University Information Örebro University, founded in 1977, is located in the city of Örebro, Sweden with about 14,000 students. Many courses are available in English, including courses in business, economics, education, music and in the various domains of humanities and sciences. The campus is located about 3 kilometers from Örebro's city center.
Örebro is a city of 126,000, the seventh largest in Sweden, located at the heart of the country about halfway between Stockholm and Göteborg (Gothenberg), the two largest cities in Sweden. It is situated on the river Svartån and at the western end of the lake Hjälmaren, the fourth largest lake in Sweden. A prominent feature of the city is Örebro Castle, located at the center of the city on an islet of Svartån. Other attractions include Svampen, a famous water tower that provides a high view over the city; Wadköping, Örebro's historic old town with 18th and 19th century wooden buildings on the banks of Svartån; and Gustavsvik, the largest water park in the Nordic countries. Besides many historical and recreational activities available in the area, Örebro's location provides easy access to Sweden's largest cities as well as convenient connections to other European locations.
Örebro University offers a wide range of English-taught courses in several areas, particularly in business and economics. Other areas include humanities, music, education, health sciences, social and political sciences, natural science and engineering.
Course Offerings To view the most up-to-date course offerings, please visit the courses with syllabi at the Örebro University web site.
Classes are measured in Swedish Points are European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. Classes worth 5 points are equal to 7.5 ECTS or 4 UMD credits. Classes are typically taken one at a time and are usually 5 weeks long.
Degree seeking students at any University of Minnesota campus who have completed one full year of study prior to the beginning of the exchange are eligible. For some areas of study, students should have completed substantial upper division course work. The minimum GPA is 2.4, and students need to consult with a study abroad advisor in the International Education Office (IEO) in 138 Kirby Plaza before they apply. Tentative acceptance will be done by IEO. Final acceptance is done by the foreign university.
Our goal is to keep prices similar to those of attending UMD. The program cost per semester to attend Orebro University can be found here.
Fluctuating currency exchange rates may increase or decrease the cost of your international experience. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of exchange programs. There are several study abroad scholarships for University of Minnesota students.
Deadlines occur the semester prior to the start of a program.
Study: Fall semester or full academic year
UMD Deadline to apply: March 15
Fall arrival dates: mid-August
Fall orientation dates (in country): end of August
Fall semester dates: end of August - mid-January
Study: Spring semester
UMD Deadline to apply: October 1
Spring arrival dates: mid-January
Spring orientation dates (in country): mid-January
Spring semester: mid-January - early June
For more information on the academic calendar at Örebro University, click here.
At least one pre-departure orientation and one on-site orientation will be held. Pre-departure
orientation will include information about financial aid information, class transferring, international insurance, student residence permit, classes, travel tips and two handbooks for participants to reference: general study abroad handbook and Swedish handbook.
Student housing consists of small apartments for 2-4 students or corridors for 6-12 students. Corridors consist of individual bedrooms and usually their own bathrooms, and share living room, kitchen and dinning room with corridor mates. Typical corridor mates will include Swedish and international students.
Before applying, it is a good idea to follow the steps under steps to studying abroad. The IEO website also provides information on financing, health & safety and other important information to consider when choosing to study abroad. When ready to apply, students must complete the online application and attach the required accompanying materials (unofficial transcript and essay). Students will be billed the non-refundable $50 application fee to their student account.
All Exchange in Sweden participants will need to apply and be approved for a Swedish Residence Permit. Students can apply for a permit after they have received their official acceptance by Orebro University. Early application is highly encouraged.