Document your citizenship EU/EEA

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, you aren't required to pay application or tuition fees.

You must document your citizenship

EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are required to provide proof of citizenship in order for their admissions application to be processed - even the Nordic countries.

List of member states in the EU and EEA

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden

Switzerland is not an EU/EEA country, yet Swiss citizens are not required to pay fees in Sweden

Please note that having temporary or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country does NOT exempt you from paying fees. 

How do I document my citizenship?

Provide copies of one - only one is needed - of the following documents:

  • Valid passport. For the passport to be considered valid, your copy must reach us a maximum of 3 months after the expiration date has passed. (For example, if the expiration date is 5 May, your copy must reach us by 5 August.)
  • Valid identity card which clearly states citizenship and the card's expiration date. For the ID card to be considered valid, your copy must reach us a maximum of 3 months after the expiration date has passed. (For example, if the expiration date is 5 May, your copy must reach us by 5 August.) Please note that a driver's license cannot be accepted as proof of citizenship.
  • Official document. Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland who do not have a valid passport or ID card which contains information about both citizenship and expiration date can instead submit an official document which certifies their citizenship. This document must be certified, stamped, and must reach us no later than 3 months after the expiration date has passed. (For example, if the expiration date is 5 May, your copy must reach us by 5 August.) If the document does not contain an expiration date, it must reach us no later than three months after the issue date. Please note that this official document must be officially translated to English, French, German or one of the Nordic languages if it's been issued in a different language.

The safest, fastest and preferred method for you to get your document to University Admissions is by uploading a scan of the original on your account here. 

If for some reason you are unable to scan and upload your document, you can send us a copy by regular mail.

Regular post

If you submit your supporting documentation to us via the regular postal service, use the address below. 

PostNord Strålfors AB
Att: University Admissions in Sweden
R 312
SE-190 81 Rosersberg
Sweden

Delivery Service (FedEx, DHL etc.)

If you submit your supporting documentation via a delivery service, such as FedEx or DHL, please use the address below. Do not use this address for regular post.

PostNord Strålfors AB
Att: University Admissions in Sweden
Järngatan 11
Kaj 21-25
SE-195 95 Rosersberg

Please include the cover sheet found under 'Application' in 'My pages' if you submit your documentation via regular post. Do not include a cover sheet if you upload your identification document.

It is important that you submit your documentation so that it arrives at University Admissions by the deadline indicated; otherwise, your application will be considered late and will only be processed if time permits and there are places available.

When is the deadline for submitting my documentation?

You can find out when the citizenship documentation deadline is for your application round at Key dates and deadlines.

What if I miss the documentation deadline?

Every application round has a deadline for documenting citizenship. If you miss the deadline, your application will be considered late.

Late applications are processed at the discretion of the university after they've considered applicants who submitted their application and documentation on time. 

You will only be considered if there are places available. This will depend on the popularity of the course/programme and how many decline their place.

Are you a UK citizen?

You can find out more about what rules apply to UK citizens at our special page regarding Brexit.

 

Last updated: 17 February 2021