How to apply

The exchange programme is open to students coming from one of School of Health and Welfare partner universities. Students from these partner universities are welcome as exchange students to School of Health and Welfare.

Once selected and nominated by their home university to School of Health and Welfare, they are required to apply. The students will receive by e-mail username and password to be able to apply online and to fill out the personal information and selecting the courses.


If you are interested in becoming Exchange Student at the School of Health and Welfare, please contact our International Relations office.

The required documents

  • Choice of Course Confirmation. The students must print out the Choice of Course Confirmation and have it signed both by the students and the coordinator at their home university.
  • Transcript of records. The transcript of records is an official document issued by your home university, which includes courses and grades of previous and current higher education study

The required documents must be uploaded in the online application system before the application deadline.

Last day to apply and to send the required documents

  • April15 for students wishing to begin studies in August (autumn/fall semester)
  • October 15 for students wishing to begin studies in January (spring semester). The application documents must reach School of Health and Welfare by these deadlines.

The letter of acceptance

The application can take between 2 to 3 weeks to be processed. We kindly ask for your patience. Students within Europe will only receive the letters of acceptance by email (if you don’t request the originals). Students from outside Europe will receive it by email and to the home address.

Selecting courses

Full time load per semester is 30 credits. Each of these two semesters are divided into two periods (autumn semester: periods A1 and A2, spring semester: periods S1 and S2). Fulltime study is 15 credits per period, 30 credits per semester or 60 credits per year. Master level students may select courses in both Bachelor and Master level. Bachelor level students may only select courses in the Bachelor level.

Courses that do not attract a minimum number of participant may be cancelled. In that case students must choose another course. In addition, it is possible that some courses may clash with each other. Thus, it is important that all exchange students select alternative courses in the online application. School of Health and Welfare also reserves the right to limit exchange student enrolment in classes that are at capacity.  

The general language of study at The School of Health and Welfare is Swedish. The school offers courses in English in all of the study programmes (30 credits of English courses per programme and semester), open to both Swedish and international students.

General requirements

The general prerequisites for all exchange students are the following:

  • All students must fulfill the pre-requisites for each chosen course. When signing the JU Course Confirmation the home university certifies that the student meet the requirements for each chosen course.
  • Bachelor-level students: One year of completed university studies within the relevant field of study.
  • Master-level students: Students are required to have the equivalency of a bachelor degree of at least 3 years (180 ECTS credits).

English language requirement

Fluency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of at least 575 with at least 4,5 in ”Written test (TWE)” (paper based), 213 with at least 4,0 in ”Essay Rating” (computer-based) or 90 with at least 20 in ”Written test (TWE) (internet based). IELTS: with an overall band score of 6.5 and no part under 5.5.

Although language test scores are not formally required, all students are expected to meet the university's minimum English requirements and students must receive a signature from a representative of their home university guaranteeing their fluency in English.

Students without the adequate level of English run the risk of failing the course.

Read more about language requirements here.

Academic Calender

For more information about our Academic Calendar at JU, please check: Academic Calendar.