University Information Jönköping University is a very modern university, established in its present form in 1994, located in the city of Jönköping, Sweden with about 10,000 students. The exchange program is associated with the School of Engineering at Jönköping University, which has about 2,000 students. English-taught courses are offered in the fields of engineering and computer science. The campus is located in the middle of the western part of the city beside the lake Munksjön and near everything the city has to offer.
Located at the southern end of Lake Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden, Jönköping has a population of about 122,000, making it the 10th largest city in Sweden. Almost 3 million people live in the surrounding regions of Jönköping, opening the way for numerous cultural activities. In contrast to the population, the region offers a much in its natural surroundings for sports and recreation, including heavy forests, highlands and hundreds of lakes and streams.
Classes are measured in Swedish Points are European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. Classes worth 5 points are equal to 7.5 ECTS or 4 UMD credits. Classes are typically taken one at a time and are usually 5 weeks long.
Degree seeking students at any University of Minnesota campus who have completed one full year of study prior to the beginning of the exchange are eligible. For some areas of study, students should have completed substantial upper division course work. The minimum GPA is 2.4, and students need to consult with a study abroad advisor in the International Education Office (IEO) in 138 Kirby Plaza before they apply. Tentative acceptance will be done by IEO. Final acceptance is done by the foreign university.
Our goal is to keep prices similar to those of attending UMD. The program cost per semester to attend Jönköping University can be found here.
Fluctuating currency exchange rates may increase or decrease the cost of your international experience. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of exchange programs. There are several study abroad scholarships for University of Minnesota students.
Deadlines & Dates Deadlines occur the semester prior to the start of a program.
Study: Fall semester or full academic year
UMD Deadline to apply: March 15
Fall arrival dates: mid-August
Fall orientation dates (in country): end of August
Fall semester dates: end of August - mid-January
Study: Spring semester
UMD Deadline to apply: September 15
Spring arrival dates: mid-January
Spring orientation dates (in country): mid-January
Spring semester: mid-January - early June
At least one pre-departure orientation and one on-site orientation will be held. Pre-departure
orientation will include information about financial aid information, class transferring, international insurance, student residence permit, classes, travel tips and two handbooks for participants to reference: general study abroad handbook and Swedish handbook.
Student housing consists of small apartments for 2-4 students or corridors for 6-12 students. Corridors consist of individual bedrooms and usually their own bathrooms, and share living room, kitchen and dinning room with corridor mates. Typical corridor mates will include Swedish and international students.
Before applying, it is a good idea to follow the steps under steps to studying abroad. The IEO website also provides information on financing, health & safety and other important information to consider when choosing to study abroad. When ready to apply, students must complete the online application and attach the required accompanying materials (unofficial transcript and essay). Students will be billed the non-refundable $50 application fee to their student account.
All Exchange in Sweden participants will need to apply and be approved for a Swedish Residence Permit. Students can apply for a permit after they have received their official acceptance by Jönköping University. Early application is highly encouraged.