A boat flying the Swedish flag passes historic buildings in Gothenburg, Sweden

CSE: Engineering & Science Exchange in Sweden

  1. Program Details

    This program is administered by College of Science & Engineering. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Gothenburg, Sweden
    Term Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
    Housing Apartment, Dormitory
    Credit Type Transfer Credit
    Sponsor College of Science & Engineering

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 3.0
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language prerequisite
  2. About CSE: Engineering & Science Exchange in Sweden

    Attend classes in engineering and related fields with Swedish and international students at the Chalmers University of Technology on this academic exchange program. Chalmers is known for research and teaching in science, technology, and engineering. About 40% of graduate engineers in Sweden studied at Chalmers.

    Application Deadline

    Open to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA and a major in engineering or science. Students majoring in science disciplines in CLA, CFANS, and CBS may be admitted if course requirements are available at Chalmers. Applications must be endorsed by the College of Science and Engineering. Deadlines are May 1 for fall semester candidates and November 1 for spring semester.


    Design a study program in consultation with a faculty adviser in the College of Science and Engineering. A language course is highly recommended. Instruction in English and Swedish by Swedish faculty. English-based instruction begins in the fourth year of study at Chalmers, which is early graduate education. Exchange students are expected to have three years of college study completed before enrolling at Chalmers. You receive transfer credit and typical credit load includes: 26–30 for academic year; 13–15 for fall or spring semester.

    Program Fee

    Program fees include tuition, fees, Learning Abroad Center charges, and international health insurance. Housing, meals, airfare, and personal expenses are additional. Use the budget estimate for this program to help plan for the estimate cost of the program. You will receive updated cost information as soon as it is available.

    Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

    Academic Year 2020/21

    More Information

    Applicants for this exchange must be endorsed by the College of Science and Engineering. For additional information on this program, contact CSE International Programs.

  3. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    It is your responsibility to apply directly to the College of Science & Engineering and your host institution. Be sure to work with CSE to give yourself enough time to prepare the required documents. Once you have been accepted by CSE and your host institution, you may proceed with the LAC online application process. Please contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See Snapshot page for term options
    Program Name Engineering & Science Exchange in Sweden
    Track Name Engineering & Science Exchange in Sweden
    Country Sweden


    Once the college/department has nominated you for the program, you will receive a link to the Learning Abroad Center's application system by email. You must complete this application to enter yourself in the Learning Abroad Center's system. This ensures that you retain your U of M student status while abroad, as well as access to financial aid, international insurance, etc.


    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received and that you are now in the Learning Abroad Center's system. Once you are accepted to your host university, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

    • First Step
    • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
    • Health Information Form
    • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with CSE and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.