Students Applying in 2010 Will Probably Pay Fees: New Information From The Swedish Authorities

The Swedish authority for  Universities (VHS) is investigating how to introduce application and tuition fees for Non EU students. It looks like students applying in 2010 will pay an application fee, and full fees will be introduced in 2011. The current information in Swedish says  that tuition fees will be introduced for those students starting their education in the Autumn 2011. Thus, apply in 2010, you will be paying fees in 2011 – though we must wait for the governments investigation , results on the 15th September.

Malmö university has more on this here: http://www.mah.se/english/News/News-2009/Application-fee-for-foreign-students—Autumn-Term-2010/

The governments decision can be read here (in Swedish): http://www.regeringen.se/content/1/c6/12/80/04/bd2a502b.pdf

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New Report from Eduserv on UK Higher Education Website Management

Over on my future web blog I’ve just posted on a new report from the UK, on the management of websites in Higher Education.

I’ll probably be adding more of the web management stuff there in the future and, when I can find a suitable person, giving over this blog so it can function purely as an admissions blog.

Studera.nu – New ‘Operational Status’ Blog – Updated 23rd Oct.

Studera.nu now has a blog with updates about the status of studera.nu. It’s a mixture of Swedish and English but does contain contact information for studera.nu staff.

I only took a quick look, but I did not see a link from studera.nu to their blog, which seems a bit odd.

Tip of the hat to the ever awesome studera.nu facebook group for this.

I notice that they don’t allow comments on their blog (which misses the point of having a blog, I think) so if there is anything you want to add about their posts, feel free to leave it here.

Finally, with my SEO hat on, it seems they have a bit of a problem with the page rank of both this blog and studera.nu, which seems odd given that every university in Sweden links to them.

Updated: I recently had a great conversation with VHS/studera.nu who explained that they do not, currently, have the resources to deal with the volume of questions they receive from the their blog site, nor can they enable comments at this time.  The blog is only there to report on the status of their website, studera.nu. As a result, I’ve taken down the link to their contact site as they cannot guarantee a response to questions about applications and admission procedure. For the time being, use the contact information available at studera.nu.