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Courses and accreditation

Courses and accreditation

The idea of ​​the exchange studies is that you should take courses at the partner university and use them towards your degree at Jönköping University. You should not need to study an extra semester when you go on study abroad.

Some requirements regarding course selections

  • You must read the full-time workload (equivalent to 30 hp/ECTS credits) per semester during your stay abroad. The number of points that correspond to the respective partner universities varies. Full-time study is also a requirement for student aid through CSN and scholarships such as Erasmus.
  • All courses must be academic courses. Some universities offer courses in sports etc., these do not count as academic and cannot be counted towards your degree.
  • If you want to study a language course during exchange studies, this requires a special level assessment.
  • Depending which school and programme you study at Jönköping University, different conditions apply regarding course selections and accreditation.

Finding course information

The latest updated information about the partner university's courses can be found on their websites.

Here are some tips to help your search:

  • Find the page for International Relations/International Office or the equivalent; they will often gather links for exchange students; also look for Exchange students or Erasmus students.
  • Find information about the university's programmes. There you can sometimes find information about the courses. This is often found under the academic departments.
  • Search for a specific faculty of the partner university; these are often found under “schools/campuses/faculties” or similar links.
  • Courses can be named: “courses", "units", "modules”. At some partner universities, programmes may be called “courses”.
  • If you are on an bachelor programme, you should search among courses at “undergraduate/bachelor” level. If you are a master student, look under the “graduate/postgraduate” level.
  • Use the University's search function. Do a course code search and see if you can find a course description.
  • Some universities have special handbooks where all courses can be found.
  • You will often find semester dates if you search the “academic calendar” or “term dates”.
  • Many universities have pages for International Students. You may find information here, but most of the information relates to international, tuition-fee paying, students which does not apply to exchange students.

Preparatory language courses

Many of the partner universities have courses in English. Some may have a limited offering of courses in English and others may only offer courses in the national language. There are opportunities to take a preparatory language course on different levels at some partner universities. If you have previously studied a language, you can then refresh your skills before the semester begins. Several of our partners think that the Swedish students often have good language skills.

Some universities organize their own courses prior to studies. (For example, several of our partner universities in Germany and France.) In some cases, these courses may be chargeable.

Intapps

You manage your course selections as exchange student in the Intapps database and you may see there what courses other students have previously studied at the respective universities, see links to the right.

Important information to international students

There are special rules for international students regarding tuition fees/course fees at the Jönköping University in connection with exchange studies.

Specific information for the different schools

JIBS

Choice of courses

In order to find out which courses you should take during your exchange semester (level and dicipline), you can look in the curriculum for your programme. You need to search for the curriculum of your programme on the website. Be sure to find your programme with your starting year.

Pre-approval of choice of courses abroad

1. Pre-approval of your choice of courses abroad is recommended to be done before your departure. You can find the instructions on Intapps by clicking the category "course selection". This is done in order to make sure that you will be able to count the courses you take during your studies abroad towards your degree here at JIBS. Please make sure that you upload the courses with the correct name and course code. The accreditation process usually takes about two weeks.  Please be aware that your course approval in Intapps by the accreditors is not to be mixed up with the formal course selection at the partner university that is made after the course approval. 

2. Be prepared for course options that may change at the start of the semester at the partner university, for reasons such as scheduling conflicts, cancellations and the like. Update Intapps if changes occur, and get approval by the accreditor.

3. The completion of the accreditation (credit transfer) will only be done once you have returned from your studies abroad, all courses have been approved on Intapps, and a copy of your transcript of records (grades) from your host university has been sent to the International Relations Office at JIBS.

4. Please note that you are responsible to make sure that the processes of pre-approval and completion of credit transfer (accreditation) is completed.

Transcript and Transfer of credits

Before you leave the partner university, you must make sure that your original transcript of records will be sent to the International Relations at Jönköping University. Some universities send the transcript directly to the students. You then need to hand in the original document to International Relations at Jönköping University.

Address:

Jönköping University
International Coordinator (JIBS)
International Relations
PO Box 1026
551 11 Jönköping
Sweden

When the transcript has arrived the process of accreditation starts. You need to:

  • Check Intapps and assure that all courses are updated and approved. All details including course names and codes must be correct and exactly the same as what is on the transcript.
  • Contact your contact person to answer any questions there might be about the courses. If there are any unanswered questions the accreditation process will stop.

The original transcript of records is yours, and can be picked up at the office of International Relations.

Accreditors at JIBS

A list of the accreditors can be found in Intapps.


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HLK

Choice of courses

At some universities the students need to make their course selections before going on exchange and at others, the course selection will be done upon arrival. Be aware that all chosen courses must be approved by your academic advisor at Jönköping University.

Always try to get extra courses approved by your academic advisor, in case your chosen courses will be cancelled.

Try to get access and information on eligible courses at the partner university as soon as possible in order to upload the information in Intapps for approval by your academic advisor.

To give the students efficient and fast help, the academic advisors need detailed course information from the students. Hence, the information you are uploading in Intapps needs to contain both course code, level, credits, as well as a detailed course description.

Please be aware that your course approval in Intapps by your academic advisor is not to be mixed up with the formal course selection at the partner university that is made after the course approval. 

If you make changes to your course selection during the semester, you must contact your academic advisor for new approval.


Academic advisors at HLK

Åsa Westermark: International Work

Eva-Lotta Palm: Media & Communication

Kerstin Ericson: Teacher Education

Ulli Samuelsson: Human Resource Managment


Transcripts and Transfer of credits

Before you leave the partner university you must make sure that your original transcript of records will be sent to the International Relations at Jönköping University. Some universities send the transcript directly to the students. You then need to hand in the original document to International Relations at Jönköping.

