Frequently Asked Questions - Newly Admitted Students

Admitted to Dalarna University and have questions about what to do next? Here are answers to commonly asked questions.

Questions about the Admissions Decision

How do I accept my admission to Dalarna University?

If you applied on-time in the first application round then there is no way you can accept your place via the portal. The best way to confirm your place is to inform Dalarna University that you intend to study with us and pay the tuition fee (if applicable).

If you have applied on-time in the second application round then it is important that you accept your place via the portal by the stated deadline, otherwise you will lose your place.

If you applied late in either application round then you only need to inform Dalarna University that you intend to study with us and pay the tuition fee (if applicable).

Why am I conditionally admitted?

All students who are required to pay tuition fees are conditionally admitted. This is because your admission is not confirmed until the payment of fees has been made.
It is also possible to be conditionally admitted because you need to submit the final year transcript and diploma from your previous university studies.

Are there any problems with being conditionally admitted?

No. This does not affect your chances of getting a scholarship from Dalarna University or the Swedish Institute. This does not affect your chances of getting a residence permit. 

How do I remove the condition from my University Admissions account?

It is actually not possible to do this. The condition can be removed “locally” by Dalarna University but this is not updated in your University Admissions account. The reason for this is that the IT system for processing your application, and the IT system for processing your fee payment at the university are two separate systems. So your status will always be listed as “conditionally admitted” which is fine.

I am placed on reserve to another university, and admitted/conditionally admitted to Dalarna University, what do I do?

This depends upon where you want to study. If you want to study at Dalarna University, then you are admitted and can just follow our instructions to prepare for coming here. If you want to study at the other university then please contact them to find out what your chances are of being admitted at a later date and how their process works for applicants on the reserve list for the specific programme to which you applied.

You do not need to reject your reserve offer in order to stay admitted to Dalarna University.

I need an official admissions decision. Where do I get it?

The Notification of Selection Results (PDF) is the only official admissions decision. You can download this PDF by logging into your University Admissions account.

I am unable to begin my studies this year, can I defer my admission to next year?

If you are required to pay tuition-fees, it is only possible to defer your admission if you pay the first semester tuition fee, otherwise you are welcome to re-apply next year. If you re-apply, you do not need to resend the documents which you have previously sent to University Admissions.
Please see the Dalarna University website for information about Deferment of Studies

Questions about Tuition Fees

How much do I need to pay? 

The tuition fee for the first semester of your programme is listed on your Notification of Selection Results, as well as at the programme specific information on the Dalarna University Website. 

If you are admitted to a technical programme, the first semester tuition fee is 67500 SEK. 
If you are admitted to a social science programme, the first semester tuition fee is 43500 SEK. 
If you are admitted to the GSRH programme, the first semester tuition fee is 75150 SEK.

If you are granted a scholarship from the Swedish Institute, you do not need to submit any payment. 
If you are awarded a scholarship from Dalarna University, you can lower sum you need to pay for your first semester by the value of this scholarship (for the first semester). For example if you are admitted to a social science programme (Tourism Destination Development or Business Studies) and awarded a scholarship with a value of 20000 SEK per semester, then you would submit a payment of 23500 SEK to Dalarna University for the first semester.

How do I pay the tuition fee?

Dalarna University partners with an online payment company (Flywire) that offers easy payment solutions in nearly every country in the world, so that you can pay online with either a credit card, bank transfer or other payment method depending on the country you will be sending the tuition fee payment from. You can find more information about how to submit your online payment at the Tuition Fees webpage.

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When you pay the tuition fees via Flywire, Flywire will send a notification that the fees are received by Dalarna University. You do not need to send this notification to the Migration Agency; Dalarna University notifies the Migration Agency that your fees were paid.

Dalarna University no longer sends invoices for the tuition fee payment.
It is your responsibility to pay the appropriate amount via Flywire.

When do I need to pay the tuition fees?

You should pay the tuition fees as soon as possible as payment of the fees is necessary for applying for a residence permit. If you are a new student and Dalarna University recieves your tuition fee payment on or before April 25th, you will be able to get a full refund if you are unable to begin studying with us. You can read more about this in the information about tuition fee refunds.

