This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and University West. This exchange is primarily for students studying business, economics, engineering and political science. However, students from any major may apply.
- Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses
- Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees
- Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships
- Immerse yourself in Swedish culture
- Study for one semester or an academic year
- Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school
Trollhättan is a city and the seat of Trollhättan Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden, with 46,457 inhabitants in 2010. It is located 75 km north of Sweden's second-largest city, Gothenburg. Founded in the Middle Ages on the banks of the River Göta, it has a magnificent waterfall and several hydroelectric dams. Trollhättan was heavily influenced by the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century due to its location on a major transportation waterway. Trollhättan is home to a number of high-tech companies. One of the best known is GKN Aerospace, a company that not only takes Trollhättan out into the world with its jet engines, but also out into space through its development of rocket engine technology. An exciting part of Trollhättan's proud industrial history is the experience industry, with entrepreneurs within media and film production.
Trollhättan is a part of the wider Västra Götaland region, and is only a 35 minute train ride away from Gothenburg. The companies in Trollhättan, together with excellent public transport, make Trollhättan an important player in the regional labor market.
University West in Trollhättan is a modern university which offers education collaborating with work-life in an attractive and modern study environment. The campus is situated in the heart of the city center, close to cafés, cinemas, restaurants, sports facilities, and a beautiful natural landscape. The Göta River and the great waterfalls are within walking distance of the campus.
University West focuses on the student and learning. There are about 12,000 students at University West and about 600 employees. The campus is centrally located in Trollhättan and is built with the students' needs in focus. The open surfaces make it simple for students, teachers and work-life to coexist. Research is conducted within the areas of technology, social science, health and caring sciences and the humanities. Work integrated learning constitutes an important, interdisciplinary, field of research. There is a strong connection between the research conducted at University West and the undergraduate education. The research concerning production processes in manufacturing industry is of special importance. This research is conducted in close collaboration with a variety of businesses. University West is authorized to award degrees at the doctoral level in the field of Production processes and Work Integrated Learning. More information about student life and living in Trollhättan can be found in the University West Student Guide
- Students must:be enrolled as an SJSU student for one semester prior to departure, or be a California community college student eligible to enter SJSU by the semester of departure
- have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by the semester of departure
- have completed lower division requirements for the business major, including micro- and macro-economics
- have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
- SJSU students are not required to have any college-level Swedish in order to attend University West. Beginner through advanced Swedish language classes are available.
Priority for placement will be given to students from Business, Political Science, Economics and Engineering departments, but students from other academic fields may be accepted if there is space available.
Some of the courses offered in English include the following:
- Political Perspectives and Global Change
- Business Administration
- Product Development
- Computer Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Marketing Communication
- Financial Risk Management
- For more class options please see the link below.
The academic program at University West is a 'set menu' with class choices being a prescribed block of classes depending on your field of study. For example, a student cannot take classes in business and engineering at the same time. Please check with your academic department to determine if the classes available will work with your degree plan. A full list of the class choices available can be found here
Students may participate in internships while studying in Trollhättan. The exchange program does not have formalized internship programs, but University West can provide some support with internship placements.
In Sweden, on-campus housing is not very common. There are no on-campus housing options at University West, instead private housing is arranged for exchange students by University West. Accepted students will be provided with application materials with their acceptance packet. More information on housing can be found here
Fall Semester: August - January
Spring semester: January - June
BUDGETING FOR YOUR SEMESTER
**These costs are current as of 2018–19. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher.
*Health Insurance: All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Services.
- SJSU Tuition & Fees: $3,900.00
- Round Trip Transportation: $1,500.00
- Room & Meals: $4,000.00
- Insurance: $350.00*
- Personal Expenses: $2,500.00
- Total $12,250.00
FINANCING YOUR SEMESTER
Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified. For more information click Here
: Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking Here