Tuition and Scholarships
- BSc programs: 100 000 SEK / year
- MSc programs: 150 000 SEK / year
- PhD programs: free of charge
- MBA program: 495 000 SEK (excl. of VAT of 25%) for all participants regardless of citizenship. For more information on tuition fee for SSE MBA, read here.
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.
Scholarships administrated by SSE
SSE has a number of scholarships for students required to pay the tuition fees. The scholarship application is submitted together with the application for the program. Only applicants who fulfil the eligibility requirements for the program will be considered for scholarships.
The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. All applications are assessed by a selection committee, taking into consideration the relevance and the quality of the personal motivation, academic excellence, relevant extracurricular activities, program cohort diversity and fair distribution of scholarships across the programs.
Scholarships are only intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees. A scholarship cannot be granted to a student who:
- has already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period;
- has Swedish citizenship or is a national of EU/EEA country (or Switzerland), has a permanent residence permit or a work permit in Sweden, or is the process of applying for any of them listed above;
- has previously been awarded a scholarship for an equal level of study or research at a Swedish university/university college;
- already holds a degree from a Swedish university/university college;
- is currently enrolled in a study program at a Swedish university/university college.
SSE's full and half scholarships
A number of SSE scholarships are offered every year to fully or partially cover the tuition fee for the MSc / BSc programs.
Catarina and Sven Hagströmer Scholarship
Two scholarships are available for the intake 2021, exclusively for applicants from China. These scholarships fully cover the tuition fee for the MSc program. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the scholarship.
American Friends of SSE Scholarship
One scholarship is available for the intake 2021, exclusively for applicants from North America (citizens of USA or Canada). 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.
Carl Silfvén Scholarship
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.
To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant should:
- 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
- not have any previous higher education in Business or Economics
- have achieved good merits both in school and on the practical level
UniCredit Foundation Masterscholarships – 11^ edition
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).
Scholars eligible 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. These nominees will be contacted and asked for consent to forward their data to the UniCredit Foundation. The UniCredit Foundation will then choose the scholarship recipients from the shortlist.
SSE-Swedish Program Scholarship
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. Read more
Scholarships administrated by other parties:
Swedish Institute (SI)
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.
"Study a Master's" scholarship from educations.com
The scholarship will be awarded for the fall/autumn semester of 2021 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 17 May 2021. Read more and apply at educations.com
The Swedish Bank Research Foundation
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.
More information can be found here.
Global Study Award Scholarship
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.
ERASMUS+ Master loans
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.
Chinese Scholarship Council
Chinese citizens can be eligible for one of the scholarships offered by the Chinese Scholarship Council, CSC. They offer a limited number of scholarships for studies at selected SSE MSc programs.
Fullbright Scholarship Program
For American students wishing to study at graduate level in Sweden.
Scholarship program SOCAR
Citizens of Azerbaijan can be eligible for one of the scholarships offered by SOCAR.
The German Academic Exchange Service
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
Citizens of Kazakhstan can be eligible for this scholarship offered by the government.
Scholarships for Slovak citizens
National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic. Read more and apply here: