Exchange Students

Coming as an exchange student means that several things will be arranged for you. An introduction will be held at the very beginning of your stay, to help you get started with your studies and social life in Gävle. The International Office is responsible for the exchange students at the University of Gävle.

Exchange students are selected at each of the University of Gävle's partner universities.

On-line Application Form

The application round for the spring semester will open October 1, 2017. To get the registration code, ask your International Office. Please make sure you enclose Transcript of Record and a Learning Agreement (the form for the Learning Agreement is provided in the application). 

Student Accommodation

You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival!

Does My University Have an Agreement with the University of Gävle?

To find out if your home university has an agreement with the University of Gävle, take a look at our list of partner universities.

Important Dates for Exchange Students 

Autumn 2017

Deadline to submit application
May 1, 2017

Introduction days 
August 24-25, 2017

Official semester dates autumn semester
August 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Official semester dates spring semester
January 15, 2018- June 3, 2018

Health Insurance

Health Insurance for Nordic, EU/EEA Citizens and Switzerland
If you are a citizen of any of the Nordic, EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, you have access to essential health care if you register beforehand at a social insurance office in your home country and obtain a European Health Insurance card.

Insurance Conditions for non EU/EEA Citizens, Exchange Students
Students admitted within an exchange agreement at the University of Gävle are covered by a collective health insurance, Student IN, financed by the university. The terms for the insurance are available on the website of Kammarkollegiet (The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency),

Health Insurance for non-EU/EEA Citizens: Stays of One Year or More
As a visiting student, if you have a residence permit valid for one year or more, you are entitled to the same health benefits as Swedes. However, you are obligated to national registration at our local tax office in Gävle as soon as you arrive. Here you will be given a temporary Swedish civic registration number. Detailed information is available on Tax office´s website,
It is however advisable to arrange for liability insurance from the home country.

Health Insurance for non-EU/EEA Citizens: Stays of Less Than One Year
If you have a residence permit valid for a period of less than a year, you are not able to register at a the local Tax office, and you do not have automatic access to health care. Students accepted to programmes lasting for less than one year are required to have a valid health insurance from their home country.

Nordic Ecology

This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about Sweden. Take the whole one semester programme or choose the modules that suit you best.




Elin Anttonen
Incoming Exchnage Stundets (Business and Social work)
Phone + 46 26-64 87 71
Room 22:316

Yvonne Mårtenson
Incoming Exchange Students (Electronics, Energy Systems, Geomatics & Industrial Management)
Phone + 46 26 64 89 32
Room 22:317


Drop- in

Wednesdays 12-14