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  • Locations: Göteborg, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/15/2021 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Swedish Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Science, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science, Finance, Humanities, International Business, Marketing, Mathamatics, Politics
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Natalie Palmer
Program Description:
Program Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
Program Dates | Financial Details | More Information

Program Description

The University
As the largest university in Scandinavia, University of Gothenburg (UG) is well known for its close interaction between teaching and research. Students are kept informed of the latest developments in the field they are studying while, at the same time, researchers are inspired by the students’ expectations and needs. The university is internationally engaged throughout the world and is the only Swedish university with centers for research and education in all regions of the world, including Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

The Surrounding Area
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and is situated on the Swedish west coast. The city is roughly equidistant from the Scandinavian capitals Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, the very center of northern Europe. The city is characterized by its proximity to the sea, with about 80 percent of all marine research in the country carried out there. In the archipelago, there are many small and large islands, which are popular holiday destinations in the summer. Exchange students to Gothenburg can also find reasonably priced train and air options connecting them to all of Europe.

Location…………………....................Göteborg, Sweden
City Population........................…….….………...500,000
University Enrollment....................……………...51,000

Student Life
UG is situated in the centre of the city, close to cafés and shops. The city plays host to a large number of international events each year, including the Gothenburg Film Festival; the Gothenburg International Book Fair; and the Gothia Cup, the largest soccer tournament in the world for young people. The city of Gothenburg boasts a balanced combination of historic and modern qualities. There are many social events and venues, a lively student presence, a charming historic center, city market, canals, lovely parks throughout the city, and a friendly population well-versed in English


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.75+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange program with UG will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Many courses are taught in English, so no previous knowledge of Swedish is required. Areas of study available include arts and sciences, business, economics, education, environmental and earth sciences, fine and applied arts, health care sciences and social sciences, information technology, law, and medicine. Exchange students are also offered a Swedish language and culture course, available at three levels: introductory, intermediate and advanced. 


Most UNCW students will rent student rooms in popular student areas. Student rooms vary in size and some are self contained with kitchenettes. Others have communal kitchens and common living areas for each small suite, thus providing ample time for interaction with suitemates. 

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
September to June

Fall Semester Dates
September to December

Spring Semester Dates
January to June

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.

Please note there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, local transportation, and an exit tax. Please meet with an adviser at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
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

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