INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2019/2020
General Information and Contact Erasmus Code SGOTEBOR01 EUC Code
Student Desk E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone +46 31 786 4493/94 Visiting Address International Office (L2) Vasagatan 1 SE-411 24 Gothenburg, Sweden Mailing Address PO Box 602 SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Autumn Semester: September 2 - January 19 Spring Semester: January 20 - June 7
Autumn Semester: May 15 Spring Semester: November 15
Autumn Semester: April 1 - May 15 Spring Semester: October 1 - November 15
Instructions will be sent out to all nominated students.
Transcript of records are to be uploaded in the online application process.
Mandatory Orientation Session
Date to be announced. Usually a few days before the semester starts. Attendance is compulsory.
Academic Information Course Information
Complete information is available before start of course selection period at www.handels.gu.se/courseoffer
As a student in Sweden, you will be expected to take quite a lot of responsibility for your own studies. Unlike in many other university cultures, instructors here give students much flexibility in the way they learn in order to encourage creative, critical and independent thinking. Group work and presentations are quite common and your attendance is therefore important and expected throughout the duration of the course/session.
We offer courses at both Bachelor and Master level.
Course Selection Period
Autumn Semester: June 1-15 Spring Semester: December 1-15
30 ECTS credits per semester
Middle and end of each semester. Please note that in the autumn semester (session 4), exams can be given through the middle of January.
Transcript of Records
Will be sent to the students' home institution after the end of the stay.
Language of Instruction
English and Swedish
No formal requirements, however a minimum level of B2 or English 6 equivalency is highly recommended and encouraged in order that students are best suited to cope with the academic work.
Practical Information Accommodation
Accommodation is handled by the Student Housing Services. Application for housing is to be done online during the application period. More information is available at www.gu.se/studenthousing
Swedish Language Course
Four levels are offered free of charge for exchange students. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and consist of 10 classes of three hours each.
Airport Pick-up Service
Pick-up service is available for arriving students one or two days the week before the semester starts.
All students can apply to have a student buddy during their period of study. This can be done during the application process. www.utbildning.gu.se/education/application/exchange-student
Students with disabilities
Incoming exchange students can apply for special support such as note-taking, adapted course literature, adapted examinations, support from a mentor or special software that can make reading and writing easier. See www.gu.se/disabilities for further information.
There are four grading systems at the University of Gothenburg. The course syllabus will specify which grading scale applies for each course. The grading scale is specified in a footnote on the print-out of the transcript of records. For detailed information please see: https://studentportal.gu.se/english/graduation-anddegrees/degrees/grades-and-grading-scales/
The University of Gothenburg provides all incoming exchange students with an insurance covering medical expenses incurred during their period of study, free of charge. It also contains a certain accident coverage, as well as liability and legal expenses coverage. It applies twenty-four hours a day, only in Sweden, for all students - unless the student has a Schengen visa in which case the coverage applies throughout the Schengen countries.
If you are from a country outside EU/EEA and plan to study for more than three months in Sweden, you will need a residence permit/visa. You can apply for the permit/visa at the Swedish Embassy or Consulate in your home country. For more information, please see: www.swedenabroad.com If you are from an EU/EEA country, you do not need a residence permit or visa to enter Sweden. However, if you intend to study for longer than three months, you must register with the Swedish Migration Board within three months of arriving. For more information see: www.migrationsverket.se
Gothenburg and Surrounding Area Location The School of Business, Economics and Law is situated in the heart of the city, close to restaurants, cafés, libraries, attractions, parks and shopping. Cost of Living
The Swedish Migration Board requires that you are able to support yourself financially during your stay in Sweden. The amount that needs to be guaranteed is SEK 8,000 per month. For more information, please see: www.studyinsweden.se/Living-in-Sweden/Cost-of-living/