Would you like to explore a new academic world, experience a new culture, learn a new language and increase your value for future employment. Then exchange studies abroad are something for you!
As a student at Karlstad Univerisity you have many possibilities to go abroad during your studies. You can go as an exchange student, international trainee, field studies etc. An international experience, language skills and intercultural skills are all great assets on the employment market once you have finished your studies. You will develop as a person through new challenges and experiences and develop a world wide network of contacts and friends. Take the chance!
If you would like to find out more about studies abroad, the International Office organizes information sessions every Monday in the weeks before the application deadline, see the dates and times in the University calendar. The information sessions are normally in Swedish, but please contact the International Office if you would like to schedule a meeting with information in English.
The application for exchange studies is open between 15th February and 15th March for the following spring and between 15th October and 15th November for the following autumn . You can find information about exchange studies and how to apply here:
International Traineeship / Field Studies / Practicum
Registration of traineeships abroad takes place on an ongoing basis. If you are going to conduct field studies (data collection) abroad within a course at Karlstad University, this also counts as a traineeship abroad. Scholarships may also be available for traineeships with EU countries via Erasmus+. More information can be found here:
Summer or Winter courses
Are you eager to study abroad but cannot be away for an entire semester? Take the opportunity to apply for exchange studies during the summer or winter holidays. Many of Karlstad University's partner universities and networks organize courses during the summer or winter for shorter exchanges.
Become a host student for our incoming exchange students!
Join our host programme for incoming exchange students where you will become a part of the international environment here at Karlstad University.
Cancelled exchanges as advised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
If, before departure, there is a advice against travel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs classed as "advises against all travel" or "urges Swedes to leave the country / area", that applies to all or part of the time period when the student is to be on exchange, the exchange place will be withdrawn for the student concerned and the exchange cannot be carried out.
During ongoing exchange
If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel information is introduced, or changed, after departure and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs either "advises against all travel" or "urges Swedes to leave the country / area", the exchange must be interrupted within a maximum of 30 days and the student must leave the country / country area.