Entry requirements and selection criteria

Entry requirements

Student are qualified for applying for exchange studies if the following requirements are met:

  • The applicant is actively studying at a bachelor’s or master’s programme at the University of Borås
  • The programme syllabus allows for exchange studies, or if the director of studies takes an individual decision on exchange studies
  • Applicants on bachelor level have earned at least 60 credits before going on the exchange in accordance with the programme syllabus
  • The applicant is in phase with the studies in accordance with the programme syllabus, or has an individual study plan that allows for exchange studies
  • The applicants meet and can strengthen the receiving university’s demands of previous studies and language skills
  • Exchange studies are conducted on full-time basis for at least one semester in accordance with the exchange agreement
  • The courses at the receiving university will be mainly credited within the programme at the University of Borås

Please note that there may be additional specific entry requirements for some educational programmes and grant programmes (for example Erasmus+, Linnaeus Palme, or Nordplus). For entry requirements for Erasmus+ studies, visit the web page for Erasmus+ exchange studies.

Selection criteria

Exchange places are distributed according to the study results at the current educational programme at the University of Borås. Study results are measured by the earned grades and grades on courses by the date of the application. The application cannot be supplemented with a transcript of records of a later date than the current semester. Ranking takes places by means of an overall calculation, as follows:

  • Number of credits earned in relation to the number of possible credits in the current educational programme (maximum 1 point)
  • Numbers of VG/Pass with credit (A-B, 4-5) in relation to the number of possible VG:s/Pass with credit (A-B, 4-5) in the current educational programme (maximum 1 point)
  • Merit value is given to applicants engaged in the student union. Certificates are required (maximum 0.2 points)
  • In case of same total scores, there will be a lottery
Additional selection criteria, for BA applicants applying with a portfolio:
  •   Artistic ability - shaping ability in various materials and techniques.
  •   Critical-theoretical ability - knowledge of, and perspective on design as subject area.

Please note that there may be additional selection criteria for some educational programmes and grant programmes (for example Erasmus+, Linnaeus Palme, or Nordplus).

Decisions are announced via email. The decision cannot be appealed. If the student accepts the exchange, s/he is nominated to the receiving university.

Please note that the University of Borås cannot guarantee the admission as the receiving university receives the right to decide on which applicants will be admitted to exchange studies.