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As an inbound exchange student, you will spend either one or two semesters with us before returning to your home university to complete your studies. The exchange may be an Erasmus exchange or may be part of the Nordplus network or a bilateral agreement that we have with your home university.

Once you are nominated by your home university, you must apply for the exchange through our International Office.

The following describes the nomination and application process for inbound exchange students.

Step 1: Nomination from Your Home University

The International Office at your home university sends your nomination to ioffice@du.se and includes information about your field of study and when you plan to come on your exchange.

Dalarna University will process your nomination.

Step II: Submit Your Exchange Application

Once we have processed your nomination, we will email you instructions about how to complete our online application form for exchange students.

Print out the application form and ask an International Relations Officer at your home university to sign it. Send a scanned copy (along with a scanned photograph of yourself) to ioffice@du.se.

Application Periods: Academic Year 2017/2018

  • March 1 - April 15, 2017 for the autumn semester 2017
  • March 1 - October 15, 2017 for the spring semester 2018

(Late applications may be accepted.)

We will send you a Letter of Acceptance that you will  need when you apply for accommodation.

You will also need the Letter of Acceptance when you apply for a residence permit (non-EU/EEA students) as well as the document entitled Proof of Admission that you will receive from Dalarna University's admissions office: see our Residence Permits webpage for information about other documentation.

Step III: Apply for Your Courses

Now apply for your courses: this you do one semester at a time. If your exchange period is for more than one semester, you will apply for courses for the second semester when you are in Sweden.

Choose Your Courses

When choosing your courses,

  • check the language of instruction
  • check the location - Falun or Borlänge (flexible means online)
  • check which semester the course will be taught
  • check your eligibility: for the Admission’s Office at Dalarna University to assess your eligibility, you must include a transcript of records
  • include your grades and qualifications from upper secondary school if you are applying to a language course
  • search the course code: click on the course link to access the course syllabus
  • full-time studies = 30 ECTS credits/semester
  • note that you may register for a maximum of 45 ECTS credits per semester
  • note that there is no official break for Christmas: see our Academic Calendar webpage

Courses suitable for second-year undergraduates are at the G2 level: this is indicated by the first digit (2) in the course code. Check admission requirements in the syllabus – you may also be eligible for master's level courses, indicated by the A in the course code .

Course Application

Check the course application website for any possible changes to courses, such as cancellations. If any of your courses are cancelled, you can still apply for other courses. As an exchange student, you are guaranteed a place in our courses (so long as you have the prerequisites).

Deadlines

If you apply before the deadlines (see Step II), then the Admissions Office will e-mail you a Proof of Admission showing the courses you have been admitted to.

Late applications are ranked according to the date they arrive, provided they are complete.

Step IV: Submit Your Learning Agreement

Once you receive your Letter of Admission from the Admissions Office, you need to email us your approved Learning Agreement from your home university. Include the course names and codes in the Learning Agreement.

Email this to ioffice@du.se.

Step V: Register and Secure or Decline Your Place (Roll Call)

See our Registration webpage for the steps to follow and for information about Roll Call.

Decline Place in Course

If you do not want to retain your place in a course and are yet to register, go to our Decline Place in Course webpage so that you can free up a place for students on the waiting list.

If you have registered for a course but no longer want to take it, use the Drop Course service. Do this within three works of the start date.

If you have questions about this, email admissions@du.se.

User Account and Class Timetables

User Account

At the start of your studies, you need to create a user account: this is also called an electronic identity. You will use this to access a wide range of information about your studies and courses as well as our network services, such as the printers and the library: see our User Account webpage.

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