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Student exchange

The University of Gothenburg prides itself on providing a welcoming and stimulating academic environment for incoming students. The University provides a wide variety of courses and programmes in English and students benefit from an academic environment that promotes classroom discussions and direct dialogue with professors. Students are not only welcome to speak their mind - they are expected to do so.

  • The University offers 2,500 courses and 150 programmes.
  • More than 280 courses and 40 programmes are in English.
  • Every academic year roughly 1000 exchange students and 1800 freemover students study in Gothenburg creating a unique academic environment.
  • Roughly 1,450 students took part in a learning abroad programme 2009-2010 (statistics include all form of learning abroad such as internships and short-term exchange).
  • The student body is composed of over 70 nationalities.

A small town in a cosmopolitan package

Gothenburg successfully combines the attraction of a truly cosmopolitan city with the charm of a small town. The University is situated in the city centre ensuring that the university adds to the city's vibrant energy. 

We look after our partners

The majority of our students receive accommodation and accommodation assistance is provided to all students. The University offers a number of Swedish language courses at introductorary and intermediate level for incoming students. During the start of the term students are able to take part in a welcome week arranged by the University in cooperation with the city of Gothenburg providing plenty of opportunities for integrating with fellow students. A mentor programme is also offered to increase contact between exchange students and Swedish students.

No tuition fees

With an exchange agreement with balanced mobility students from our partner universities do not need to pay tuition fees.

Establishing an exchange agreement

The University welcomes contacts with new universities and are open for discussing possibilities for department, faculty-level, or university-wide agreements. The University places a premium on agreements that are of mutual benefit for both partners.

Page Manager: Lena Pedersen|Last update: 4/27/2012
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