Address:

Jönköping University 
International Coordinator (HLK)
International Relations
PO Box 1026
551 11 Jönköping
Sweden

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JTH

Preapproval and choice of courses abroad

  • In order to know which courses you are replacing and taking for at the partner university, you look in the curriculum/outline for your programme at School of Engineering, which you find on the student web. Be sure to find your programme with your starting year. Before you apply for exchange studies you have to know that the universities you select offer courses within your study area and can be counted towards your degree. At some universities there are restrictions in regards to which courses you may apply for, due to limited agreements and not all faculties are then open for exchange students, see information in Intapps.
  • When you have been nominated to a partner university you should upload your choice of courses in Intapps well in advance before your exchange studies.
    You are responsible for finding course information/syllabuses/
    descriptions at the partner university. If you have difficulties in finding course information, contact the partner university for more detailed information. If they are not able to assist you or you have questions about Intapps, contact the coordinator at International Relations Office at School of Engineering (JTH) for help.
  • Each department has an accreditor for the approval and accreditation of courses taken by exchange students. He/she will make a decision and approve or reject the courses that you have registered in Intapps before your exchange studies. You will know before departure that the courses will be counted towards your degree at the School of Engineering. If you don't get this approval before your exchange studies, you run the risk that the courses will be rejected and not included in your degree.
  • If there are changes among your course choices at the partner university, you must follow the process described above.

Courses taken abroad can replace mandatory or elective courses you would take at the School of Engineering, or be counted as extra courses in your degree; it all depends on your programme and the courses that you will study while abroad.

We recommend that you select twice as many courses as suitable to take, then you will have a little flexible for any course changes. Be prepared for course options that may change at the start of the semester at the partner university, for reasons such as scheduling conflicts, cancellations, and the like.

If you have another remaining semester at School of Engineering after your exchange semester, it's important that you discuss both the exchange semester studies and the remaining courses at JTH with your accreditor before the exchange studies. Then you have the complete plan clear for your degree.

The School of Engineering cannot guarantee that students will manage to find replacements for all courses during the exchange studies. If you cannot find a course to replace all the courses you would have taken at home, you must recotake these later to get your degree at School of Engineering. The same applies if you fail a course at the partner university; you may have to take a replacement course at home. Re-exams can be very unusual abroad.

Transcripts and Transfer of credits

Before you leave the partner university you must make sure that your original transcript of records will be sent to the International Relations at Jönköping University. Some universities send the transcript directly to the students. You then need to hand in the original document to International Relations at Jönköping University.

Address:

Jönköping University
International Coordinator (JTH)
International Relations
PO Box 1026
551 11 Jönköping
Sweden

When the transcript has arrived, the process of accreditation starts. You will then receive an email from International Relations. You need to:

  • Check Intapps and assure that all courses are updated and preapproved. All details including course names and codes must be correct and exactly the same as the transcript.
  • If you have general questions about course selection and Intapps, contact your coordinator at International Relations. In case you have any very specific questions about the courses and the accreditation contact your accreditor.

Your accreditor accredits the courses, and they are then transferred to Ladok by the Ladok administrator.

The original transcript of records is yours and can be picked up at the office of International Relations.

Accreditors at JTH

Civil engineering: Kaj Granath, Kjell Nero, Johanna Glans

Computer engineering: Anders Rudgård (BSc programmes), Rob Day (MSc programmes)

Industrial Production and Management: (Roy Andersson until fall 2016) From Feb 2017 Jenny Bäckstrand and Hamid Jafari (BSc programmes), Carin Rösiö (MSc programme)

Product development: Kent Salomonsson (BSc programmes), Lars Eriksson (MSc Industrial Design), Roland Stolt (MSc Product development and materials engineering)

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HHJ

At the School of Health and Welfare we have a “contact teacher system”. It means that every partner university is having a contact teacher at HHJ. Contact teachers are academic advisors that will help you to choose your courses for your study abroad period. Once you have been nominated to the partner university and you have received first information about the application and courses then it’s time to contact your contact teacher and write a study planWord together. Thanks to this process you can be 100% sure that all courses you’re going to study abroad will be accredited as a part of your degree.

These contact teachers are the experts on everything about academic world you need to know (courses, placements, the educating teachers) and about the academic courses these universities offer. As most contact teachers have even visited the partner universities they are advisors for, they can provide you with the small interesting details that are not mentioned on the partner universities’ websites. Ask them about their experiences!

You can book an appointment with your contact teacher by e-mailing or calling them. As all contact teachers are located at the School of Health and Welfare, you can also visit them at their offices. The list of contact teacher can be found in the following document:

HHJ Partner Universities and Contact teachers, 2017/2018Word

Please note that contact teachers solely focus on academic questions and cannot advise you on the selection, nomination, application or admission process at the partner universities. For all these non-academic questions, you can contact the International Relations office, located in Student House (Studenternas Hus). On Tuesdays our International Relations coordinator Lucie Weissova is to be found in her office in the School of Health and Welfare, room Gc419.

During your studies

In case that your chosen courses will be cancelled you must always contact your contact teacher for new approval.

Transcripts and Transfer of credits
Before you leave the partner university you must make sure that your original transcript of records will be sent to the International Relations at Jönköping University. When you receive their transcript of record at home, it is your responsibility to hand in the original document to International Relations at Jönköping directly upon your return.

At the International Relations Office we will make a copy of your transcript and we work together with the administrators at the School of Health and Welfare in order to make sure your courses are accredited.

After accreditation you can pick up your original documents at the International Relations Office, first floor in Student House.

Adress:

Jönköping University

International Coordinator HHJ, Lucie Weissova

International Relations

PO Box 1026

551 11 Jönköping

Sweden

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