Exchange student

Spring semester 2021

The International Office at the University of Borås is working under the assumtion that things will be back to normal before the start of the spring semester 2021. However, students applying for exchange studies during the spring 2021 should be aware that there is a possiblility that we will have a shortage of available student housing and that it may be more diffucult to find somewhere to live than usual. The course catalogue will be updated at the start of the autumn semester but students can expect it to be similar to the spring semester 2020 with the exception of the courses within Textile and Fashion Design that has cancelled all mobilities for the academic year 2020/2021.

Course catalogue

The University of Borås offers courses to exchange students at the Bachelor's as well as Master's level.

How to apply

Incoming exchange students apply through our online application system called TransIT. Please note that you must be nominated by your home university in order to apply.

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 1 May/1 November, you may only be granted admission if there are study spots available and you meet the entry requirements.

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 students need sufficient English language skills. The faculties require that the applying students submit documents that prove their proficiency in English equivalent to B2 level (i.e. TOEFL test or a language of instruction certificate from your university). The B2 level is basic and some study programmes may have special requirements. Please contact the International Office if you have any questions.

IELTS: An overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL (paper based): A score of 4.5 in a written test and a total score of 575
TOEFL (internet based):
A score of 20 in a written test and a total score of 90
TOEIC:
An overall mark of 775

Pre-arrival

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

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

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the International Office at internationalstudent@hb.se.