Jönköping University Foundation is one of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden. Research and education is carried out in four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering, and School of Health Sciences. The four specialised schools address a portfolio of exciting interlinked topics relating to some of the major issues of the time: internationalisation, entrepreneurship, business renewal, innovative learning, a holistic approach to health throughout life, an interface between economy and technology in the information society, and production systems for small and medium-sized enterprises. The exchange program is administered through JU’s School of Education and Communication, so majors in those disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
The Surrounding Area
Jönköping is located near the core of a triangle linking the country’s three largest cities: Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö. The city’s convenient transportation options link travelers to nearby European hotspots like Oslo, Copenhagen and the Baltic States. More locally, Swedish landscape offers day trippers the opportunity to explore mountains, forests, countless lakes, wide-open countryside, and a coastline that stretches for thousands of kilometres.
Jönköping University offers an attractive city-campus. Its well-connected premises are found right in the centre of Jönköping. One of the largest cities in Sweden, Jönköping is beautifully located at the juncture of three sprawling lakes. The university campus is centrally located in the city, with shops, cafés, shopping and entertainment a stone’s throw away. The great outdoors are also within easy reach, offering forests, mountains, lookout points, lakes and the shores of Lake Vättern. A wide range of outdoor activities are available, along with museums, theatres and a fine concert house.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.50+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange program with JU will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. The areas of study available include business, engineering, and health sciences; however, students wishing to take courses in education and/or communication are given preferred status.
Most UNCW students will receive housing that is within 25 minutes of the university by public transportation. Typically, accommodations are shared with other students and feature several common areas, including a kitchen, bathroom and television room. Internet connections are also available.
Academic Year Dates
Early September - Late April
Fall Semester Dates
Early September - Late December
Spring Semester Dates
Late January - Late April
Financial Aid and Scholarships
This program is available as an Exchange. This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs to JU. There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, health insurance and local transportation.
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html