Västmanland District Court on refund of tuition fees

Jun 14, 2016 | Education Student Global

Today the verdict was delivered from the Västmanland District Court on the case of the fee-paying student who demanded a refund from the University of the tuition fees.

The Court considers that there was a mutually binding agreement between the fee-paying student and the University and that the study programme had been deficient in quality. This means that the University is now obliged to refund the student’s tuition fees.

- The higher education sector has now received the answer to a question that has existed since the decision in 2011 to require fees from students coming from countries outside the EU, the EEA or from Switzerland. The Court considers that HEIs (higher education institutions) enter a mutually binding agreement with these students. This affects the entire sector, and here at the University we now have to sit down and consider the implications of this verdict, says University Director Marie Eriksson.

The Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, which was criticised by the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ, has been given the assessment of high quality since the spring 2015, when the UKÄ carried out a new evaluation,. This improvement work was begun as soon as the UKÄ had made their first evaluation in the autumn of 2013.