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Information for Incoming Exchange Students

Welcome to the Department of Historical Studies!

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.

This following information concerns exchange students at the Department of Historical Studies within the Erasmus Program or Nordplus.

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.

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.

Academic Application

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.

Form for academic application

Learning Agreement

Choosing courses

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 a number of courses taugh in English: courses in English.

Courses taught in Swedish (info in Swedish):

Ancient History and Archaeology



Welcome service

The International Student Welcome Programme is held at the beginning of each semester. The programme of events and activities provides international students with practical information about the University and living in Gothenburg. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet other international students and Student Buddies from all over the world.

Read more: Welcome Programme

Contact Information

Anders Simonsen

Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg,

Visiting Address:
Eklandagatan 86

031-786 5526

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