You should consider how much your studies will cost, well in advance. Exchange students do not pay any tuition fees to the host university, but there may be other fees such as, for example, an application fee, student union fees, insurance and costs for visa and travel. It is often also more expensive to stay abroad as you may want to take the chance to travel and treat yourself a little extra.
Grants for exchange studies
If you are accepted for exchange studies, you will receive a grant from Karolinska Institutet before your departure. The amount of the grant or travel allowance differs depending on the exchange programme (Nordplus, Erasmus, Linnaeus-Palme, INK).
To qualify for the full amount of the grant, you are required to complete the whole of your planned exchange study period and, upon return, write a report for approval by the international committee for your study programme. The greater part of the funding will be paid before your departure, with the remainder payable after your return home and your travel report has been approved. You cannot receive more than one grant per exchange programme.
Student aid from CSN
Normally, only Swedish citizens are entitled to student aid from the Swedish Board for Study Support (CSN) for studies outside Sweden. However, CSN may make an exception from this rule for persons with a permanent residence permit and for EU nationals.