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Take the chance to study abroad – go on exchange!

Did you know that you can study at one of our partner universities around the world and get your credits recognized within your degree from Gothenburg University?

Exchange in short:
-We offer exchange at approximately 150 schools world-wide

-You don't pay tuition fees during your exchange

-You can get CSN loans as well as scholarships

-Your courses can be recognized within your planned degree

-Your study-time will not be prolonged

-Studies from abroad will be an unique selling point on your CV

-Meet a new culture - Make friends for life!

Good to know:
-Apply latest 1 February 2020 for exchange semesters autumn 2020 and spring 2021. Deadline is 1 February, however it is possible to complete your application with a transcript of records until 10 February 2020, if credits from the fall semester 2019 have not been reported into Ladok by 1 February

-Start well in time to plan and prepare your application

-Find out what is required for and when exchange is suitable in your study program and subject

-Establish which type of courses you can take: core courses or electives, bachelor or graduate

- Support:
The International Office --> practical matters 
Study councellor --> academic matters

-Knowing that the schools you will apply for have relevant courses will make it easier for you to accept an exchange spot when you're offered one!

1.Where can I go?

International exchange partners
• Note that each agreement is signed within a specific academic level and subject area
• Check your programme syllabus to find out what courses you are requested to take during your exchange semester.
• Check the course offer for each university of interest. A link can be found in each international exchange partner's information.
• For questions related to having your course selection approved contact your study counsellor. Note that a formal approval of courses will be given after you have been accepted by the partner university.

2. Prepare your application - Apply Online

FIRST ROUND: 10 December - 1 February 2020 (23:59)
For the upcoming autumn and/or spring semester
For more details about dates and deadlines, please click here

• Apply for a maximum of six universities in the online application.
• After submitting your application, it can't be changed.
• The following documents should be uploaded.
• After submitting the online application remember to print out your application (pdf) and submit it to the International Office, including all the attachments latest by 3 February (9:00)
It is possible to complete your application with a transcript of records until 10 February 2020, if credits from the autumn semester 2019 have not been reported into Ladok by 1 February

Regarding Proof of English Proficiency - New deadlines!
Some partner schools have requirements regarding proof of English proficiency. For these schools the student are expected to show evidence of having completed a standardized English test. Please refer to the respective international exchange partner's information.

Test result deadlines:
For exchange autumn 2020 - test result must be uploaded by 10 February 2020.
For exchange spring 2021 - test result must be uploaded by 1 June 2020. Read more about the IELTS and TOEFL test.

3. Did I get a spot?

2 March 2020 (First application round). All applicants will receive an email with the result of the application round.

15 March (23:59): Deadline to accept your spot online. If you do not fomally accept your offer by this date, it will be withdrawn.

4. Nomination

When students have accepted their spots, the International Office will contact the partner universities and provide them with the names of the selected students.

5. Confirmation from the partner university

• You will receive information directly from the host university, by email.
• Do not contact them before they have taken this first initial contact, as this can cause confusion.
• Follow instructions carefully. This is your responsability and in your own interest.

6. Course approval

• Have your course selection approved by your study counsellor, prior to registering for courses at the partner university. Contacts details for study counsellors can be found here.
NOTE! for some programmes, a Course approval is mandatory, sometimes even before you apply for an exchange semester, read more here.
• Students travelling through an Erasmus agreement: submit your Learning Agreement to the International Office.
• Questions about Learning Agreement? Contact Sara Fallegård

7. Letter of Acceptance

The partner university will send you an Official Letter of Acceptance; this is your proof that you have been admitted and needed to apply for a visa. Apply through the country's embassy; don't start the procedure before you have a Letter of Acceptance.

8. Scholarships

Students travelling through an Erasmus agreement are entitled to an Erasmus Scholarship, but there are also other types of scholarships available. See the University of Gothenburg's information about Scholarships. You can also apply for the School of Business, Economics and Law Travel Scholarship. More information will be given to you after you have been assigned an exchange spot.




Application for exchange studies, academic year 2020/2021

Online application is open and will close on 1 February 2020.

Where can I go? - International exchange partners

Pre-departure meeting for outgoing students spring 2020

Are you going on exchange spring semester 2020? You will be invited to the pre-departure meeting at the begining of December. Date & time yet to be set! We will keep you informed!

Mer information


Read more about different scholarships that you can apply for when you are planning to study abroad.

Sidansvarig: Saida Hajee|Sidan uppdaterades: 2019-12-11

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