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International possibilities for the Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Master Programme

In the Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Master Programme, you can go on exchange studies for one term within the programme. In addition to this, there are other international possibilities you can take advantage of during your studies.

What do I get out of exchange studies?

  • You get a great opportunity to develop academically and gain new perspectives on your studies.
  • You will also gain other insights and experiences that you can benefit from in the future, both in your future career and privately.
  • Furthermore, you get support throughout the process and with all the practical details.
  • The higher education credits from your exchange can be included in your degree at Linnaeus University.
  • You do not have to pay tuition fees to the foreign university.
  • Depending on which country you choose to go to, you can get extra money in the form of grants or scholarships, in addition to, for example, CSN.

The world is open

When can I go on exchange studies?
You can go on exchange studies term 3.

What do I need to study during possible exchange studies?
You need to study courses similar to the courses offered in term 3 of the programme. It is the respective examiner on these courses that define which courses can be part of the exchange.

When do I need to apply?
The process to apply for exchange studies is long, so you need to be out in good time. Applications for exchange studies are held during the autumn term, the academic year before you go on exchange studies. The application usually opens in the middle of the autumn term.

What is credited after the exchange studies within the program?
We credit the specific courses from term 3 after the exchange, and then we also state the courses that you have taken during the exchange studies.

Where can I go?

At Linnaeus University, there are many universities all around the world where you can go on exchange studies, we have partners in both Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. Below are some universities where we have a collaboration on master level with the partner. Look through the universities below or some of the several hundred others with whom we collaborate.

  • ISEP consortium (several countries)
  • The USAC consortium (several countries)
  • Metropolitan University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany
  • Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • University of Greenwich, Great Britain
  • Latvian Academy of Culture, Latvia
  • University of Latvia, Latvia

There are intentionally no links above, as the best thing for you is to look at the information in our placement list to make sure that the university is included in the application during the period you are planning your exchange studies.

You also need to confirm that the partner institutions you are interested in work with what you need to study during your exchange by looking through the courses that are available for exchange students on their respective websites. It is good if you find several courses that work with what you need to study.

What do students who have been on exchange studies think?

In the latest evaluation we made of exchange studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 100% of all outgoing students state that they are satisfied with their exchange studies.

Some quotes from art and humanities students who have been on exchange studies when asked; What do you want to tell others who are going on exchange studies?

"Go! Truly a memory for life and one meets so many wonderful people"

"Make the most of it. It is a short time that goes really fast."

"Don't be a tourist, hang out with locals."

How do I take the next step?

Information about how to apply for exchange studies, how different exchange placements work, list of partner universities and when the application is open can be found on the student pages under international possibilities and the page for exchange studies. Thoroughly read the information available there.

What possibilities are there in addition to exchange studies?

Field Work Abroad

In addition to exchange studies, there are other international possibilities. When you do your degree project, you can as a part of the course collect material for your work abroad for 8-10 weeks, this is usually called field work. Depending on the location and circumstances of your particular fieldwork, there may be a scholarship to apply for to facilitate the field work abroad.

Internship abroad after a program 

In connection with the completion of your education, you can apply for a funded internship within the EU through the Erasmus + internship scholarship. It is important that you have not taken your degree if you are interested in this internship funding because the internship will then be included in your diploma supplement on your degree. You need to find your internship placement yourself and depending on whether you have used Erasmus + funds before or not, you can receive funding for up to 12 months. You apply for the internship scholarship the last semester of your program.

Who can I contact?

If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact the international coordinator at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at for questions or to book a meeting.

Or you can contact our international office at for more general questions about exchange studies, they also have a student lounge open several days a week. Information about the opening hours can be found on the page for international possibilities which is linked above.