Tuition fees and scholarships
Tuition fees (BSc, MSc & PhD)
Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay tuition fees.
Due to increased costs, tuition fees for non-EU/EEA/Swiss students have been raised by 20 % from fall 2023. This only applies to newly enrolled students from the fall semester of 2023, not currently enrolled students at SSE. As of fall 2023, the tuition fees are:
- BSc programs: SEK 120,000 per year if you are required to pay
- MSc programs: SEK 180,000 per year if you are required to pay
- PhD programs: free of charge
There are 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.
Payment of the fees
The fees at SSE are paid in installments (1 per semester) and are due before the semester starts (June 1, December 31, August 31, December 31, 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 a 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 for MBA
MBA program: SEK 595,000 (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.
Funding option (MSc programs)
Fund your Master's with your future salary! Lendorse provides funding to cover tuition and living costs in exchange for a fixed percentage of your future salary. Read more here.
Scholarship options (BSc, MSc & PhD programs)
Have you been accepted to study or conduct research abroad but are concerned about the costs involved? Good news! There are hundreds of scholarships for studying abroad, including general scholarships and more specialized ones aimed at particular courses. Some scholarships are offered by government agencies, some by individual universities, and others by external foundations. Have a look at the scholarship database to see all the scholarships offered in Sweden to study abroad! More scholarships can be found below.
Scholarships administrated by SSE (including scholarships with specific eligibility requirements):
Full and half tuition scholarships (BSc & MSc):
For non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, SSE offers several half tuition fee waivers and a limited number of full tuition fee waivers. 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:
- 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).
- 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 Lööf scholarship (BSc)
Per-Olof Lööf wants to contribute to diversifying SSE's student population and provide opportunities for students coming from underprivileged socioeconomic backgrounds. Therefore, they are supporting one Swedish female Bachelor student with a scholarship of SEK 10 000 per month for three years. The purpose is to cover living expenses for three years conditional upon satisfactory performance as determined by SSE.
To qualify for the scholarship, which will be awarded on a competitive basis and is subject to successful admission to SSE, the student must be female and also comply with one or more of the following criteria:
1. Have Swedish citizenship or permanent residence permit in Sweden
2. Come from an underprivileged socio-economic background
The application portal will open at the end of July and the application deadline is at the end of August 2023.
The Strömholm scholarships (BSc)
Fredrik Strömholm wants to contribute to the education of strong students with a diverse and underrepresented background. Therefore, he is supporting three Swedish Bachelor students with a scholarship of SEK 10 000 per month for three years. The purpose is to cover living expenses for three years conditional upon satisfactory performance as determined by SSE.
The scholarship recipients will begin their studies in the Autumn of 2023 and will graduate in 2026.
The scholarship candidates shall be considered by SSE to have the potential to perform well in their respective educational programs.
To qualify for the scholarship, which will be awarded on a competitive basis and is subject to successful admission to SSE, the students must meet at least one of the following requirements:
1. Have parents/guardians without an academic degree
2. Have at least one parent/guardian born outside of Sweden
3. Have grown up in an area of Sweden outside of the Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö metropolitan areas
4. Come from an underprivileged socio-economic background
The application portal will open at the end of July and the application deadline is at the end of August 2023.
GELS scholarship (BSc & MSc)
Each year the President of the Stockholm School of Economics personally hand-picks one or two outstanding students to realize a project of their own design abroad. The purpose of this is to equip these future leaders with the tools and experiences necessary to succeed, both in their studies at SSE as well as future careers.
Many previous GELS winners started out as management consultants and are now CEOs for large companies, entrepreneurs or leaders of large organizations. They work in countries ranging from Sweden and the US to Singapore and Vietnam, providing a global network. Their projects range from fast-food noodles to international aid coordination.
Coming up with a project of your own design and executing it in a foreign country will be both fun and challenging – while providing plenty of personal development. And by setting a clear goal for the impact you aim to achieve you get the chance to apply the theories you’ve learned at SSE in real life.
Read more about the scholarship, application process, past projects and scholarship holders here!
The Yinka Shonibare Thesis Scholarship to Nigeria (BSc & MSc)
The Yinka Shonibare Thesis Scholarship gives Bachelor and Master students in their thesis writing phase at the Stockholm School of Economics the opportunity to do a field study on site in Nigeria while staying at one of the the two Yinka Shonibare Foundation’s residences. The thesis must focus on topics related to the UN Agenda 2030. Read more here!
