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Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition Fees (BSc, MSc & PhD)

  • BSc programs: 100 000 SEK / year if you are required to pay (see below)
  • MSc programs: 150 000 SEK / year if you are required to pay (see below)
  • PhD programs: free of charge

Who is required to pay?

  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
    Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

  • Non-EU/EEA citizens
    Non-EU/EEA citizens are generally required to pay tuition fees. There are however some exceptions to this general rule.

SSE follows the same regulations regarding tuition fees as all public universities in Sweden. Check if you are required to pay here.

The fees at SSE are paid in installments (1 per semester) and are due before the semester starts (1 June, 31 December, 31 August, 31 December, etc.).

In case you don't need to pay the tuition fee, you will be asked to provide a proof of your status (e.g. EU/EEA passport, decision from the Migration Board granting you the residence permit in Sweden). It is your status by the payment deadline that defines whether you are required to pay or not. E.g. if you are in the process of receiving EU passport or Swedish residence permit and you get it before June 1, you are not required to pay. If you receive it after June 1, you are required to pay the fees for the first semester, but will be exempted from paying for the next one.

Tuition Fees (MBA)

  • MBA program: 495 000 SEK (excl. of VAT of 25%) for all participants regardless of citizenship. Click here if you want to learn more about the tuition fees for our MBA program.

Tuition Scholarships administrated by SSE (including scholarships with specific eligibility requirements):

Full and Half Tuition Scholarships (BSc & MSc):

SSE offers several scholarships that fully or partially cover the tuition fees through generous private donations. All scholarship applications are assessed by a selection committee, taking into consideration the relevance and the quality of the personal motivation, academic excellence, relevant extra-curricular activities, program cohort diversity and the distribution of scholarships across all programs. 

How to Apply:   

  1. The application for a scholarship is submitted during the application process for the BSc or MSc program, via our online application portal (please see the tab called "Scholarships" in the program application).

  2. Write a motivational letter for the available funding, and if you would like, you can mention that you fulfil the requirements for a specific fund (see below). This will make the matching easier for us.  

Please note that your application for the scholarships is not going to have an impact on your application for the program. Scholarships are distributed on a merit and need basis and we take into consideration the fair distribution across the programs.

The Widegren & Quinn Scholarship to Advance Global Challenges During the Bachelor Degree (BSc)

The Widegren & Quinn Scholarship to Advance Global Challenges During the Bachelor Degree,” is intended to cover tuition fees for 1 exceptionally promising new Bachelor student to study at the Bachelor program in Business & Economics, starting in August 2022 for three years of study. The donor is particularly interested in providing a scholarship to create additionality, and to provide an opportunity for a non-EU student who is passionate about sustainable business and finance. 


In order to qualify for the scholarship, which will be awarded on a competitive basis and is subject to successful admission to SSE, the student must comply with the following requirements: 

  1. Be of non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship;

  2. Has demonstrated engagement or commitment to sustainability issues (for example, through social or impact entrepreneurship, previous studies, NGO's, internships, or similar); 

  3. Has an interest in working with sustainability in the future (for example through corporate sustainability function, sustainable finance role, impact entrepreneurship, environmental policy, research or innovation around corporate sustainability and sustainable finance, global social challenges such as climate change, migration or sustainable democracy, or gender equality); 

  4. Needs to participate in the Global Challenges curriculum (mandatory and elective courses that is part of the Bachelor program in Business & Economics) 

  5. Provide an annual letter/report to the donor about their experiences and learnings. 

Apply here no later than April 21.

Af Jochnick Scholarships (MSc)

Two scholarships are available to fully cover the tuition fee for a MSc program for two years. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the scholarships. The scholarship application is submitted together with the program application.   


Eligible applicants must be nationals from Eastern Europe (including Moldova, Macedonia, Azerbadjan, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia) and Turkey.  

You can read more here.

American Friends of SSE Scholarship (MSc)

This scholarship fully covers the tuition fee for the MSc program. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the scholarships. The scholarship application is submitted together with the program application. 


One scholarship is available, exclusively for applicants from North America (citizens of USA or Canada). 

You can read more here.

Carl Silfvén Scholarship (MSc)

One to two scholarships are available. Each scholarship covers fully the tuition fees for the MSc program, plus living expenses for SEK 100,000 a year, plus travelling expenses for SEK 20,000.


  1. have a significant working experience in a Swedish company in Sweden or abroad and choose to leave the current working position to become a student at the school;

  2. must have a long-term goal of contributing to the Swedish business society;

  3. not have any previous higher education in Business or Economics; 

  4. have achieved good merits both in school and on the practical level. 

Catarina and Sven Hagströmer Scholarship (MSc)

This scholarship fully covers the tuition fee for the MSc program. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the scholarships. The scholarship application is submitted together with the program application.  


Two scholarships are available for the intake 2022, exclusively for applicants from China.

SSE - Swedish Program Scholarship (MSc)

The Swedish Program and the Stockholm School of Economics offer a joint scholarship for the Swedish Program  alumni who choose to continue their studies joining one of the Master Programs at SSE. The SSE-Swedish Program Scholarship offers full tuition fees for one Swedish Program Alumni accepted to one of the Master Programs at SSE. The Swedish Program is an independent program, sponsored by a consortium of American colleges and Universities, and affiliated with the Stockholm School of Economics.  


  1. Have successfully graduated from the SSE-Swedish Program; 

  2. Exclusively for American citizens.

UniCredit Foundation Master Scholarships (MSc)

The UniCredit Foundation offers one student of the MSc in Economics at SSE a scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship receives €15,000 per two academic years (in 3 instalments). 


Eligible applicants must be nationals of one of the EU or EEA countries included in the perimeter in which UniCredit operates (that is Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia). 


A separate application for the scholarship is not necessary. On the basis of merit, and in accordance with the selection procedure for the MSc in Economics at SSE, the Department of Economics will nominate a shortlist of three potential recipients from all eligible applicants to the MSc program. The UniCredit Foundation will then choose the scholarship recipients from the shortlist. 

Read about the initiative here.

Scholarships administrated by other parties:

Swedish Institute (BSc & MSc)

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university.

Find out more about scholarships offered by SI.

Global Study Award Scholarship (BSc & MSc)

Students from around the world (over 18 years) can apply if they’ve taken an IELTS exam and can show a copy of their International Student Identity Card. The winners will be selected based on how the students plan to make an impact on society, and improve their intercultural skills through their studies. 

Read more here!

Grosshandelssocieteten Foundation Scholarship (BSc & MSc)

Grosshandelssocieteten is a foundation within Stockholms Borgerskap. The main focus is to support entrepreneurship in the greater Stockholm area. 

The travel scholarship is for SSE students who will study or will have an internship for at least three months at a university or company abroad. It is possible to apply for the scholarship before being granted the studies abroad or an internship. Master/CEMS students will be given priority, but if spots are available, then Bachelor students will also be considered. 


  1. Have Swedish citizenship or permanent residency; 

  2. Have recently graduated from SSE or have completed at least two years of studies; 

  3. Main area of focus is business or economics; 

  4. After graduation, the applicant plans to work within international business.   

You apply via the homepage (in Swedish).

Deadline: March 19, 2022.

Please note that a mandatory interview with the scholarship committee (part of the Grosshandelssocietet board) will take place in April 2022. 


Email: stipendium@borgerskapet.se  
Phone: 08-720 89 00

Scholarship program SOCAR (BSc & MSc)

Citizens of Azerbaijan can be eligible for one of the scholarships offered by SOCAR.

Read more here!

Scholarships for Slovak citizens (BSc, MSc & PhD)

The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the support of mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists in 2005. The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic (NSP) is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic supports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists at higher education institutions and research organisations. It supports two-way mobility - international scholarship holders to Slovakia, as well as Slovak scholarship holders abroad. The programme offers scholarships to cover living costs during the stay and travel allowances (all categories in case of scholarship holders from Slovakia; students and PhD students in case of international scholarship holders).

Read more here!

