Do you want 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, 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!
Karlstad University is following the guidelines from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Public Health Agency, as well as your host university. As long as these three bodies believe that it is safe and ok to go on the exchange, the university will carry out your placement. We regularly update the situation via e-mail to students who have applied for an exchange. More information on how Karlstad University is handling COVID-19 can be found on our information page.
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 that applies to all or part of the time period when the student is to be on exchange, the exchange place will be withdrawn for the student concerned and the exchange cannot be carried out.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 unnecessary travel" or "advises against all travel", the head of security at Karlstad University shall, in consultation with the International Office at Karlstad University, decide whether it is suitable for the student to stay in the country or if the exchange is to be interrupted.
If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel information is introduced, or changed, after departure and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "urges Swedes to leave the country / country area", the exchange must be interrupted immediately and the student must leave the country / country area.
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, contact the International Office if you want to schedule a meeting with information in English.
The application for exchange studies for the autumn semester 2022 will be open between 15 October and 15 November.You can find information about exchange studies and how to apply here:
International Traineeship / Field Studies
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, it also counts as a traineeship abroad. Scholarships may also be available for traineeships with EU countries via Erasmus+. More information can be found here:
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. Many of Karlstad University's partner universities and networks organize courses during the summer or winter for shorter exchanges.
Minor Field Studies - MFS
MFS (Minor Field Studies) is a Sida-funded scholarship of SEK 27,000 for those of you who want to conduct a field study in a country with a developing economy. The scholarship is intended for students who want to write their degree project on a topic that is linked to the global development goals, Agenda 2030. More information can be found here:
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