Teaching Sabbatical - STINT

Develop your education and teaching role in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, or the US - STINT Teaching Sabbatical

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 to participate in planning and implementation of education. 

STINT Teaching Sabbatical is a scholarship programme that aims to stimulate increased international exchange, focusing on development of education by giving Swedish teachers the opportunity to stay at a high quality university/higher education institution. The aim of the programme is to develop individuals as well as institutions. By giving researchers and teachers who are passionate about teaching international experiences based on their teaching role rather than the research role, STINT wants to contribute to the renewal of higher education and the creation of new networks.  

The applying teacher must hold a doctoral degree and be employed and well established at the University of Borås. The scholarship is awarded by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). The scholarship is personal and not subject to income tax. The amount is set by STINT and is based on salary loss, cost increases, and is also intended to cover the travel expenses for the applicant as well as accompanying family members.

Read more about STINT Teaching Sabbatical (external link).


Interested teachers should submit their interest on a special form by contacting their faculty coordinator (see below). A maximum of two teachers will be selected for nomination by STINT. All application documents must be in English.

In your application, describe why you are applying for the STINT Teaching Sabbatical, what makes you a suitable candidate, and how your experience will benefit the University of Borås. All applications should be sent to the faculty coordinator for internationalisation.

The deadline for your application is 15 August.

Contact the faculty coordinator for internationalisation

Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business

Ilona Sárvári Horváth
Email: ilona.horvath@hb.se
Telephone: 033-435 4684

Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare

Laura Darcy
Email: laura.darcy@hb.se
Telephone: 033-435 4717

Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT

Veronica Trépagny
Email: veronica.trepagny@hb.se
Telephone: 033-435 4065
Cell phone: 0701-040761


The STINT Scholar must submit a report of his or her exchange to the University of Borås, on a special form you receive with your grant. The scholar and the University will then make a plan on how the teacher’s knowledge and experience should be disseminated and used within the organisation.

Interviews and information from previous STINT scholars: