Reimbursement of tuition fees
Reimbursement of tuition fees paid to University of Gävle may be effected in the following cases.
- Residence permit rejection. If a student is not granted a residence permit in Sweden the admissions process will be cancelled, and the student may be reimbursed, excluding banking fees and an administrative fee of SEK 6000.
- Cancellation of programme. If the tuition fee has been paid and University of Gävle decides to cancel an education and no alternative is available, the entire tuition fee is reimbursed. University of Gävle is responsible for the reimbursement.
- Conditional admission. A student whose admissions to a master programme was conditional because at the time of application the student had not yet received a degree certificate from the first level. If the student does not meet the degree requirements before the beginning of the semester and therefore can not start the programme, the student may be reimbursed, excluding banking fees and an administrative fee of SEK 6000.
- Unqualified for upcoming semester. If the programme syllabus and course syllabus contains eligibility requirements for continuing/ transition to the next semester and the student does not meet the admission requirements, the tuition fee may be reimbursed, excluding banking fees and an administrative fee of SEK 6000.
- Cancellation of study place due to specific reasons. If the student has paid the tuition fee but is unable to start the studies due to specific reasons such as illness or other, the tuition fee may be reimbursed, excluding banking fees and an administrative fee of SEK 6000.
To apply for reimbursement of tuition students must submit a written statement together with supporting documents. Send your application to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with title "Reimbursement". In the email you must state full name, date of birth, programme admitted to, reason for reimbursement and supporting documents. Decisions regarding reimbursement will be made by the Head of Division of Educational Support and the Head of Division of Finance and Procurement. The reimbursement process normally takes around one month.
Change of payment status
If a student's residency status changes (e.g. they have been granted European citizenship or changed the type of residence permit) they 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.
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Tuition fee coverage
The tuition fee covers the course or programme that the student has been admitted to and paid for. For students studying a Bachelor's or a Master's programme, the fee normally covers 30 credits per semester. For students studying individual courses, the tuition fee covers the number of credits in the the course. The tuition fee also covers related academic administration and support services.
Each course or programme is measured in credits, using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 30 credits are equal to the workload of a full-time student over one semester. Full-time studies in Sweden correspond approximately to a 40-hour week, though students might only have a few hours of lectures or seminars each week. Teaching may take other forms, such as seminars, group work, laboratory work and independent study time. The number of contact hours on a course will largely depend on the subject and the design of a particular course.
According to the Regulation on application and tuition fees at universitys and colleges (SFS 2010:543 and 2011:303), citizens from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, also referred to as third-country students, shall in certain cases pay a fee for their higher education.
University-level decisions regarding tuition fees:
Student services and support
Fee-paying students are subject to the same services, rights an obligations as non-fee-paying students, such as study counselling, student health services, special pedagogical support, access to library and university facilities.
Average cost of living
Like everywhere, living costs in Sweden depend on your personal lifestyle and where you live. At Study in Sweden you can read more about living expenses:
Average cost of living
All enrolled students at Swedish universities have many rights as well as responsibilities, which may affect their educational experience. The rights of students are regulated in a number of national acts as well as in universities international regulations.
The Higher Education Act
The Higher Education Ordinance
The Work Environment Act
The Discrimination Act
Regulations at the university level:
Quality assurance and student influence
Swedish universities and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) have a shared responsibility for quality assurance in higher education. Most quality assurance efforts are to be conducted by the universities and all universities are required to have systematic quality assurance processes.
When students are taking part in or have finished a course they will be given an opportunity to describe their experience and express their opinions in a course evaluation. The universities are required to arrange course evaluations and summarise their results and they also have to inform students about these results and any measures that may be adopted because of them. Students can also influence their studies through representation in their university's decision making and planning bodies.