We at the Department of Historical Studies would like to extend a warm welcome to all exchange students! The department offers courses and pursues research in the following subject areas: Ancient History and Archaeology, Archaeology, and History.
To be admitted as an exchange student at the Department of Historical Studies, an exchange agreement has to exist between your home university and the department, and you have to have been granted a scholarship.
If you want to take courses taught in Swedish, it is recommended that you have previously studied Swedish or have enough knowledge of the language in order to understand academic teaching.
When your study advisor has informed the department that you have been selected for an exchange, you can start planning exchange studies.
The application form is available during the following periods:
April 1 - May 15
October 1 - November 15
For the autumn semester: May 15
For the spring semester: November 15
In order to register, exchange students have to get in touch with the contact person at the department. Academic applications are made through the Learning Agreement after discussion with the advisor at your home university. Exchange students register after their arrival at the host university.
Depending on your type of agreement, your course selection could be restricted to your field of study. Make sure to check this with your Erasmus coordinator at your home university. The Department of Historical Studies offers four courses taugh in English:
However, arrangements can be made with other departments at the faculty, for example:
The application system allows you to apply for accommodation and other services as well. While in the system, you will be directed to an external webpage. In this database, you can apply for accommodation.
Please note that you need to submit this application separately and at the same time as your ordinary application for studies.
The deadline for accommodation and other services is the same as above (May 15 for the autumn semester and November 15 for the spring semester).
Please note! There is a shortage of student housing and it might not be possible for the Exchange Student Office to offer housing to all incoming exchange students. The earlier you apply the greater chance you have of receiving student housing.
You can get practical information about non-academic questions, for example arrival times, welcome programmes and housing from Exchange Student Services (ESS).
The International Centre (IC) works with university-wide international affairs and is a contact point for foreign and Swedish organisations, concerning questions about internationalisation. The IC is also responsible for initiating and maintaining university-wide agreements with strategic partners, faculty and staff mobility, and student exchanges based on the university-wide agreements and international education projects.
Address: Box 100, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Visiting address: Viktoriagatan 13
Phone: 46 (0)31 786 00 0046 (0)31 786 00 00
Contacts: International Centre
Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg,