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How to apply - Exchange Student

The University of Gothenburg uses an online application for incoming exchange students. Please note that you have to be nominated by your home university before applying. To access the online form, please use the link to the right.

The application deadline is:

  • May 15th for the autumn semester.
  • November 15th for the spring semester.


The application form is available during following periods:

  • April 1 - May 15
  • October 1 - November 15

Special instructions

The deadlines above apply for all faculties except the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
Application instructions, deadlines and contact information for the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.

The faculties might have their own recommendations and regulations, so please make sure that you read the instructions related to the faculty where you intend to study before you start the application process:

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Science
School of Business, Economics and Law
The Sahlgrenska Academy

The application form must be completed in order for you to receive a letter of acceptance and select courses.

Applying for courses

Please note that the course application is made separately. You can find more information on your faculty website listed here. (Under "Additional requirements")

The grading and credit system

Unless the institution decides to grade on some other scale, the grades used are Pass with Distinction (VG), Pass (G) or Fail (U).
Sweden has a system of higher education credits (högskolepoäng), which are equivalent to ECTS credits, where a normal 40-week academic year consists of 60 higher education credits, 30 higher education credits per term.

Link to the online application

2014-04-09: Some students can not get the confirmation letter by mail at the moment. Note that your confirmation letter is on the last page of your application in pdf that you receive when you submit your application.

2014-04-07: Note that Internet Explorer 11 is not working properly for the application form at the moment. Please use Firefox or Chrome instead. 

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