The latest you should pay the fees is in late May (autumn) or mid-November (spring), but we STRONGLY advise you to pay the fees earlier than this as that gives you little time to get your residence permit approved. In some instances it is possible to pay the fee after these date but the risk is that you will not get a residence permit approved.

Are you waiting to pay the tuition fee until you get a scholarship decision, please read the answer to the next question.

What if I need to wait to get a decision about a SI scholarship or other scholarship before I can pay the fees – will this cause problems for my residence permit application?

If you are able to pay the tuition fee, we strongly encourage you to do this as soon as possible, even if you are awaiting a decision about a Swedish Institute Scholarship for Global Professionals (SISGP).
The reason for this is that less than 5% of applicants are awarded a SISGP. If you wait to pay your fee until after getting a negative decision about the SISGP then you have significantly less time to get a decision about your residence permit application. Furthermore, paying the tuition fee does not impact your chances of getting a SISGP since the scholarship review process at the Swedish Institute is completely seperate from the tuition fee payment process at Dalarna University. We do not get a list of potential scholarship awardees nor do we share information with the Swedish Institute about which students have paid the tuition fee.

Applicants who are awarded a SISGP usually have a quicker processing time with the Migration Agency so if you do get this award then you should proceed to apply for a residence permit as soon as possible using the documentation provided by the Swedish Institute.

If you are awaiting a decision from any other scholarship organization then we recommend that you ensure that you have a decision by mid-May so you can proceed with your residence permit application before the end of May. Keep in mind that this might not be enough time to get a residence permit which is why we strongly recommend you to pay the tuition fee as soon as possible.

Is it possible to pay in installments for the first semester?

No, you must pay the first semester tuition fee in full (minus any scholarship you receive from Dalarna University). If the fee is not paid in full you will not be able to get a residence permit to come to live and study in Sweden.

What if I pay the fee but get denied a residence permit and need a refund?

You can apply for a refund using our refund application. Tuition fee refunds are subject to a 5000 SEK administrative fee unless your first tuition fee payment was received on or before April 25th. The fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. Refunds are not issued when a student is registered in a programme or course after the start of the semester.

Read more on the tuition fees webpage

Questions about Scholarships, loans and living costs

When will I be notified if I received a scholarship from Dalarna University?

We will inform scholarship applicants by April 15th (autumn semester) and November 1st (spring semester) of the outcome of their application for a scholarship.

Do I need to inform the SI Scholarship Committee about my conditional admission at Dalarna University?

No. They get a list of admitted students from University Admissions. Being conditionally admitted does not matter. Being admitted to your second choice/third choice/fourth choice doesn’t matter so long as you properly applied for a scholarship for these programmes when you initially applied to the SI scholarship.

Do I need to notify Dalarna University if I get offered a scholarship by Swedish Institute?

No, we are informed about this from the Swedish Institute and will assist you in coming to Dalarna University.

Do you know about financial institutions in Sweden that can give loans to international students like me?

There are no banks or other financial institutions in Sweden that will give loans or grants to international students for studying a degree programme. Please try to arrange the funding in your home country or via personal/family savings or via a scholarship.

Could you give more details about average cost of living?

This varies from person to person. Officially we say that you should plan on having 7500 SEK a month available for food, rent, personal expenses (books, mobile phone, internet, clothing, eating out).
Please note that the Migration Agency requires you to show that you have access to around 9450 SEK a month for the duration of your permit period.

Renting a student accommodation costs around 2800-5000 SEK a month (for one person). Most rooms will cost around 3500-4000 SEK a month. Student accommodation in Borlänge includes utilities, internet and basic furniture so most students living in Borlänge do not have any additional costs for their accommodation than the rent they pay. Most student rooms in Falun are not furnished so you will have an extra expense to rent furniture.
Food costs vary from person to person but around 2000 SEK is a reasonable sum to spend each month.

If you expect to have between 800 - 1500 SEK a month in additional expenses (clothing, mobile phone, books/course materials, entertainment and travel expenses) then you should be able to account for most expected expenses as a student. 

Rent for one person: 2800 - 5000 SEK
Food for one person: 1800 - 2200 SEK
Data plan and banking fees 150 SEK
Clothing for Swedish weather 400 SEK
Fun stuff (travel, eating out) 350 - 1000 SEK
TOTAL 5500 - 8750

The Guide for New International Students answers additional questions

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