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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. 

Information Period

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

Late Applications

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? - Consider 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? - Consider which partner university would be best

Our partneruniversities


Applications for the academic year Autumn Semester 2018 to Spring Semester 2019 open December 11, 2017.

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)


Supporting Documents: Application for Exchange Studies - Programme Students

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

Supporting Documents: Application for Exchange Studies - Non-Programme Students


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 receive a grant to help finance your exchange studies so long as the place of study is an Erasmus country or within the Nordplus network: for more information contact ioffice@du.se.

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 Erasmus+ Coordinator to find out about extra scholarships that are available to you if you are a student with a disability interested in an Erasmus+ exchange.

Prepare for Your Exchange

Before Your Exchange

  1. 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.
  2. We will send a nomination email to the partner university. Do not yourself contact the partner university until this is done.
  3. The partner university will email you a welcome letter with instructions on how to apply for courses and accommodation. Contact ioffice@du.se if you have not received this email within four weeks of your nomination.
  4. When you have found the courses you want to take at the partner university, you need to prepare a Learning Agreement: this you find on My Pages. See our Learning Agreement webpage for more information.
  5. Erasmus+ Students: apply for a grant and apply for an online preparatory language course. Contact the  Erasmus Coordinator.
  6. The partner university will send a Letter of Acceptance to you once it has accepted your application. Forward this to ioffice@du.se.
  7. 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.
  8. 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

  1. Upon your arrival at the partner university, scan and send documentation of your registration there to Dalarna University: we will then register your exchange in our database system Ladok. CSN will then see this registration. Programme students must also register for the semester in their programme at Dalarna University. Contact a Student Administrator (studieadm@du.se) with questions about this.
  2. If there are any changes related to the courses you planned to take, then you need to update your Learning Agreement. Email learningagreements@du.se with the changes and course syllabi.
  3. Before returning to Sweden, request a Transcript of Records from the partner university. Ask when they will send this.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

  1. 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 learningagreements@du.se.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Contact International Office


International Office

Contact Student Administrators


023-77 88 88

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