We currently offer one-year programmes and single-subject courses
in a wide variety of academic and vocational disciplines. Around
500 single-subject courses are given in English.
The learning environment is characterised by an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to students. Many of our international students mention the informal relationships with the teachers as one of the things they appreciate most as students at Linnaeus University. Other aspects that receive praise are the modern and environmentally-friendly buildings, good connections with businesses and organisations in the area, and the reality-based case studies which add a real-life dimension to the studies.
Please check our Brochure for Exchange studies at Linnaeus University if you are curious for further information about joining us for an exchange semester or full year! You can find it here.
Programmes and courses are open to qualified students nominated by their home university as exchange students. Exchange students pay tuition fees at their home university. Room and board are paid at Linnaeus University, unless otherwise stated. All student exchanges are to be coordinated through the Office of Student Affairs at Linnaeus University.
All partners will receive an e-mail with nomination instructions and log-in details to our online platform. Only nominations in the online portal are accepted. If you did not receive the email with nomination instructions - please contact the International Office on email@example.com as soon as possible.
Please note that all nominations must be submitted by:
For students commencing their exchange in the autumn semester. We strongly recommend to submit the nominations by March 15.
For students commencing their exchange in the spring semester. We strongly recommend to submit the nominations by September 15.
Once we have confirmed the nominations, the nominated students will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to complete the online application.
The online application should be submitted according to the application instructions by:
For students commencing their exchange in the autumn semester. We strongly recommend to submit the applications by April 1.
For students commencing their exchange in the spring semester. We strongly recommend to submit the applications by October 1.
Please note, the nomination and application deadlines cannot be extended.
Information regarding Brexit
The United Kingdom formally left the EU on 1 February 2020. Their withdrawal has affected the opportunity for UK citizens to study in Sweden, and for Swedish citizens to study in the UK. The UK will not be participating as a programme country in the upcoming Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme period.
Questions and more information
More information can be found on the Swedish Council for Higher Education's website, please visit www.uhr.se/en/start/about-the-council/information-regarding-brexit/
If you have questions about residence status please contact the Swedish Migration Agency, www.migrationsverket.se/English
If you are an exchange student from Linnaeus University, who is about to travel to the UK you can contact International Office on email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an exchange student coming from a British university to Linnaeus University, you can contact the International Office on email email@example.com
If you are a student at Linnaeus Univeristy and a British citizen but not covered by an exchange agreement, you can contact the International Office on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Linnaeus University has partner universities around the world. Please note that not all agreements include student exchange. If you are interested in coming on exchange to Linnaeus University you first need to contact your home university and check if they have an agreement with Linnaeus University including student exchange.
Who can apply?
Exchange studies at Linnaeus University is possible for students at undergraduate or graduate level, coming from our partner universities or through ISEP or USAC.
Please note that doctoral/PhD students can not apply as exchange students. The applicaiton process for doctoral/PhD studies in Sweden differs from that of many other countries. Most doctoral student positions (PhD's) at Linnaeus University are officially announced through the Linnaeus University job vacancy page. Please read more about doctoral/PhD studies at Linnaeus University here.
At Linnaeus University you will study together with students from many countries. Therefore, in most cases, English will be the language of instruction (except for studies in modern foreign languages). It is thus important that your language proficiency level in English is good enough for you to be able to follow the teaching in an adequate way.
The level of English that you will need in order to follow the teaching is described underneath. It is based on the self-assessment grid within the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference, CEFR, level B2.
Please follow this link to the Language Proficiency Report. Exchange students (non-native English speakers) are required to include the Language Proficiency Report with their application.
Self assessment of your English language level
Do you feel that you are able to do the following things? The following criteria are taken from level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference, CEFR:
I can understand extended speech and lectures in English and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard English.
I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.
I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers of English quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.
I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.
The European iSchools Virtual Student Exchange
Linnaeus University, specifically its iInstitute (www.lnu.se/en//iinstitute/) is a member of the iSchools Organization (www.ischools.org), a global organisation of Information Schools with leading institutions dedicated to advancing the information field. Linnaeus University participates in the European iSchool Virtual Student Exchange programme within the organisation.
The other member institutions in the European iSchools Virtual Student Exchange programme are Charles University (Czech Republic), University of Borås (Sweden), University College Dublin (Ireland) and University of Regensburg (Germany). Students from these member institutions must be nominated by their home university in order to take part in the virtual mobility programme.
In our fact sheet you can find details on nomination and application deadlines and courses, please follow this link to the Fact sheet 2022/2023. For further information, please contact the International Office on email email@example.com
More information about the European iSchools Virtual Student Exchange programme can also be found at iSchools website https://ischools.org/Virtual-Exchange/