Teaching sabbatical - STINT

Teachers at the University of Borås can apply for a STINT scholarship for a stay at a university in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan or the United States of America to participate in the planning and implementation of education. 

STINT Teaching Sabbatical is a scholarship programme aiming to stimulate increased international exchange, focusing on development of education.  

The scholarship is awarded by STINT. It is personal and not subject to income tax. The amount is set by STINT and based on salary loss and cost increase related to the stay abroad. STINT will pay the travel costs for the scholar and accompanying family members.


The call for applications is made the summer before the year of the exchange. Interested teachers will submit an announcement of interest on a special form to University of Borås. Among those maximun two teachers will be nominated to STINT. The nominees will receive help and support from within the University in writing their application for a scholarship to STINT. All documents of the application must be in English.

The applications are forwarded by STINT to the participating universities and they choose which teachers they think is suitable for their institution.


A STINT Scholar should submit a report on his or her exchange to the University of Borås. The report must be done on a special form. The teacher and the University together will set up a plan for how the teacher’s knowledge and experience from the stay abroad will be disseminated and used within the organisation.

More information can be found here (extern länk).

Interviews and information from previous STINT scholars:

Tobias Richards

Malin Nilsson