitionfees@chalmers.se

Published: Fri 08 Apr 2011. Modified: Fri 06 Oct 2017