ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Situated on the southern shores of Lake Vättern, Jönköping is Sweden's tenth largest city with a population of 120,000. It is 180 km east of Gothenburg and 320 km south-west of Stockholm in the heart of southern Sweden. Its central location makes other major Swedish cities and continental Europe easily accessible. Jönköping offers students a wide variety of entertainment, outdoor activities, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, swimming, and a rich cultural atmosphere. Bicycles are quite popular and useful in a city the size of Jönköping and there is an excellent system of bicycle paths running throughout the towns, suburbs and beside the lake. The Swedish climate is affected by the warm Gulf Stream and therefore the weather is much milder than in many other places at corresponding latitudes.
Jönköping University is located at two sites, two blocks from each other. Housing is approximately twenty minutes away by bus. The campus is within very close walking distance to the center of town and to the beach. The University has 9,000 students, of whom 1,000 are studying at Jönköping International Business School. The campus runs on a quarter system and international students are encouraged to take at least 2 quarters.
Jönköping University comprises three independent schools for business, communication, and engineering. In Swedish universities, courses are usually offered one subject at a time (consecutive scheduling). Universities in Sweden use the ECTS credit system. 2 credits at Jönköping University will come back as 1 credit at NAU. For example, a 7.5 credit class will come back as 4 credits at NAU. Students should look to take 30 ECTS credits per semester at Jönköping.
Jönköping International Business School
Jönköping International Business School has courses in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Business Informatics and Commercial Law.
School of Education and Communication
The School of Education and Communication has many intercultural communications courses and would be a perfect fit for students looking to get an International Communications minor. See the courses offered.
School of Engineering
The School of Engineering in Jönköping is one of the most modern in Sweden. Engineering degree programs and courses are conducted in collaboration with the business community, and students enjoy constant insight into the working and entrepreneurial spirit of Small and Medium-sized companies. Students can choose between Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.
Getting Credit for Studies Abroad
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Semester I: Late August to Mid-December
Semester II: Mid-January to June
All international students are guaranteed accommodation. Apartment-style housing is available in doubles, triples or quads. Each student has their own bedroom; everyone in the apartment shares a kitchen and bathroom. In quads there are two bathrooms in each apartment.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
We also recommend checking out our scholarship opportunities here!
Minimum 2.5 GPA
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.
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