Tuition Fees - FAQ

On this page you will find some of the most common questions people have about tuition fees. Have a look through the list to see if your question has already been answered.

Frequently Asked Questions


The first semester is taught remotely, when should I apply for residence permit?

The first semester is taught remotely,when should I apply for residence permit?

This information applies if you intend to start studying in Sweden

 

Can I defer my admissions due to the corona situation?

Can I defer my admissions due to the corona situation?

No. It is not possible to defer the admission due to the corona situation. If you don't start the programme now your admission will be cancelled. You are welcome to apply again for next session at www.universityadmissions.se

If I start the programme online and my residence permit gets rejected, can I get a refund?

If I start the programme online and my residence permit gets rejected, can I get a refund?

No. You can only get a refund/reimbursement if you don’t register on the programme

Will the programme continue online 2021?

Will the programme continue online 2021?

The spread of the coronavirus is a unique situation with consequences that affect our society, and the rest of the world. University of Gävle is monitoring the situation and we will make the decision about making it possible or not to come to the university for spring semester 2021, at the latest, November 15th. Due to that decision there might be changes according to the situation in January 2021.

Can I get a full refund if I am not able to start the programme due to the risks/consequences related to Covid-19?

Can I get a full refund if I am not able to start the programme due to the risks/ consequences related to Covid-19?

New admitted students Spring 2021 will be given an exemption of the administrative fee in the event of a refund due to circumstances caused by covid-19

How to apply for a reimbursement:

Tuition fees

When will I receive my invoice?

When will I receive my invoice?

If you are a new student you will receive your invoice by email about a week after the Notification of Selection Results has been published on www.universityadmissions.se

Ongoing students will receive their invoice in May for Autumn semester and in November for Spring semester.

Can I pay the tuition fee with a credit or debit card?

Can I pay the tuition fee with a credit or debit card?

No, we only accept payment by bank transfer.

More information regarding payment methods

Can I get the invoice in another currency?

Can I get the invoice in another currency?

No. We only issue invoices in Swedish crowns (SEK) , so, the payment to HiG should be made in Swedish crowns (SEK).

Please talk to your bank to receive help, if you are making the payment from a different currency.

What is the name/holder of the account on the invoice?

What is the name/holder of the account on the invoice?

The account holder is:

Högskolan i Gävle

Can I pay the tuition fee in instalments?

Can I pay the tuition fee in instalments?

The tuition fee has to be paid in full before the due date. You can pay in instalments before the due date. Just be sure to mention the invoice number on every payment.

Please note that it is not possible to pay the semester fee in instalments during the semester. If the fee is not paid when the semester starts the student will be put on academic suspension

Will I receive a confirmation of my payment?

Will I receive a confirmation of my payment?

Yes, we will send you a confirmation of your payment via e-mail when we have received and handled your payment. Please note that it can take up to five banking days after the payment was made.

When will I receive my Notification of Admissions Result (admissions letter)?

When will I receive my Notification of Admissions Result?

The Notification of Admissions Result (PDF) on universityadmissions is the official copy of your admissions letter. If you are required to present an official copy of your admissions letter, please print out a copy of this pdf-document. The printed document will be recognised as your official admissions letter in Sweden and at Swedish embassies and consulates worldwide.

The condition regarding payment will not change on universityadmissions when you have paid. It is not technically possible. All fee paying students have the same condition there even if they have paid the tuition fee. The Swedish Migration Agency receive information from the university when a student has paid their fee so they will not object to that condition.

Is insurance included in the tuition fee?

Is insurance included in the tuition fee?

No, you will have to organise your own health insurance in your home country.

If your degree programme is longer than one year, you’re entitled to the same health benefits as Swedes after registering with the Swedish Tax Agency in order to receive a personal identity number. Once you’ve received your number, you’ll be entitled to all healthcare and pay Swedish patient fees.

Do note that this doesn’t cover your journey to Sweden or the time you spend in the country prior to receiving your personal identity number. To be fully covered for that period, you will need some form of insurance from your home country.

Please note that if you are admitted to a one year programme you will not be able to registering with the Swedish Tax Agency!

I need a contact person when applying for residence permit

I need a contact person when applying for residence permit

If you need to mention a contact person when you apply for your residence permit please use:

Name: name of the Programme Director for the programme you are admitted to

Email address: studentcentrum@hig.se

Telephone number: +46 (0) 26 648585

Can I open a bank account in Sweden?

Can I open a bank account in Sweden?

Only students with a Swedish personal identity number are entitled to open a Swedish bank account. You can only retrieve a Swedish personal identity number from the Swedish Tax Office if you have a residence permit that is valid at least 12 month from the day you arrive in Sweden.

Students staying at University of Gävle less than 12 months will not have the possibility to open a Swedish bank account. So if you are staying less then 12 months you must have a VISA/Mastercard/Travel Card from your home country and/or have the possibility to use the internet transaction services through your home bank accounts in order to make payments in Sweden. It is also possible to send and receive a money order through the Western Union Bank offices.

Because of the transaction and conversion fees involved in frequent international transactions, you should in this situation be prepared to handle your expenses in cash. The Forex office allows international customers to open a limited savings account. They also provide a service for the payment of bills using cash, but take an administrative fee for doing so.

Is accommodation included in the tuition fee?

Is accommodation included in the tuition fee?

No, you will have to organise your own accommodation. Please remember to do so in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Can I apply for a residence permit before I have paid the tuition fee?

Can I apply for a residence permit before I have paid the tuition fee?

No, you can only apply for a residence permit after the tuition fee has been paid.

Do I need to show a receipt for the Swedish Migration Agency?

Do I need to show a receipt for the Swedish Migration Agency?

No. When we have received the tuition fee and registered it in our computer system the Swedish Migration Agency will automatically see that you have paid. You will receive a confirmation email that you can upload with your application for residence permit.

Can I apply for a scholarship after I have been admitted?

Can I apply for a scholarship after I have been admitted?

No, the application deadline for scholarships are January 15th for programmes starting in the autumn semester and August 15th for programmes starting in the spring semester.

Reimbursement of tuition fees

Reimbursement of tuition fees

Reimbursement of tuition fees paid to University of Gävle may be effected in some cases.

More information about reimbursement of tuition fees

 

How do I change my payment status?

How do I change my payment status?

If your residency status changes (e.g. you have been granted European citizenship or changed your type of residence permit) you must submit documents to University of Gävle that certifies the change. A change in status does not affect the tuition fee for the semester that has already commenced, i.e. no reimbursements are possible.

For matters regarding reimbursement or change of residency status, please send an email to studentcentrum@hig.se

Published by: Lina Kickert Page responsible: Lisa Olsson Updated: 2020-10-26
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