Exchange student

An exchange student is a student who is presently registered at a university that has an exchange agreement with the University of Borås. We welcome over 200 exchange students from all over the world every year. In order to be accepted as an exchange student, you need to be a student at one of our partner universities and be nominated for exchange studies at your home university.

Course catalogue

The University of Borås offers courses to exchange students at both Bachelor's and Master's level.

How to apply

Incoming exchange students apply through our online application system called TransIT. Please note that you have to be nominated by your home university before applying.

All documents uploaded in your application must be issued in English.

Nomination deadlines

Autumn Semester: 15 April
Spring Semester: 15 October

Application deadlines

Autumn Semester: 1 May
Spring Semester: 1 November

Please respect the application deadlines. If we receive your application after the 1 May/1 November deadlines, you can only be granted admission if there are study spots available and you fulfil the entrance qualifications.

Admission letters are issued to admitted students at the end of May/November.

English Proficiency

Since the language of instruction and course literature for exchange students is English, the student must have sufficient English language skills. The faculties require the applying students to submit documents proving proficiency in English equivalent to B2 level (i.e. TOEFL test or language of instruction certificate from your university). The B2 level is the basic language, some study programmes have special requirements. Please contact the responsible international coordinator in case of questions.

IELTS: an overall mark of 6,5 and no section below 5,5
TOEFL (paper based): score of 4,5 in written test, total score of 575
TOEFL (internet based):
score of 20 in written test, total score of 90
an overall mark of 775


All admitted exchange students will receive an admission letter sent from our application system TransIT. Once you have been admitted, you should start with the preparations for your coming stay in Sweden.

Read more about preparations and arrival on the website for admitted students.


You are welcome to contact the International Office through internationalstudent@hb.se in case of any questions.