Jönköping University Youth Winter School December 4 - December 15, 2023 is a two week winter course introducing students to sustainable development practices in a Swedish context, as well as developing their English language skills.

Sustainable Development in Sweden

Students will discover Sweden through a diverse programme of cultural activities, study visits and excursions, including a visit to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Students will live and study on beautiful campus Gränna, situated on the shore of lake Vättern. The course is offered to students aged 16-18 years.


Swedish heritage and sustainable development

  • Get basic understanding of Swedish history until today, the culture and the development of sustainability practices
  • Learn about sustainable development and Sweden’s aims in relation to Agenda 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Activities such as visiting important historic sites such as the island of Visingsö and excursions in nature
  • Visits to sites related to sustainability practices, such as recycling facilities, second-hand shops, and more

Swedish innovation and entrepreneurial approach

  • Swedish industrialisation and the path from an agrarian society to an industrialised nation
  • Experience Sweden’s ancient history before becoming a nation state and learn more about Swedish entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit, including learning about Swedish sustainable companies
  • Visit museums, a company and participate in a variety of social and cultural activities.
  • A two-day, one-night visit to Stockholm, the Swedish capital

Cultural activities and University life

  • Experience Swedish traditional celebrations such as Lucia, Christmas, "julbord", Christmas markets etc.
  • Ice skating
  • If the weather allows it experience other winter sports like sledding and curling
  • Visit and experience being a university student for one day on Campus Jönköping

Practical information and requirements


December 3 - December 15, 2023


SEK 25 000


  • Pick-up in the city of Jönköping including transfer to Gränna
  • Tuition
  • All social and cultural activities, study trips and excursions, including a two-day trip to Stockholm
  • Furnished accommodation including Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels
  • Access to gym, laundryroom, kitchen, gaming room and much more
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the campus restaurant
  • Bus pass for local travel, including travel to/from the city of Jönköping
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Certificate

Target group

High-school students on the last semester of second year or who have finished their second year. Students aged 16-18 years.

Maximum number of students in one class: 35
Minimum number of students for the course to start: 20


Students must at the start of the course have completed their third semester of high school.The required English proficiency level equals B1.


Students are nominated by their high-school. At least one accompanying staff member is needed for each group. One accompanying staff member per 10 students is free of charge. All participants must have valid health insurance. Agreement with the home institution is needed for admission.

Visa requirements

Please note that citizens of certain countries do not require a visa to enter Sweden if staying shorter than 3 months. For the list of countries that require a visa for entry into Sweden, please visit http://www.government.se/government-policy/migration-and-asylum/list-of-foreign-citizens-who- require-visa-for-entry-into-sweden/ or contact the Swedish Embassy or consulate in the home country for more information.


The Youth Winter School is run by Jönköping University Enterprise.

Please contact jue@ju.se if you have any questions