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Application - exchange students

The University of Gothenburg uses an online application form 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.

Application deadlines:

  • May 15th for the autumn semester and academic year.
  • November 15th for the spring semester.

The application form is available during following periods:

  • March 1 - May 15
  • September 1 - November 15.

Special instructions

The deadlines above apply for all faculties except the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts. More information  under Additional requirements below.

Additional requirements

Some faculties have additional requirements as part of the application. Please visit the faculty websites for further instructions:

If your University's agreement is university-wide*, you need to send us additional documents.

* University-wide agreements are not associated with a specific faculty at the University of Gothenburg. Please ask your international coordinator if you are unsure what kind of agreement your university has with the University of Gothenburg.

Application instructions

Incoming exchange students applying to a department/school at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, should visit the department/school's website for more information about exchange opportunities, application procedures and deadlines.

Step 1:

Create a user account. Fill in all required fields carefully. Follow the link from you email after creating an account to set the password. Password must consist of at least eight characters, including one numeric digit and one special character.

The application can be saved, and you can make changes at a later stage if necessary before submitting the application.

Follow the guidelines on the first page of the application and fill in your data.

Language levels - self assessment grid
Use the PDF below to self-assess your language proficiency:

Self assessment grid

Step 2:

After all the data has been submitted, the application form will be made available as a PDF document. Be sure to upload all mandatory documents in PDF (and photo in JPG format). The application is finished when you have submitted your form.

Applying for courses

Please note that the course application is made separately. You can find more information on your faculty website under "Additional requirements".

The grading and credit system

Unless the department decides to use some other grading scale, the grades assigned 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. A normal 40-week academic year corresponds to 60 higher education credits, 30 higher education credits per semester.

Student applying to the university

Link to the online application

Application is open:
March 1 - May 15
September 1 - November 15.
(Different dates for the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts)

Apply here


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