Bolashak Scholarship (MSc)

In 1993, Kazakhstan was the first Central Asian country to launch a presidential scholarship program, ‘Bolashak’, for international study. ‘Bolashak’, which means ‘future’ in Kazakh, speaks to the importance Kazakhstan puts on educating its youth at the best universities in the world. The Bolashak Programme is an all-expenses paid scholarship sponsored by awarded to high-performing students from Kazakhstan for graduate study at an overseas university. Upon completion of their graduate degree, Bolashak scholars are required to return to work in Kazakhstan for at least five years. The program is designed to train future leaders in business, international relations, law, science, engineering and other key fields.

Read more here!

ERASMUS+ Master loans (MSc)

Higher education students who have been accepted for a full Master's study programme in another Erasmus+ Programme Country can apply for a loan to contribute to their costs. Your destination country must be different from your country of residence, and from that where you obtained your Bachelor's degree.

Read more here!

Fullbright Scholarship Program (MSc and Visiting Researcher)

For American students wishing to study at graduate level in Sweden.

Read more here!

GMAT Talent and Opportunity Scholarship (MSc)

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) recently announced the launch of a brand-new scholarship to help the most talented business school applicants in Europe wishing to attend business school in the academic year 2023/24.

This scholarship is open to all, but they strongly encourage applications from women, disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates as these groups are currently under-represented in the business school community.

Ten scholarship applicants will receive each of the following awards, which have a combined total Approximate Retail Value of up to US$2,500.00 (€2,219.44):

  • One (1) voucher for the GMAT exam
  • One (1) GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 & 4
  • One (1) GMAT preparation program with a GMAT exam instructor
  • One (1) 12-month Calm app subscription
  • Three (3) 60-minute consultations with professional Admissions Consultant, Fortuna Admissions

Eligibility criteria

  • The awards will be offered to candidates based in Europe considering an application to any GMAT-accepting business school around the globe.
  • Candidates do not need to be a European national, but must have an up-to-date and legal resident visa in order to qualify.
  • Applicants must be applying to business school in the 2023/2024 academic year.
  • Applicants must apply as described below and in the Official Rules.
  • Please see the Official Rules for any other eligibility criteria not listed.

Judging panel

This is a judged award, whereby applicants must complete an application to be considered for the scholarship. The panel of judges will be from the business school community and will select award recipients based on the quality of their submissions.

  • Matt Symonds  Director at Fortuna Admissions; Columnist at Forbes, BBC
  • Nalisha Patel – Regional Director, Europe at Graduate Management Admission Council
  • Seb Murray – Freelance contributor at BBC, Financial Times, Forbes

How to apply

Applicants must complete an essay of up to 600 words outlining the following:

What do you believe your background and experience will bring to a diverse learning and business environment?

All submissions must be returned by 31st July 2022 in order to qualify.

Read more and apply here!

"Study a Master's" scholarship from educations.com (MSc)

The scholarship will be awarded for the fall/autumn semester of 2022 and is open to students from any country who will be studying a master’s degree abroad at a European university or graduate school.

The application period ends on May 16, 2022.
Read more and apply here!

Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme (MSc & PhD)

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.

Read more here!

The German Academic Exchange Service (MSc, PhD & PostDoc)

"Every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports well over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe – making it the world's largest funding organisation of its kind.

DAAD scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students and postdocs and are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some programmes, internships are also funded."

Read more here!

The Swedish Bank Research Foundation (PhD & PostDoc)

The Swedish Bank Research Foundation (Bankforskningsinstitutet, BFI) supports academic research on financial institutions and markets. 

Personal scholarships for PhD students for up to one year at a time and grants to cover certain expenses directly associated with the research. Supplementary grants to cover the cost of special expenses essential to a particular project may be available under certain circumstances. Applications for these grants are made on a separate form. Travel grants may also be considered.

In order to stimulate applied banking research the Foundation also welcomes applications from post-doc researchers that conduct well-qualified academic research within the research field. Post-doc grants are awarded as personal stipends and as grants to cover certain expenses directly associated with the research. Supplementary grants to cover the cost of special research expenses that are essential to a particular project may be available under certain circumstances. Applications for these grants are made on a separate form. Travel grants may also be considered.

Read more here!