The Ministry for Higher Education recently confirmed that the proposal also includes an expanded scholarship system, offering additional scholarship opportunities for applicants from these countries.
Under the current system, tuition fees for university education are fully subsidized by the government, for both Swedish and international students. The new system is to be put in effect in order to ensure the high quality of Swedish education and to maintain a high proportion of international students through the increase of scholarship programs for international applicants.
Students who have started a course or study program before the introduction of tuition fees would not be charged tuition fees for the duration of the course or study program in question. In other words, students who have started a program in 2010 will not be affected by the fees, even if they participate in a program that spans over 2011, or longer. Students from the EU/EES region will continue to abide by the same rules as Swedish students in accordance with EU legislation.
This information will be updated and supplemented when the proposal is introduced formally by the Swedish government, including more specific information about scholarship opportunities.
For further updated, please visit: LINK TO THE SCHOLARSHIP SWEDEN 2011-2012