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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Areas of Study: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Finance, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Program Type: *UWL-Exchange*
Admin Fees: Yes Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Program Description:

Location: Växjö or Kalmer, Sweden
Official Language: Swedish
Courses Taught: Most courses are taught in English even for local students
Population: 75,000
Campus Size: 15,000 students
International Students: 400
Interesting Fact: 

More info @ LUExchange or
Linnaeus University Brochure
  1. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss courses
  3. Complete the study abroad application process*
  4. Pay UWL resident tuition
  5. Pay housing and meals to the host institution abroad
  6. Spend your semester or academic year in Sweden!
*Students MUST first start the UWL study abroad application process.
Students can ONLY start Linnaeus University application
process after our office nominates them. 
Students staying in Sweden for more than 3 months MUST apply for a
Residence Permit (visa) in advance. Get more information about traveling
to Sweden, including information about residence permit,
@ Travel.State.Gov-Sweden.

UWL DOES NOT arrange student visas. Students are required to independently
arrange for their student visa and need to be aware that this is a TIME
 requirement that will include an additional out-of-pocket cost.

Room on campus or Apartment in the city center.
Distributed first come, first serve basis, but housing
is guaranteed for students who apply prior to the deadline.

Find more information about housing here!

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Courses Taught:
In English (Swedish for language classes)

Get current information about:
Courses offered at campus Kalmar 
Courses offered at campus Växjö
Summer @ Linnaeus Summer Catalogue

Note: Fall semester at LU will over lap with UWL spring semester. However,
students can still participate in a fall semester abroad at LU, but will need to
complete online assignments, tests, and/or submit papers once back home to
complete their fall semester at LU.
We recommend...
Introductory Swedish course
7.5 ECTS or 4 U.S. Credits

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  • 2.75 GPA.
  • Sophomore status at start of program.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Good disciplinary record on campus. 
Students who are interested in studying abroad, but do not meet eligibility
requirements, are encouraged to make an appointment with a study abroad
advisor. We will assess each situation on a case-by-case basis.
Check key dates and academic calendar here!

Fall: Late August - Mid January
Spring: Mid January-Early June
Credits: 12-18

Late August - Early June
Credits: 24-36

Mid July 16 - August 17, 2018
Credits: 3-9 (depending on the sessions)
Summer Academy Info

Students will pay ONLY UWL resident tuition while abroad, even if the student is currently paying out-of-state tuition. Students need to be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits hours. Please refer to the Budget Sheet at the top of this online brochure for more information. 

Apply for the John Glarner Memorial Grant. Students are eligible for the grant if they are an American exchange student studying at Linnaeus University for the academic year. The grant is for SEK 5,000. Applications must be received no later than May 1.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

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Lianeus University

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.