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International Possibilities after a Programme

You who are in your last year of a program at Linnaeus University can apply for exchange studies during your last year to go on exchange directly after your program. In addition to this, there are other international possiblities you can take advantage of.

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 a Swedish degree.
  • 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 CSN.

The world is open

When can I go on exchange studies?
You can go on exchange studies from the autumn term directly after you finish your programme for either one term or a full year.

What do I need to study during possible exchange studies?
You are free to choose what you want to study and immerse yourself in during the exchange studies.

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 "Exchange Studies, 30 hp credits" and then 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 students have gone on exchange after their programme. Look through the universities below or some of the several hundred others with whom we collaborate.

  • Konsortiet ISEP (flera olika länder)
  • Konsortiet USAC (flera olika länder)
  • Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Université de Nantes, France
  • University of Greenwich, Great Britain
  • Bath Spa University, Great Britain
  • Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Mary Immaculate College Limmerick, Ireland
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
  • Akita International University, Japan
  • Ryukoku University, Japan
  • Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Korea University, South Korea
  • Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • University of Central Missouri, USA
  • California State University, Chico, USA
  • San Francisco State University, USA
  • North-West University, USA

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?

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.