Coming as an exchange student means 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 University of Gävle's partner universities.
The application round for the autumn semester will open April 1, 2016. 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).
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival!
To find out if your home university has an agreement with the University of Gävle, take a look at our list of partner universities.
Deadline to submit application
May 1, 2016
September 1-2, 2016
Official semester dates autumn semester
September 5, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Official semester dates spring semester
January 23, 2017- June 11 2017
Insurance conditions for Exchange students and Science without Borders 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). Kammarkollegiet
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.
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 Swedish civic registration number. Detailed information is available on Tax office´s website, Skatteverket.
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. Usually students accepted to programs less than one year are required to have a valid health insurance from their home country in order to be granted a residence permit in Sweden. For Science without Borders student staying less than on year, this is covered for by Student IN, the insurance you get from Kammarkollegiet.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about Sweden. Take the whole one semester programme or choose the modules that suit you best.
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