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Program Description

Overview

Orebro

Photo courtesy of Örebro University

Quick Facts

  • Applications for next academic year (2020-2021), fall semester (2020), and spring semester (2021) are now being accepted. 
  • Örebro University is one of the largest and fastest growing universities in Sweden, with 15,000 students and 1,500 staff.
  • The university offers more than 80 study programs and 800 single subject courses, covering some 50 different subject areas, providing education and research in humanities, law, social science, science, technology, health care, medicine, education, music and sport science.
  • Courses in English are available to exchange students in a variety of disciplines, including biology, environmental science, gender studies, psychology and education.

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.

 

Location

Orebro castle
Photo courtesy of Örebro University

Location Details

Located in the heart of Scandinavia, Örebro is the perfect hub for travel to Stockholm, Oslo, or Copenhagen. The city is built around a 13th-century German castle, which remains the heart of downtown Örebro. Known for natural and architectural beauty, the city is a source of pride for its closely knit community of 120,000 inhabitants. With all the offerings of a large city in the tranquility of a small town, Örebro offers a wide variety of activities from world-class theater to beach sports, along with many opportunities for quiet reflection in public spaces. Biking is the most common form of transportation, which keeps the beaches of Lake Hjalmaren beautiful and the waters ideal for boating. Mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and swimming are all popular activities, and at night the people of the city enjoy strolling through downtown to take in a concert, an evening at the theater, or spend time in the shopping areas, cafes, or bars.

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.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

The courses taught in English are designated for students coming to Örebro University through our bilateral and multilateral network agreements, but many of these courses are also taken by Swedish students. Exchange students have access to all courses taught in English at Örebro University, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

To find courses offered in English, please click here.

Note: Students may study at Örebro for Fall semester only but must take three full-time courses and one part-time course during the first three study periods to end exams in December.

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 Örebro University will convert to ASU credits and grades.

Course Level Information

*Course levels are designated by Orebro University. First-cycle courses are considered to be taught at the undergraduate level; Second-cycle courses are considered to be graduate level courses. 
 

 Orebro University Level  ASU Level
 G1N  100 
 G1F  200 - 300
 G1E  300
 G2F  300 - 400
 G2E  400
 GXX  Varies based on course content
 A1N, A1F, A1E, A2E  Graduate

Housing

 

international house orebro
Photo courtesy of Orebro University

Program Housing

The International Office at Örebro University guarantees housing to all exchange students who turn in the application on time. Student housing is available on and off campus. There are two on-campus locations, both within 5 minutes walking distance from the main building on campus. Students are housed in furnished 1-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms. They share a kitchen, living room, and laundry facilities with the six to eight other students in the corridor. Off-campus housing is located within 10-15 minutes biking distance of campus, and units consist of three-bedrooms, with a shared bathroom, living room, and kitchen. Internet access is free and there are also computing facilities available on campus. Read more about housing for exchange students here.

 

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 the Disability Resource Center 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

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 or the Academic Year 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

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 Sheet or the Academic Year 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

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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.
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2021 09/25/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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.

** 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