The Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN) for Swedish Citizens (Charity / Trust)
Reference Number: P236
Key Award Information
Award Title: Study grant and state guaranteed loans for Swedish citizens.
Award Description: This means that everyone receives the same amount for the same study time and study tempo, regardless of age, family affairs or place of residence. Additional loans are also available for certain extra costs, such as tuition, travel, insurance and costs for double residences.
The student grant was SEK 599 per week for the year 2006. The student loan varies depending on which country you study in. You must have been granted student aid and the ordinary student loan for the weeks for which you seek the loan in order to be entitled to additional loan. If you must pay tuition fees to your school, you can apply for a loan for the fees.
1) You must meet the age requirements. You are eligible for student aid until the year that you turn 55. After that, you do not have the same opportunity to take out a loan. For upper secondary education, there is also a minimum age of 20.
2) You must have been admitted to a foreign school outside
3) You must be attending a school or course that qualifies you for student aid.
4) You must be studying at least half-time.
5) You must study for at least three weeks.
7) Your studies must clearly focus on a particular occupation or industry.
Residency: Student aid for studies abroad can be granted to persons who are Swedish citizens. To qualify for financial student aid for studies abroad, you must have some sort of tie to
How to Apply
For an application form see www.csn.se.
Student aid - three ways to apply
1. Applying online.
This is the fastest way to apply for student aid if you will be studying in
2. Pre-printed application form mailed to you.
If you wrote that you wanted to receive student aid when you applied to a college, university or the Swedish National Agency for Services to Universities and University Colleges (VHS), you will automatically receive an application form when you are admitted. Your personal data and school information will already be filled in.
3. Application form.
If an application form is not mailed to you, you can pick one up at your nearest CSN office or your school. You can also order a form on this website, by dialling Talsvar +46 771-276 800 (automated phone service) or by phoning CSN.
Application forms - in Swedish:
For studies at colleges or universities - "Ansökan om studiemedel på högskolenivå i Sverige" (form no. 2401)
For studies at compulsory or upper secondary level and prep year at college - "Ansökan om studiemedel för studier på grundskole- och gymnasienivå samt basår på högskolan" (form no. 2402).
You may send in your application at any time during the year. But you can get back student aid only for the four weeks before the week that CSN received your application.
For further information please visit theie website - www.csn.se
Available to applicants from: