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Universities Call for Fee Delay in Sweden

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by InternationalStudentGuru

As highlighted in our post back in 2008, the Swedish government was looking to change a long standing tradition where international students are not charged to study in Sweden. Throughout much of Europe and the world, international students typically have to pay full tuition to attend a University – and Sweden was one of the few remaining countries where this was not the case.

However, this is all about to change and with 2010 right around the corner the changes are looming – but there has been backlash from some of the countries top academics who are calling on the government to delay the introduction of the new fee structure for international students. The pro-rectors of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Lunds University and Gothenburg University have come out saying:

“Look to Denmark which lost 90% of its international students when introducing fees without a proper preparation by the universities,” the pro-rectors declared. “Many courses in English at masters level will have to be cut because that is where the foreign students are, and Swedish students will prefer other courses.”

So far there has been no response from the Swedish government which is aiming to reduce its budget allocated to higher education in 2011 by up to SEK 500 million (EUR48 million or US$72 million) – and the fees from international students were expected to compensate for this cut.

For more information about the changes in Sweden for international students please check out the following article which provides more in depth news and views:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20091127125048259

and post your comments about the changes below…….

16 Responses to “Universities Call for Fee Delay in Sweden”

  1. oyinkanola Lateef o.Adewale Says:

    i want the application form and other necessary information sir GOD BLESS(i’m with BTECH(Electronics/Electrical Engeneering)

  2. Hilawe Kinfemichael Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I have first Degree in pedagical Sciences & I want continue for my further study So,please I want financial aid if possible.
    Thank you!!

  3. D. syed ahsan azeem Says:

    i need full information about getting admission in sweden, as i have completed my M.B.b.S and now i want to do my post graduation in surgery department.
    kindly email me how can i apply to your country from pakistan i shall be very thankful to you due to this act of kindness.

  4. C.srikanth Says:

    I am holding MASTERS DEGREE in COMPUTER SCIENCES, i need fill information about further courses related to me and the fees details

    kindly email me how can i apply to your country i am from INDIA i shall be very thankful to you due to this act of kindness

  5. srikanth.C Says:

    I hold masters degree in both Business Management and Computer sciences

    I am interested in doing MS in abroad. is there any country providing free education

    Kindly email me the full details of courses,and fees and how can i apply to your country

    i ll be very thankful for this act of kindness

  6. marwa nabil Says:

    Hello, I’m a demonestrator in faculty of science – menoufiya university , zoology department. I want to know what would I do if I want to apply or have a Master scolarship and what are the needed papers and certificates and what is the date to apply theses papers. I will be very grateful if you announce me. Thank you very much.
    Marwa M. Nabil
    Zoology Ddepartment
    Ffaculty of Sscience
    Mmenufiya Uuniversity

  7. osazuwa Says:

    i am interested, i need the application form.thanks

  8. EDWIN KASWIZZA Says:

    DEAR SIR
    VERY MUCH INTERESTED, COULD YOU SEND ME THE APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2010 UNDERGRADUATE PEOGRAM?

  9. maidhili Says:

    I am doing final sem in MASTERS DEGREE in COMPUTER SCIENCES, i need fill information about further courses related to me and the fees details

    kindly email me how can i apply to your country i am from INDIA i shall be very thankful to you due to this act of kindness

  10. Akintoye Daniel Says:

    Sir/ma,
    I want to study math. I have a 2-yr diploma in Statistics and Mathematics. I need more information on this-how to apply and others. 10x a lot

  11. Aslam pervez Says:

    I hold masters degree in Masters in Business Administration.
    I am interested in doing MS in abroad. is there any country providing free education

    Kindly email me the full details of courses,and fees and how can i apply to your country

    i ll be very thankful for this act of kindness

    regards
    aslammba_kiu@yahoo and hotmail.com

  12. muzammil hassan Says:

    Respected Sir,
    i want to take admission in your university please give me chance to take admission i will be very thankful to you for your kind anticipation.

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  14. Nnaemeka Says:

    Pls i need application forms and information for undergraduate 2011.
    Thanks

  15. Terisa Monjaras Says:

    Will i connection up to this, through my page? I’m likely to gather as many sources of facts as i am able.

  16. Sophie Says:

    I heard so much about the good quality of education in Sweden and it is such an amazing news that choices in education is getting wider and wider. I would like to hear more about studying in Sweden. I would definitely come back for updates.

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