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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?

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!

Applications for spring semester 2021

7 September: Online application opens. A link will be published on our website www.handels.gu.se/international

15 September: (23:59): Application deadline for spring semester 2021. Submit your application online and hand in a printed paper application including all attachments to the International Office

16 September (9:00): Hand in printed application physically

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.

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. As many tests have been postponed because of Covid19, we have postponed the deadline. New deadline 10 August!

Read more about the IELTS and TOEFL test. Any costs for the language test is at your own expence.

3. Did I get a spot?


Approx week 39-40: Students who have been selected for an exchange spot in the third application round will be advised by email. The deadline to accept or rejcect the offered spot will be just a few days later.

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 - Spring semester 2021

The third application round will open 07 September 2020. A list of exchange partner universities will be published here.

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

Sidansvarig: Saida Hajee|Sidan uppdaterades: 2020-05-05

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