Af Jochnick scholarships (MSc)
Two scholarships are available every year, exclusively for applicants from Eastern Europe (including Moldova, Macedonia, Azerbadjan, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia) and Turkey.
The application process
The scholarship application is submitted together with the program application. All scholarship 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 the distribution of scholarships across all programs. SSE distributes scholarship offers to our best candidates by the middle of March.
Please note that funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in this scholarship.
American Friends of SSE scholarship (MSc)
One scholarship is available for the academic year 2023/2024, exclusively for applicants from North America (citizens of the United States or Canada).
The American Friends of SSE (AFSSE) scholarship fully covers the tuition fee for the MSc program. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the scholarship. The deadline for the application is January 15.
The application process
SSE awards a number of scholarships that are funded by generous private donations. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for students admitted to one of our five MSc programs. The scholarship application is submitted together with the program application.
All scholarship 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 the distribution of scholarships across all programs.
SSE distributes scholarship offers to our best candidates by the middle of March.
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.
- 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;
- must have a long-term goal of contributing to the Swedish business society;
- not have any previous higher education in Business or Economics;
- have achieved good merits both in school and on the practical level.
Per Hiller Outstanding Master Student Award in MAVFM and MFIN (MSc)
The Board of Insamlingsstiftelsen till Per Hillers Minne (The Foundation in Memory of Per Hiller) has established a new scholarship to reward outstanding study achievements of students in the Master program in Accounting, Valuation and Financial Management (MAVFM) and the Master program in Finance (MFIN).
Up to five scholarships of SEK 50,000 each will be awarded to outstanding students in each of the two master programs. The scholarships are to be received in period 4 in the Spring semester of the first year of study. Based on recommendations by the Program Directors of MAVFM and MFIN, students who are nominated will be appointed by the SSE Student Scholarship Taskforce. The Master students do not have to apply for the award, but all eligible students will be considered by the Program Directors of MAVFM and MFIN.
To encourage and reward outstanding students who participate in an engaged way in the courses offered in the MAVFM and MFIN programs at Stockholm School of Economics. The awards will be based on the students’ study achievements in periods 1 to 3 in the first year of the respective Master program. Hence, the awards will enable ambitious and hard-working students to get a prestigious reward and acknowledgement for their study performance.
- Students who receive the Per Hiller Outstanding Master Student Award have achieved outstanding study results in periods 1 to 3 during their first year in the MAVFM or MFIN programs at SSE.
- The assessment of study results is based on the compulsory and voluntary courses offered in the MAVFM respective MFIN program, having a clear connection to the subject area of Financial Economics (in a broad sense). Also, nominated students will be recognized for their active participation and collaborative teamwork with fellow students in the program activities being offered in the respective Master program.
- The first cohort being eligible for the Per Hiller Outstanding Master Student Award is the master students registered in the MAVFM and MFIN programs in the Fall semester 2022.
Master students receiving the Per Hiller Outstanding Master Student Award will be informed about this by the end of May in period 4 of their first year of study in the MAVFM and MFIN programs.
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.
Eligibility: Have successfully graduated from the Swedish Program by the start of the MSc studies.
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. 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.
Scholarships administrated by other parties:
Swedish Institute (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. SSE's Master programs are eligible for these scholarships despite the fact that we are not using University Admissions platfrom. So make sure to apply!
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.
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.
- Have Swedish citizenship or permanent residency;
- Have recently graduated from SSE or have completed at least two years of studies;
- Main area of focus is business or economics;
- After graduation, the applicant plans to work within international business.
You apply via the homepage (in Swedish).
Deadline: March 19, 2023.
Please note that a mandatory interview with the scholarship committee (part of the Grosshandelssocietet board) will take place in April 2023.
Phone: 08-720 89 00
Scholarship program SOCAR (BSc & MSc)
Citizens of Azerbaijan can be eligible for one of the scholarships offered by SOCAR.
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).
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.
Fullbright scholarship program (MSc and visiting researchers)
For American students wishing to study at graduate level in Sweden.
"Study a Master's" scholarship from educations.com (MSc)
The scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2023 semester onwards up to a value of € 5,000 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 15, 2023.
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.
The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (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!