Exchange studies

Two students studying outdoorsAs an exchange student it is possible to study one or two semesters abroad at a partner university that the University of Borås has an agreement with.

The University of Borås has exchange agreements with universities in over 50 countries. The advantages with studies at a partner university are for example:

  • You will receive full recognition for your studies abroad and they will be included in your degree certificate
  • The University of Borås already has contacts with the partner university
  • You normally don't have to pay any tuition fees to the partner university
  • Partner universities often arrange social activities for exchange students

How do I start?

It is a good idea to start to talk to the international coordinator responsible for your study area. It is your faculty who decides if and when you can go on exchange, as well as which courses you can take and which courses in your programme you can exchange.

Contact information to international coordinators 

Notification of interest

When you have decided that you want to participate in exchange studies you shall submit a notification of interest in an online form, see link below. The number of placements at each partner university is limited and if many students wishes to study at the same university, a selection can in some cases be done.

Form for notification of interest


It is important that you receive a document from the University of Borås before you start your exchange studies, stating that you will receive full recognition for the courses studied abroad, a so called Learning agreement. Then you can be sure that you can continue your studies and graduate as planned when you return to the University of Borås. Collect as detailed information as possible (description of courses, literature lists, time tables, number of teaching hours, copies of exams etc.) about your courses at the partner university. In that way you can facilitate the recognition of records when you return. All changes regarding courses must be accepted by the director of studies or similar and documented in the Learning agreement


For exchange studies at a partner university you can in many cases get a scholarship. You can for example receive an Erasmus grant if you study at a partner university in Europe (with some exceptions).

Application to the partner university

When you have received a decision from your international coordinator and been assigned a placement at a partner university it is time to apply to the partner university.

Please note that:

  • There might be a last date for application
  • There might be a specific application form
  • Certain documents must be attached to your application

Information about the application process and the application documents/forms can often be found at the partner universities web site.

Recognition of credits

If possible - bring a transcript of records, already when you return home. It is your responsibility to receive a transcript or to make sure that the partner university sends the transcript to you when you have returned home. If the original transcript is sent to the University of Borås we will pass it on to you. You must contact the international coordinator responsible for your study area to make sure your credits will be recognised.