Please observe that once you have submitted your application, you will not able to make any changes, so be sure to read through it carefully and submit the required documents for your choices. If you forget to upload a document, you will need to submit a new application before the deadline. 
  • If the application does not fulfill the requirements, for example: not submitting language requirements or a work experience certificate for a specific school you have applied for, the application for that school will not be considered.
  • If the application is incomplete, the application will not be considered (for example, if the letter of motivation has not been submitted).
  • No individual feedback will be provided.

If you are interested in knowing more about the study abroad opporunties then you are most welcome to one of the informations meetings. Presentation from information meeting. (6022 Kb)

See the recorded SBS information meeting from Nov 10th 2020



Exchange Application Process at SBS

  • Step 1. Visit the Study Abroad website for more information about the SBS Exchange programme (you are here!)
  • Step 2. Read through eligibility requirements thoroughly, take note, some of our partners have grade- or language requirements, these are listed on the placement list. Exchange placements Spring semester 2021 (23 Kb) . 
  • Step 3. Check the partner unviersities available. Ensure the semester dates at the schools you are interested in do not conflict with SBS semester dates. 
  • Step 4. Select up to five (5) universities and submit your application online.
  • Step 5. Once you have been selected as a nominee to one of our partner universiteies, we will nominate you as an exchange student from SBS.
  • Step 6. APPLY to our partner university. Once you have been nominated to our partner university, you will receive application instructions from your host university or your internatioanl coordinator at SBS.
  • Step 7. Be sure to apply on time, check your email regularly as you will be contacted via email by your host university throughout the application process
  • Step 8. Once you have been admitted to the partner university, ACCEPT your placement, apply for housing, Visa (if applicable), fill out your learning Agreement in Fastreg, select courses, apply for any applicable scholarships such as Erasmus+/NOREK etc. 
  • Step 9. Upon your return to SBS, submit an exchange report of your semester abroad


Before starting your application please make sure to read through the application instructions thoroughly and make sure you are eligable to apply.
Link to fall 2021 semester application will be published on January 15th, deadline February 15th.
The application for your academic level is listed below, and should include the following: 
Enclose the following documents to the online application:
1. Letter of motivation (in English): 300-500 words, explaining why you are applying for the exchange programme. You only need to motivate your first-hand choice. This letter will be  be read by the International Office staff, and will not be sent to the host university. Please include the following details in the letter: - Personal introduction - Describe why you chose to apply to the exchange programme - Explain how the exchange will benefit your personal development and prepare you for your professional career. Save the file with your "last name_ first name_letter" before uploading it to the application.  
2. Only if applicable, proof of language proficiency: -IELTS/TOEFL or Swedish 'gymansiebetyg' (check the specified information for each university). Save the file with your "last name_ first name_language" before uploading it into the application.
3. Only if applicable, a certificate confirming your participation in Föreningenekonomerna (FEST). Save the file with your "last name_ first name_ekonomerna" before uploading it into the application.  
Note: Only applies to masters students applying to an MBA exchange semester. Employer's certificate and/or CV in English (). The certificate should contain the following: Name of company/organization where you worked, Specific dates of employment, Your responsibilities, Should be clear that it was a full-time job, The certificate must be written on official letterhead and signed by the employer, Include contact information for the employer. Save the file with your "last name_ first name_cv" before uploading it into the application.  
NOTE! Please note that we will start to evaluate applications once the deadline has passed on February 15th. You will be informed of the result within two (2) weeks of the application deadline. Unfortunately it slows us down if we receive calls and emails asking about the results before we have published them, so please be patient and wait to hear from us.
NOTE! International students who have been granted SI scholarship must contact the Swedish Institute and get permission to apply for exchange studies before submitting an application to SBS.
NOTE! Students who have previously applied and been accepted to the SBS exchange programme and then withdrawn from the programme after being nominated to the host university are not eligible to apply.