Exchange Student

The Swedish School of Textiles is the only school of its kind in Sweden. Borås has a long history and tradition in textiles and clothing and is naturally suited to be the centre for the development, design and commercial promotion of these kinds of products. The Swedish School of Textiles has a modern textile machine park, laboratories, sewing ateliers, studios for computer design and a series of workshops.


Most of the degree programmes and courses are held in Swedish. However, there are a few Master's programmes and single subject courses available for exchange students where the language of instruction is English. The academic year in Sweden is divided into two semesters, spring and autumn semester. Fulltime studies amounts to 30 ECTS per semester.


Students coming to The Swedish School of Textiles as exchange students from our partner universities (see partner universities), need to send their Application Form before 1 May for the autumn semester and November 1st for the spring semester. Further information about admission and application as exchange student at the University of Borås central web pages. 


In general: As an exchange student at the Swedish School of Textiles you need to have studied for a minimum of one year on a higher education level. We recommend students to come after their second year of studies or later. The further you have reached in your education the more choice of courses you will have at the Swedish School of Textiles. All design projects demand a high level of independent work as well as good knowledge about your own, individual artistic ability.

You need to have verified knowledge of English, read more about the English language proficiency

Practical issues

Students can find more information regarding accommodation, residence permits, and other practical issues on the main university homepage or click on the picture to the right to download our brochure about exchange studies at the University of Borås. 

Free Mover

It is possible to study at The Swedish School of Textiles as a free mover. However, students from our partner universities are given priority. Contact the International Office at your university to get more information on the exchange programs at your school.