Fees and Scholarships

Do I have to pay tuition fees at Chalmers?

Tuition fees at Chalmers
Higher education in Sweden is free for students coming from countries within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
Here you will find a detailed list of the exempted countries

Students who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. However, there are certain exceptions.
For more information, please visit the national application portal

All students are required to provide documentation of citizenship status in order for their application to be processed. Deadlines for all supporting documents are listed at

Key dates

Application fee

Students who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay an application fee of 900 SEK. The application fee has to be paid via the national application portal universityadmissions.se. The application fee is an administrative fee and is non-refundable. Chalmers does not offer scholarships to cover the application fee, and cannot exempt those with a fee-paying status from paying it.

Exchange students at Chalmers exempted from fees

Non-EU/EEA or Swiss students admitted to courses or programmes at Chalmers via an approved exchange program will not pay tuition fees to Chalmers. This is provided that they are enrolled in and nominated by their home university.

As a non-EU/EEA or Swiss exchange student you will be liable to pay the fees set out above if you apply for additional courses or another programme at Chalmers.

Exempted from fee

Students who have started an educational programme (Master of science in engineering 90/120/300credits) in the spring semester 2011 or prior have the right to complete studies without paying tuition fees. However, the education must be completed by 31 December 2018.
An assessment of tuition fee status will be made upon change of educational program.


Chalmers offers a number of scholarships to prospective Master's students.
Find out more about these and other scholarships

Published: Thu 25 Jan 2018.