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Fact Sheet:
Admin Fees: Yes WI GI Benefits Eligible: Yes
Program Sponsor: *UWL-Exchange* Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Finance, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
Location: Växjö (or Kalmer), Sweden
Official Language: Swedish
Population: 75,000
Campus Size: 15,000 students
International Students: 400
Interesting Fact: 

More info @LU-Exchange
  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 staying in Sweden for more than 3 months MUST apply for a
Resident Permit (visa) in advance.**

Get more information about traveling to Sweden @ Travel.State.Gov-Sweden

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

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Courses Taught:
In English (Swedish for language classes)

Get current information about:
Semester @ Linnaeus Course Catalogue
Summer @ Linnaeus Summer Catalogue
Dates @ Academic Calendar
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.
*Students need to first start the UWL study abroad application process. Students can ONLY start the Linnaeus University application process after our office nominates students. 
** UWL doesn't arrange student visas. Students are required to independently arrange for their student visa and need to be aware that this is a time sensitive requirement that will include an additional out-of-pocket cost. For more information visit Travel.State.Gov.


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

Student will pay ONLY UWL tuition. Students need to be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits hours per semester. 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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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/03/2018 06/09/2019
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 07/16/2018 08/17/2018
NOTE: Arrival dates for this program are 9-12 July, 2018. Mandatory Orientation for new students is arranged 13-14 July, 2018. Therefore, students need to plan to be there before July 13.
Spring 2019 09/01/2018 10/01/2018 01/21/2019 06/09/2019

** 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.