Gothenburg University: Virtual Courses (Summer)

  • Virtual, taught online from Sweden

The University at Albany, SUNY continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. All Winter 2020-21, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 education abroad programs worldwide are suspended. While there are no definite answers on when education abroad programming will resume, programs abroad are not expected to all re-open at the same time. Instead, when education abroad relaunches only a limited number of programs and destinations will be available, evaluated based on global travel conditions, health and safety guidelines, SUNY System Administration re-opening protocols, and UAlbany priorities. The process of review and approval to re-open programs and destinations will be ongoing. As you plan now for your global future, our dedicated Education Abroad team remains ready and available to assist and guide you!

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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.
This program is fully online and remote. No in person components are included or required. You will NOT fly to Sweden. 

Application Deadline

Mar 15 2021

Program Start

Jul 5 2021

Program End

Jul 30 2021

Partner University

Gothenburg University


  • Virtual

Program Term

  • Summer

Language of Instruction


Program Details

Academic Program

The summer school offers a program of courses and digital activities to create synergy around sustainable solutions and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

All courses offered will focus on the issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals and will provide a challenging and rewarding academic atmosphere for you to develop knowledge around contemporary sustainability challenges within your own academic discipline as well as skills necessary to contribute towards fulfilling Agenda 2030.

All courses are on Bachelor level and taught in English.

Please note: Most of the course leaders and teachers are planning to record the lectures to at least some extent, so problems with different time zones can be met as well as possible. Please click on the courses and check the preliminary schedules. If there is more information about course content being available online for students, it will be indicated there. All the information will be updated regularly.

You will receive a Transcript of Records when the course is completed.

Review the University of Gothenburg’s Summer School for Sustainability 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. 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.


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. 

Estimate of Costs

Sweden Gothenburg Univ Virtual Courses SU21.pdf

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

Completion of one semester of college coursework at time of application. 2.5GPA.

Space is limited on this program. Up to 10 students can participate through UAlbany. The top applicants will be selected based on GPA and credits completed. Also, acceptance by UAlbany does not guarantee admission by Gothenburg University. 

Experiential Learning

Outside of the digital classroom you will be offered an interesting program, including interdisciplinary seminars, practical workshops, opportunities to get to know your co-students as well as a welcome and farewell ceremony.

Funding Opportunities

External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. 

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

Program Advisor

Application Availability

Application is available now and due by March 15th 2021. This date is flexible if you contact immediately. 

Program Dates

Summer 2021

07/05/2021 to 07/30/2021

About the Program

An overview of the program is available online here

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process and provides support.