What qualifies you to receive student finance?
Study allowance - basic requirements
- You must be age 16-20.
- You must be studying full-time.
- You must be attending an upper secondary school, an adult secondary education programme (Komvux), a national adult education programme, or certain other courses and studies that are run by the government, receive public subsidies or are supervised by the government.
Student grants and loans - basic requirements
- You must meet the age requirements. You may recieve student aid until the year that you turn 56, but your right to take out a loan will be limited from the year that you turn 47. For upper secondary education, there is also a minimum age of 20.
- You must be attending a school or course that qualifies you for student aid.
- You must be studying at least half-time.
- You must study for at least three weeks.
Education entry grant - basic requirements
- You are 25-56 years of age.
- You are unemployed and have been registered as a job seeker with the Public Employment Service for at least six months.
- You have a short prior education and have an extensive need for education at the primary or upper-secondary level to be able to get a job.
- You have not had student aid in the past three years.
- You must study at least 50 per cent of full time for at least three weeks.
Are you a foreign citizen?
If you are a foreign citizen, you also need to meet the requirements to be entitled to Swedish student finance.