Gothenburg University

  • Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
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The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.
Strong research and attractive study programs attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future.

Application Deadline

Forthcoming

Program Start

Forthcoming

Program End

Forthcoming

Partner University

Gothenburg University

City

  • Gothenburg

Program Term

  • Academic Year
  • Fall
  • Spring

Language of Instruction

  • English
  • Swedish

Exchange Program

Yes!

Internship Opportunity

  • Yes!

Program Details

Academic Program

Courses offered in English include Scandinavian studies, business administration, computer science, economics, English, journalism, music, political science, public health, social welfare, sociology, and law. Students with advanced Swedish language skills can enroll in regular university classes.   Language training in Swedish is available at all levels.  Fine arts may be available to qualified students.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

Full course descriptions are available online.

Review University of Gothenburg’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.

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All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 

Your Instructors

Your courses are taught by local faculty.

Housing

The Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg can assist you with the housing process and placement. You will apply for housing online during certain application periods:

Autumn: 1 April – 15 May 

Spring: 1 October – 15 November

Apply for housing online here 

Note that it is very important that you apply within the application period. You will be informed about the outcome of your housing application after the application deadline.



Learn more about the housing options online here.

Meals

There are many places to eat on and near campus. A meal plan is not included. 

Academic Year 2018/19

Estimate of Costs

Sweden Gothenburg Exchange Estimate of Costs 2018-19

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.

Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Academic Requirements

Juniors, seniors, and exceptional sophomores are eligible to participate. Applications are welcome from students in all majors.   Since coursework is available in English, there is no language requirement.

Experiential Learning

Being an international student is so much more than studying and going to class. It is also about creating a life with new friends in a new place, giving you memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about how to get involved online here.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Check out the “student Gothenburg” website for more activities. 

Funding Opportunities

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.

External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.

More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.

In Their Own Words

Check out these testimonials!

Program Advisor

Stokes, Jay

jstokes@albany.edu

About the City

Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. The objective was to open up a window to the rest of the world. The city has developed considerably since then. In fact, from having been a traditional port and industrial city, Gothenburg has evolved into an exciting and modern centre for creativity and innovation. Today the city is a strong knowledge and information hub with a strong presence of its research-intensive pharmaceutical and automotive industries, as well as higher education, IT and media production. The city’s businesses include a number of international success stories within the fields of marketing, architecture, web design and special effects in film production. Moreover, several Gothenburg-based brands have attracted a lot of attention in the fashion world in recent years. Learn more online here.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required to participate in this program. You must apply for a residence permit.  More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:

  • Spring programs: July
  • Fall/Year programs: December

Academic Year 2018/19 

Program Dates

Academic Year 2018-2019

8/25/2018 to 6/9/2019

Fall 2018

8/25/2018 to 1/20/2019

Spring 2019

1/21/2019 to 6/9/2019

Review the Academic Calendar online here. There is a welcome program and specific arrival days that will be available to you after admission. 

About the Program

More information about the admission process for you as an Exchange Student is online here

Check out this digital online brochure!

Learn more about the reasons why you should study at Gothenburg.

Facts and Figures about the University are online here.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.

Upon arrival at University of Gothenburg, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.

University of Gothenburg’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.