Exchange Students

To study as an exchange student at the University of Gävle you have been selected and nominated by our partner university in your home country. At the beginning of your stay an introduction will be held to help you get started with your studies and social life in Gävle.

Important information

A Welcome! introduction for new international students will be held via zoom in August!

Date: Friday 27th August
Time: 10.00-11.00
Zoom link: available in August

Decision about Autumn semester
, 2021-04-28: University will continue with primarily online teaching applies to the first study period: 30 August to 7 November. Exchange activities for students from partner universities can be carried out; the decision on primarily online teaching applies to these students as well as to so-called "free movers". Read the full statement here

Online application

When we have received your nomination as an exchange student from our partner university/your home university, we will send you an email with information on the application process and the link needed to apply.

Course Catalogues

When applying for courses, please note the weeks the course is given and the study pace, to avoid schedule clashes. Full time courses are usually taken one after the other (consecutive scheduling) or, if the courses are part time, two courses may be taken during the same time period (parallel scheduling).

Please not that once the Learning Agreement is signed by all parties you can not make any changes of the courses starting at the beginning of the semester. (Period 1 for Autumn semester and period 3 for Spring semester).

Digital Learning Agreement (OLA)

We are updating our routines to incorporate the Digital Learning Agreement (OLA). This means that as part of applying for exchange studies as Erasmus+ student, you need to fill in, sign and send in you Learning Agreement both via University Admissions and through digital Learning Agreement. This is due to Erasmus+ switching to paperless via Dashboard and Erasmus+ App.

We encourage you to start using the OLA and Erasmus+ App. For more information about OLA visit the site (link above) or speak to the International Office at your University.

Student accommodation

You have to apply for accommodation yourself at one of the housing companies. Please remember to do it well in advance before your arrival.

Arrival/Departure certificate

As a Erasmus+ student you need to have a Arrival/Departure certificate signed and stamped by the International Office in order to get your Erasmus grand. This certificate is something you provide to us at the International Office.

According to the Erasmus+ the certificate can only be signed once you arrive and not before. Once the semester starts you can email your certificate to

After you finish your studies your departure certificate will be signed, not before.

Important Information during your stay at University of Gävle


Questions about course selection:

Questions about the exchange at University of Gävle

Drop in at the International Office

At the moment we do not offer drop-in but you are welcome to contact us via e-mail.

Published by: Bojana Simsic Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2021-04-29
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