“We are pleased to now be able to give prospective students information about the fees for our programs”, says Kim Bolton, internationalization coordinator at the University of Borås.
“The amounts that have been set were expected. Technical programs are about 130 000 SEK per student per annum, social science programs about 75 000 and programs that are a mixture of the two are about 110 000 SEK per student per annum.” (The complete list is available at the end of this article).
One program that sets itself apart from the others at the University of Borås is the Master’s Program in Fashion and Textile Design, which is about 270 000 SEK per student per annum.
“It is more expensive to educate students in that field, and we need to cover the actual costs of an education,” explains Kim Bolton.
“Every seat of learning in Sweden follows these guidelines when it comes to their fees, so it is expected that we all end up around the same figures. And the figures we see here in Borås are in line with those at other seats of learning.”
Good Quality Essential
The purpose of the university’s work on internationalization is giving added value to and improving the quality of education and research. Kim Bolton emphasizes how important it is to invest in this group of paying students.
“We need to look outside of Europe and Anglophone countries, where our own students happily go. Good internationalization requires students from different countries, which makes these programs an important tool for us. It is pleasing that the students want to come to Borås and study; they contribute to our good quality,” says Kim Bolton.
“But at the same time it is important to not forget the internationalization that takes place through exchanges, investments in mobility, non-paying free movers from the EEA, strategic partner universities, internationalization at home and so on.”
The Next Step
Planning for the autumn semester of 2011 is underway. Not all details about payment are finalized, work is still in progress. By mid-November the university’s course catalog in English will be published, and the information will be available on the English-language web at the same time.
It is still unclear whether the University of Borås will be able to offer scholarships to students from countries outside of the EEA and Switzerland. The government is expected to make a decision on the matter later this year.
“Our most important work lies in convincing the presumptive students that our education is of good quality and gives them good chances of getting jobs, so that they are willing to invest money to come here.”
Fees: Education by Education
- Master’s Program: Library and Information Science, Digital Libraries and Information Services, 120 ECTS (50%) – 37 500 SEK per annum over 4 years
- Master’s Program in Informatics Focusing on Co-Design of Business and IT, 120 ECTS – 130 000 SEK per annum over two years
- Master’s Program in Informatics, 60 ECTS – 130 000 SEK
- Master’s Program in Business, 60 ECTS – 75 000 SEK
- Industrial Economics – International Business Engineer, 180 ECTS – 130 000 SEK per annum over three years
- Master’s Program in Industrial Economics – Quality and Environment, 60 ECTS –130 000 SEK
- Master’s Program in Industrial Economics – Logistics, 60 ECTS – 130 000 SEK
- Master’s Program in Energy and Material Recycling – Sustainable Technical Systems, 120 ECTS, 130 000 SEK per annum over two years
- Master’s Program in Energy and Material Recycling – Industrial Biotechnology, 120 ECTS, 130 000 SEK per annum over two years
- Artistic Master’s Program in Fashion and Textile Design Focusing on Fashion Design or Textile Design, 120 ECTS – 270 000 SEK per annum over two years
- Master’s Program in Applied Textile Management, 60 ECTS – 75 000 SEK
- Master’s Program in Fashion Management Focusing on Fashion Marketing, 60 ECTS – 75 000 SEK
- Master’s Program in Textile Technology, 60 ECTS – 130 000 SEK
- Master’s Program in Textile Management Focusing on Fashion Management, 120 ECTS, 75 000 SEK per annum over two years
- Master’s Program in Textile Management Focusing on Guidance of Textile Chains of Value, 120 ECTS – 75 000 SEK per annum over two years
- Master’s Program in Textile Technology, 120 ECTS – 130 000 SEK per annum over two years