University of Skövde
The University of Skövde was founded in in 1977. In its first year, it offered only 300 places, but now has grown to have approximately 9,000 students across 50 undergradute programmes. Today it is considered one of the best universities in Sweden.
The university is locaed in Skövde, which is known for its beautiful landscapes, with wide fields, forests and many lakes. The mountain Billingen, located within walking-distance from the city center, is one of the region's most complete sports and recreation areas all year around. Another venue for activities is Arena Skövde, offering various sport events, concerts, bowling and the best indoor aqua-park in Sweden. It is approximately a two-hour train journey to Stockholm and an hour from Gothenburg.
The exchange agreement between King's and The University of Skövde allows for up to 1.5 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to 1 student going for a full academic and one for a single semester year OR 3 students for a single semester.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.