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  • Locations: Skovde, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year (SH)
  • Host University Website: Click to visit
  • Cost Estimate: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.80
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Housing Options: Apartments, Residence Halls
Language Courses Offered: Yes Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: No Exchange Program: Yes
Program Description:

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OVERVIEW

Skovde
The University of Skövde, founded in 1977, is located in the center of the city of Skövde and is one of the newest universities in Sweden with an enrollment of about 2,600 students.

Similar to UW-Stout, Skövde has a mission of educating students for careers in business and industry with several cross-disciplinary programs. Many of its courses use case studies to link learning to the practical needs of industry and society. The campus area has kept its old time charm with modern architecture. Both students and instructors in Sweden are generally fluent in English.  

Location: Skövde, Sweden

Skövde is situated in between Sweden's two biggest lakes, Vänern and Vättern. The town has about 50,000 residents and more than one fifth of the population are students. From Skövde you have easy access to many cities in Sweden, approximately one hour to Gothenburg and two hours to Stockholm by train. The travel center called 'Resecentrum' gives access to county transit buses, the high-speed train X2000 and intercity trains. 

The city and neighboring region offer many recreational activities and sports including hiking, soccer, fishing, and skiing. Museums, theaters, musical events, and historical sites provide opportunities for entertainment as well as learning about Swedish history and culture. There are several shopping malls and specialty shops and Skövde is the location of a new Volvo engine plant employing over 4,000 workers. While Swedish is the native language, most people speak English as a second language.
 

ACADEMICS

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Courses are offered in English in the areas of Game Design and Development, Entertainment Design, Applied Math and Computer Science, Applied Science and Engineering. To remain a full-time student, 30 ECTS must be taken which is the equivalent to 3 or 4 courses. Please carefully check the prerequisites for each course and program. Exchange students should only apply to courses where they fulfill the academic requirements. Students are also encouraged to take a Swedish language course.
 

LOGISTICS

Skovde
Accommodation: For accommodation information at the University of Skövde, please visit their website.

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.  
 

 

COSTS

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The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website.