Application procedure Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers education on different levels within medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy as well as medical biology and biomedical laboratory science.

Interprofessional and problem-based learning, individually planned clinical/practical modules, and carrying out supervised research projects are some of the study opportunities offered to exchange students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Partner universities are kindly asked to confirm their nominated students. This can be done either in an email to or in a letter which the student uploads in the web-application. The complete applications should be submitted before or on 15 April for the autumn semester and 15 October for the spring semester.

The academic year consists of two semesters. Autumn semester runs from mid-August to mid-January, spring semester from mid-January to the beginning of June. Students doing clinical rotations usually have a study period of three months (according to agreements).

Please note - Exchange students must be present at the start of the semester, and take part in the Orientation Week.


To be accepted as an exchange student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, your home university must have an agreement with us on student exchange within the relevant subject.

Before you fill out the application form, read the information pertaining to your programme (see links below), which will give you a clearer picture of what you can apply to do whilst with us.


Your complete on-line application should contain the following documents which need to be uploaded, in pdf-format only. Nominating emails should be sent to, before 15 April for the autumn semester or the academic year (Medical biosciences only) and before 15 October for the spring semester. No application will be processed unless you include a nominating letter in your application or we receive a nominating email. The application process is completely web-based. Mozilla/Firefox or Chrome work best. Some users experience problems with Internet Explorer.

A complete application must contain:

1. Application form

The online application form is available here.

2. A Letter in support of your application

A letter or email issued by the coordinator at your home university nominating you to studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

3. Transcript of records from your home university

4. Passport

A copy of your passport, the page with your personal details

5. Previous studies and skills

This is only required for students of nursing, occupational therapy or physiotherapy

6. Clinical experience

This is only required for students of medicine.

Additional Information

1. Peer Student

All incoming students will have a peer student, who studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Your peer student will contact you before arrival. You will be given the name and contact details of your peer student in your Welcome package, which will be sent to you via email.

2. Orientation Week.

Please note that the orientation week is mandatory for students of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech and language pathology, i.e. students doing clinical placements. Read more about the orientation week below.

3. Study Start

Study start for the autumn semester 2017 will be Friday 18 August. The majority of our exchange places is within Erasmus+, for three months and will finish on Friday 17 November.

Study start for the spring semester 2018 will be Friday 12 January. The majority of our students come within Erasmus+ for a three-month period and will finish on Friday 13 April.

4. Learning Agreement

Learning Agreements issued by your home university must be written in English. Please do not send us any Learning Agreements for signature until you have received your Letter of Admission from us.



Orientation week

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Every semester at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences starts with a compulsory Orientation Week. You need to be present for the duration. This programme introduces international students to the Swedish health care system, and provides information about practice in clinics and health care centres and working with Swedish patients. The first Friday (18 August and 12 January respectively) is a joint half-day with all arriving exchange students at all faculties.

The Orientation Week is not mandatory for students on the Master's Programme in Experimental and Medical Biosciences.

The Orientation Week is designed to help exchange students gain as much as possible from their studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The schedule will be handed out to students on the first Friday of the Orientation Week. The week consists of lectures, meetings with academic coordinators, MRSA-test (it is advised that you test for MRSA in your home country as well, as a test positive for MRSA may result in your not being able to start clinical practice) and Swedish lessons. The week is also of course a great way to meet new friends from countries all over the world.

The Orientation Weeks 2017/2018 will be held
18-25 August for the autumn semester (Friday to Friday)  
12-19 January for the spring semester (Friday to Friday)

Contact information

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Manager international affairs

Kerstin Hawkins

Agreements outside of Europe, staff mobility, strategic development

Phone: + 46 13 28 68 15

Student exchanges

Erasmus agreements, application, courses etc.

Anna Sandelin

International coordinator for incoming students within Medicine and Speech and Language Pathology

Phone: + 46 13 28 68 36

Sabina Kinywa

International coordinator for incoming students within Medical Biosciences/Medical Biology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

Phone: + 46 13 28 68 01