There are a great many opportunities for you to go on an exchange from Dalarna University. We have partnerships with a large number of universties worldwide: the question is, which country will you choose?
Go on an Exchange!
To go on an exchange, you need to apply to be nominated by Dalarna University: the start-to-finish process is explained below.
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Thursday, February 15, 2018
Application Period for the Academic Year 2018 to 2019
Monday, December 11, 2017 - Thursday, February 15, 2018
The closing date for late applications for remaining places with start autumn 2018 is March 31, 2018.
The closing date for late applications for remaining places with start spring 2018 is September 1, 2018.
Prepare Your Application
When? - Which semester would be best?
If you are a programme student, read through your programme syllabus and contact your Programme Director to help plan your exchange. Non-programme students contact the Graduation Office to find out how your studies can include an exchange study period.
Where? - Which partner university would be best?
Nordplus, a Nordic network, allows for student and staff mobility for long and short exchanges.
Before you begin the online application, be sure to have information about the universities you are interested in. Your application is considered complete only when all obligatory documentation has been submitted along with your online application. Please use a new version of Chrome or Firefox.
Application for Outgoing Students (this will take to you to a portal: log-in may be required)
Exception: students who have applied to go on an exchange during the elective semester (see below) do not need to submit the supporting document.
- Graphic Design semester 4 = spring semester, second year
- ITM semester 5 = autumn semester, third year
- Social Sciences Programme, semester 5 = autumn semester, third year
We look forward to nominating you for exchange studies as soon as we have processed your application. If there are many applications for an exchange, then a selection is made based on set criteria: see Exchange Studies: Qualifications and Selection Criteria. We will inform you of our decision by email.
You can apply for a grant for an exchange as part of Erasmus+. The exchange must be on a full-time study basis and can be a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months. The grant is paid out a few weeks ahead of the semester start at the partner university: a smaller amount is paid out upon your arrival home and the completion of an evaluation.
- Erasmus Grant Application
- Include a Letter of Acceptance / documentation of the semester dates that you receive from the partner university
The Erasmus grant is 375 Euros/month when you are in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Great Britain. For other countries it is 315 Euros/month
Nordplus Grants for Exchange Studies in a Nordic or Baltic Country
You can apply to study in a Nordic or Baltic country - there are even opportunities for week-long intensive courses. You must be in your second to fourth year at Dalarna University to apply: see EkoTekNord (within Nordplus).
Travel Grants (Resestipendier)
Each year, the International Relations Committee announces five travel grants, each worth 5 000 kronor. The grants aim to help with travel costs for field studies in countries outside the EU/EES. Appplications are accepted on an ongoing basis - that is to say, there is no deadline for application.
Criteria for application are as follows:
- about to begin your degree project
- be a registered Dalarna University student
- cannot have begun doctoral studies in your education history
- have a good level of English - knowledge of the language of the country you are interested in is of merit
- must be a Swedish citizen or have permanent residency in Sweden. Your former country cannot be an option for the travel grant.
- must have lived in Sweden for at least one year if you are from another Nordic country
Complete the form Application for Dalarna University Travel Grant and submit to the Coordinator of International Affairs (see contact information below). The Chair of the International Relations Committee determines who will be awarded the grant.
Fee-Paying Students at Dalarna University
If you are a fee-paying student and want to study in an exchange programme organised by Dalarna University, then you must pay full tuition fees to Dalarna University to do so.
Extra Scholarships for Students with a Disability
Contact our Coordinator of International Affairs to find out about extra scholarships that are available to you if you are a student with a disability interested in an Erasmus+ exchange.
Preparatory Language Studies (Erasmus+)
Before your Erasmus+ exchange, you can take preparatory courses online in these languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Dutch.
You can also apply for an extra grant if you take a preparatory language course once in the country where you will be completing your exchange. After application to one, send your application notification and any costs for the course to Dalarna University's International Coordinator (see contact information below).
Obligatory Language Test (Erasmus+)
You must take a language test before and after your exchange if the language you will be using during your exchange studies is English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish or German. However, you do not need to do this test if the language in question is your first language or if the language in question is used for instruction in your courses at Dalarna University.
Before you go on an Erasmus+ exchange, you will receive an email from Dalarna University's Coordinator of International Affairs with log-in details for the online test.
Before Your Exchange
- When you receive the decision about your nomination, you need to inform us whether or not you plan to accept the exchange position; at the same time, you will be called to attend an information meeting.
- We will send a nomination email to the partner university. Do not yourself contact the partner university until this is done.
- The partner university will email you a welcome letter with instructions on how to apply for courses and accommodation. Contact email@example.com if you have not received this email within four weeks of your nomination.
- When you have found the courses you want to take at the partner university, you need to prepare a Learning Agreement: see Learning Agreement (webpage).
- Erasmus+ Students: apply for a grant and apply for an online preparatory language course. Contact the Coordinator of International Affairs.
- The partner university will send a Letter of Acceptance to you once it has accepted your application. Forward this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- During the exchange, you have insurance through Kammarkollegiet: see our Insurance webpage. Order an insurance card from the International Office prior to your departure.For exchanges within the EU, also order an EU-kort from Försäkringskassan.
- Contact CSN if you receive funding from them and want to retain this during the exchange. CSN automatically receives information about your exchange studies; however, they may also need documentation about your exchange.
During your Exchange
- Register your exchange in studentladok.
- If there are any changes related to the courses you planned to take, then you need to update your Learning Agreement. Email email@example.com with the changes and course syllabi.
- Before returning to Sweden, request a Transcript of Records from the partner university. Ask when and to what address they will send this.
- We would like you to inform others about the opportunity to study at Dalarna University when requested to do so by the partner university. Contact us if you need help with this.
- You will take a Dala Horse with you: order one from our International Office. Use it in photographs that we would ask that you send to us for our internationalisation campaign. At the end of your exchange, give the horse to somebody at the partner university/the place you lived whom you found to be especially helpful.
- Don't forget that while on your exchange, you are still a Dalarna University student and can access all our resources just as you can when you are in Sweden.
After Your Exchange
- The Transcript of Records you ordered from the partner university is sent either to your home address or directly to Dalarna University. If you receive it at home, send a certified copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The credits for the courses you completed successfully are entered into Ladok as soon as we receive your Transcript of Records. We also post this to you.
- If you are an Erasmus student, you will complete a web-based evaluation and may have to take a language test upon your return. In both cases, you will receive an email from our Erasmus Coodinator with links and instructiions.
Share Your Experiences
Upon your return, we would appreciate your help informing other students about exchange opportunities.