Higher education in Sweden is both academic and vocational. Methods of instruction include lectures, seminars, group work, laboratory work and independent studies. The education system in Sweden emphasizes self-discipline and motivation from a student. It stresses the student's personal responsibility and individual performance; the obtained grades reflect not only the final exam but the full participation of the student during the course. Most courses are taught in blocks over a period of several weeks and are closed either by an assignment and/or an exam. Students usually take one course at a time rather than several different courses. The contacts between students and teachers is less formal than in some other countries and you are encouraged to ask questions both in- and outside the classroom. More information about higher education in Sweden can be found at www.studyinsweden.se
Tuition Fees and Student visa
As of the start of the academic year 2011 all Swedish universities are required to charge tuition fees to students coming from outside the European Union. This is not applying for students coming as exchange students from partner universities outside the European Union. Tuition fees vary and depend on the kind of studies you are taking. More information can be obtained from the International Office. In order to get a student visa the Migration Board demands that you can prove that you have enough money to support yourself during your entire study period in Sweden.
Only full-time on campus studies give you the right to apply for a student visa at the Migration Board.