(Original post by tayesniggi)
Uhm... ok.. sorry for giving the wrong info... but.. wow, i'm really surprised to hear that. does it apply to all the students regardless of which course you study and what your grades are? and, I assume, it applies only to Swedish citizens? How about masters, do they pay you for that one as well? (I know this is off topic, but it's interesting and maybe useful information)
Yes, it has nothing to do with income, grades, course, level of studies etc. It's for all Swedish students, regardless of where or what we study. I for example study in Poland right now, and I studied in China before. It would also be valid for me if I get accepted to University of Cambridge, which I've applied for. The money isn't enough to cover tuition fees though, but they're offering me a loan to cover those costs.
It only applies to Swedish citizens, but they also have some kind of rule of if you've lived in Sweden for a certain amount of years (3 or 5, don't remember) you're eligble as well.
We can study whatever we want and get paid for it, however only a maximum of 6 years. And we don't have to get a degree within those 6 years etc, and we can study bachelor after bachelor after bachelor if we would feel like it... Or masters etc. However they do demand us to pass most courses, if we fail too much we temporarily lose the funding until we've had resits.
There's a debate going on right now, that students get paid for studying self-help courses like "the road to happiness" things, which has nothing to do with getting a degree in something nor working with it later. I agree that it's bizarre to pay students to study something that won't benefit the society later. Otherwise I really like the system though. As far as I'm aware all the other scandinavian countries have the same or very similar systems.