Most people who apply for a student residence permit need to pay an application fee. The fee will not be refunded if your application is refused.
How to pay
If you apply online:
- You can pay with a debit card online at the same time you fill out an application. Remember that your debit card must be activated to complete an online payment. Contact your bank if you want more information.
- You can pay via bank transfer after you have filed your online application or applied with a form. You can pay the fee via bank account number 5223-7005. The IBAN account number is SE6912000000012810106908 and the BIC/SWIFT code is DABASESX (Danske Bank). In the box “Message to payment recipient” you will write the first and last name of the person that the application fee is for as well as their national ID number and/or file number. If you are paying the fee for several people at the same time, you will provide all the national ID numbers and/or file numbers.
If you apply at the Embassy:
If you are applying at the Embassy, you pay to the Embassy’s bank account at Zemen bank.
- Adult students – 7630 ETB (1500 SEK)
- Adult accompanyning a student – 7630 ETB (1500 SEK)
- Minor accompanyning a student 3810 ETB (750 SEK)
Not everyone applying for a residence permit has to
pay an application fee. The following persons can apply without paying a fee:
- EU / EEA citizens and their accompanying family members.
- students at the World Maritime University in Malmö.
- citizens of Japan and Switzerland.
- students who have received a scholarship for studies in Sweden from:
In order for an exception to the application fee requirement to be applicable, the scholarship must consist of money for living expenses, and not only cover tuition fees. The scholarship must be paid out during the period for which you are applying for a residence permit. Note that it is the scholarship that causes an exception to the requirement. For example, if you are employed as a doctoral researcher with a salary funded by EU funds, you are not exempt from the requirement to pay an application fee because you receive a salary and not a scholarship.