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Program Description



Vaxjo Campus


Quick Facts

  • Courses are available in English across multiple disciplines, including Arts, Business, Computer Science, Design, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010.
  • There are roughly 15,300 full-year students including roughly 900 incoming international students.
To receive priority consideration for this program, application review for the fall and academic year will begin February 1st and application review for the spring semester will begin June 15th. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after these dates as space allows.



Kalmar campus



Location Details

A picturesque university town, Kalmar is situated in southeast Sweden, five hours by car from Stockholm. As one of the oldest in Sweden, this town of around 60,000 retains its historic charm along with a dynamic and vibrant cultural scene. Thanks to its beautiful location on the Baltic coast, Kalmar is also one of Sweden's major tourist destinations, where one can visit the 800 year old castle, buy crystal from the traditional glass works in the region, or drive across the six kilometer long bridge to the beautiful island of Öland. The city is also home to industries, the county municipal administration, schools and shopping centers. Locating the university in the center of Kalmar was a conscious move. Students go about their daily business in the town center, filling it with the buzz of activity, and many students live in close proximity to university buildings.

Växjö is the "capital" of Kronoberg County in southeastern Sweden. The city is situated 250 kilometres northeast of Copenhagen and 420 kilometres southwest of Stockholm. Växjö is located in the province of Småland, also known as the Kingdom of Crystal, as some of the world's finest glassworks like Kosta Boda and Orrefors are located here. Växjö is surrounded by a beautiful countryside. Forests, lakes and rivers make Småland an attractive area for those who love outdoor activities. Växjö itself is a modern city more than 80,000 inhabitants. Växjö has excellent sports facilities and a concert hall, theater, museums and cinemas ensure a rich cultural life.   If you are staying in Växjö, you will also stay in a city which has been declared “the Greenest City in Europe” because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.


Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program 

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university with the emphasis on the desire for knowledge, creative thinking and practical innovations. For us, the focus is on proximity to our students, but also on the world around us and the future ahead.

At most Swedish universities, students can choose between applying for study program that entail one 30-credit full-semester course, or to make a combined application for several freestanding single subject courses.

To find a list of courses for exchange students, click here.

In addition to your regular study program, Linnaeus University offers an optional non-credit introductory Swedish course free of charge. The course consists of 30 contact hours with classes one evening a week. 

Please note that in the fall semester, students can take 1 course plus an online evening course in Study Period 1 and 1 course in each study period 2 and 3. Period 4 is not available. 

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.


Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click Here to view how credits and grades at Linnaeus University will convert to ASU credits and grades. Upon successful completion of this program all credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record and will be factored in your ASU GPA.

Course Level Information

*Course levels are designated on Linnaeus University course syllabi under the header titled 'Progression'.

Linnaeus Progression ASU Level
G1N 100
G1F 200 - 300
G1E 300
G2F 300 - 400
G2E 400
A1N, A1F, A1E, A2E Graduate



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Program Housing

All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation on the condition that the accommodation section of the online exchange application is completed prior to the relevant deadline.

Rooms and apartments are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that those students who submit their complete applications early will be placed first.

On request from both Swedish and international students, we strive to mix students as much as possible. This means nationality, gender and age are taken into consideration when distributing rooms.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet Academic Year Cost Sheet or the Summer Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost SheetAcademic Year Cost Sheet or the Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 09/15/2020
Rolling Admission 01/11/2021 06/06/2021
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by host institution acceptance materials. For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2021. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2021.

Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by host institution acceptance materials. For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2021. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2021.

Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by host institution acceptance materials. For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by June 15, 2021. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 15, 2021.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed