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


Does the University of Gävle plan to reduce the tuition fee or provide any additional scholarships due to the pandemics?

Does the University of Gävle plan to reduce the tuition fee or provide any additional scholarships due to the pandemics?

No. The University of Gävle will not be able to reduce the tuition fee or provide any additional scholarships

Will the programme start online?

Will the programme start online?

University of Gävle has decided that all international programmes with beginning autumn 2020 will be carried out online the first semester August 31, 2020 to January 17, 2021.

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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?

We don't know yet, but the University of Gävle will update information on our website. All students are urged to stay updated via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency of Sweden and to follow all of their recommendations

Will it be safe/possible for me to come to Sweden in August?

Will it be safe/possible for me to come to Sweden in August?

University of Gävle has decided that all international programmes with beginning autumn 2020 will be carried out online the first semester August 31, 2020 to January 17, 2021.

Swedish authorities are closely following the spread of the coronavirus and are working continuously to keep Sweden and its residents safe. The best way to follow developments regarding the Coronavirus is to refer to the WHO website and the ECDC website. There are currently travel restrictions in place for foreign nationals travelling to Sweden. Please stay updated by checking emergency information from Swedish authorities.

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

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

Yes, new students can get a full refund if their not able to start their studies at University of Gävle autumn semester 2020 if the reason is due to the effects of the coronavirus.

How to apply for a reimbursement:

Tuition fees

I have paid the tuition fee but now the programme is going to be carried out online. Can I get a refund?

I have paid the tuition fee but now the programme is going to be carried out online. Can I get a refund?

Yes, new students can get a full refund if their not able to start their studies at University of Gävle autumn semester 2020 if the reason is due to the effects of the coronavirus.

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.

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: 2020-07-03
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