Brexit information for British citizens and their families

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 1 February 2020. This has resulted in some changes regarding the application and tuition fee requirements for British citizens and their families.

There were rules that applied during the transitional period, and rules for after that period was concluded.

During the transitional period

A transitional period was put in place until 31 December 2020. During this time, British citizens and their family members continued for the most part to have the same rights as they had before. Among other things, this meant that they were exempt from paying application and tuition fees for higher education studies in Sweden.

After the transitional period

The transitional period expired on 31 December 2020. Currently, British citizens and their family members designated in article 10 of the Withdrawal Agreement - those who exercised their right to reside in Sweden before the end of the transitional period, and continue to do so - are not required to pay application and tuition fees.

British citizens not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement - or any other fee exemptions - are required to pay both application and tuition fees starting 1 January 2021.

Information from the Swedish government on Brexit

Information from the Swedish Migration Agency on Brexit

What if I have residence status in another EU country?

In order to be exempt from paying application and tuition fees in Sweden, you must have exercised your right to reside in Sweden. 

Required documentation from 1 January 2021

From 1 December 2020, you can apply for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency. When you receive your residence status, scan the original document verifying your status and upload it to your account here at Universityadmissions.se. Please note that the deadline for applying for residence status for British citizens is 30 September 2021.

If your residence decision has not arrived

If you've applied for but haven't yet received your residence decision, please scan a copy of the certificate indicating that you have submitted an application for residence status for British citizens with the Swedish Migration Agency.

Find out more about applying for residence status as a British citizen at the Swedish Migration Board's website

 

Last updated: 29 January 2021