Students and education

Last changed: 05 March 2024
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National efforts are ongoing to review how Sweden can take in and support students fleeing Ukraine (both Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian citizens), Russia and Belarus.

SLU students come from all over the world. The university does not register information about students’ origins or nationality, meaning it is not possible to provide specific details about the number of students from these countries. However, there are some students with Bachelor’s degrees from these countries. There are currently no exchange students from Ukraine, Russia or Belarus at SLU.

Applications for this autumn’s courses and programmes

Students can apply for this autumn’s courses and programmes during the 15 March–15 April admissions round. The SLU Admissions Office ( can help students with registration as the autumn semester admission rounds will only be available in Swedish on

Master programmes

Students will also be available to apply for Master’s programmes via University Admissions between 15 October and 15 January. Those who are admitted will begin their studies at the start of the 2025 autumn semester, since the admission round is closed.

Fees and Swedish student finance

Students who are Ukrainian citizens and fled the country after 30 October 2021 are covered by the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive and will no longer need to pay tuition fees. The Swedish Migration Agency will provide the refugees with accommodation and a daily allowance, however they will not be entitled to Swedish student finance.


More information concerning students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus is available at the Student web.