Nomination, application and admission
Only students from higher education institutions with which Karlstad University has a formal exchange agreement, are considered exchange students.
Students have to be nominated by their universities before the deadlines listed below:
Spring semester (January-June): 1 October
Autumn semester (August-January): 1 April
Master programs: 15 February (Academic year starts in August)
Once the student has been nominated and the nomination is confirmed by the International Office at Karlstad University, an e-mail is sent to the student with instructions for the application procedure. We only accept online applications. Within the application the student will apply for courses and upload requested documents. Please see deadlines for applications below:
Spring semester (January-June): 15 October
Autumn semester (August-January): 15 April
Master programs: 1 March
Admission letters are sent out in May for Autumn semesters and in November for the Spring semesters.
Each exchange student must have sufficient English skills to successfully undertake the courses of study. Students applying to Karlstad University need to possess English skills equivalent to TOEFL test result, minimum score 213 (CBT), 575 (PBT) or 90 (IBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of minimum 6.5 and no band score below 5.5, or B2 in the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR). Please find a self assessment grid for the CEFR levels here.
Only for European students. Can be signed by us after students have received their letter of admission with the courses they are admitted to. Learning Agreements must be complete and signed by home university representative. Learning Agreements can be emailed to us on email@example.com or signed once the students arrive here.
Exchange students pay no tuition fees.