Planning your semester
It is essential that you understand how you should map your courses and plan your semester before you submit your exchange application.
When applying for courses, please note the weeks the course is given and the study pace, to avoid schedule clashes. This can make choosing your courses complicated, as you must not only find courses that are interesting and where you meet the entry requirements, but you must also make sure that you are able to combine the courses so that they do not clash.
At many universities around the world you will study a number of courses in parallel for the entire semester, whereas at University of Gävle it is normal that you take courses sequentially – that is, one after the other, not in parallel. Full time courses are usually taken one after the other (consecutive scheduling) or, if the courses are part time, two courses may be taken during the same time period (parallel scheduling).
Course entry requirements
You must meet the entry requirements for each course you select. Please refer to the individual course syllabus. Where a specific number of credits is required within a specific subject, you must refer to specific courses in your transcript of records. The more specific the entry requirements, the more specific your answer must be. For example: if a course requires “object-oriented programming” it is not enough to have taken any programming course, it must be in object-oriented programming.
* The university offer a Swedish course, Swedish as a foreign language, level 1, beginners, 7,5 ECTS, which does not require previous knowledge in Swedish. The places on the course are limited to 30 students each semester. To apply for the course the student must have the course included in his/her Learning Agreement.
Digital Learning Agreement (OLA)
We are updating our routines to incorporate the Digital Learning Agreement (OLA). This means that as part of applying for exchange studies as Erasmus+ student, you need to fill in, sign and send in you Learning Agreement both via University Admissions and through digital Learning Agreement. This is due to Erasmus+ switching to paperless via Dashboard and Erasmus+ App.
We encourage you to start using the OLA and Erasmus+ App. For more information about OLA visit the site (link above) or speak to the International Office at your University.