Application and Admission

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Welcome to apply for an exchange semester at Örebro University! The application form is available on this page during the application periods.

Application periods

  • Autumn semester: March 15 - April 15
  • Full academic year: March 15 - April 15
  • Spring semester: October 5 - October 15 (2020 only)

To be able to apply, you need to be nominated by your home university.

Nomination periods

  • Autumn semester: March 1 - April 10
  • Full academic year: March 1 - April 10
  • Spring semester: October 2 - October 15 (2020 only)

The International Office at our partner institutions will recieve information on how to nominate students via email when the nomination period opens.


When your coordinator at your home university has nominated you, you will receive an email with detailed information about the application process. If you have not recieved this email, you are not nominated and are not able to apply to Örebro University as an exchange student. You find information about the nomination and application period in the red box to the right.

The online application to Örebro University includes information about admission, course selection, housing and participation in our Orientation Programme. 

Mandatory supporting documents

For us to be able to assess your application, you need to add the following mandatory supporting documents to the application.

  • An official transcript of records written in English. The transcript of records must state all courses, grades and credits obtained at university level, both undergraduate/bachelor level and, if applicable for you, postgraduate/master level. The document should be upploaded as a PDF-file, no hard copies are needed. 
  • For Music students only: Your recordings should contain two instrumental/vocal pieces. The recordings have to be sent via email to This is an email address. For questions about the recordings, please contact the School of Music.  Students on exchange within the Linnaeus-Palme program do not have to send recordings. 

Please note that no English level certificate is necessary.

  • The online application has been optimized to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher, Firefox 5 or higher. We cannot guarantee that it will function correctly with other browsers.
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader if you want to print or save the application form after submission. Adobe Acrobat Reader should be installed before beginning the application process.
  • For the application process, your browser must enable cookies and JavaScript.
  • For security reasons, your log-in session will automatically be timed-out if you have not entered data during this time.

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Letter of Acceptance 

We might contact you during the weeks after the application deadline to discuss your course selection, if we see that you don't meet the prerequisites. Please be aware of this and check your email, including your spam folder, regularly. 

You will recieve information about admission via email about 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. We will send your Letter of Acceptance and course list to the email address that you stated in your application. 

Learning Agreements for Erasmus+ students

If you are an exchange student within the Erasmus+ programme, your Learning Agreement will be signed at the earliest in the beginning of December (for the spring semester students) and at the earliest in the beginning of June (for the autumn semester students). Please do not send the Learning Agreement in advance, we will not be able to sign it.

It is the study advisors of the school to which the majority of your courses belong that will sign it, please find the contact information below.

Contact Information

  • School of Law, Psychology and Social Work (Law, human resource management, psychology, legal science, and social work): This is an email address 

  • School of Science and Technology (Biology, physics, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, technology, and engineering): This is an email address

  • Örebro University School of Business (Business administration, economics, statistics, informatics, and health and welfare administration): This is an email address
  • School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
    (Languages, history, literature, rhetoric, philosophy, media and communication studies, digital media design, film studies, working life education, special education, education, gender studies, sociology, political science, and human geography): This is an email address

  • School of Health Sciences (Health and medical care, sport science, audiology, and occupational therapy): This is an email address
  • School of Music, Theatre and Art (Music, acting and drama, and art for teachers): This is an email address


Depending on where you come from, you may need to apply for a residence permit and/or an entry visa before you come to Sweden. If so, please make sure to apply as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance. In the information below you find information about requirements for visa, depending on what citizenship you have. 

Please note that Örebro University cannot assist you in the visa/residence permit application process!

If you are a citizen of one of a member country of the European Union (EU) you do not need a permit to enter Sweden.

The Swedish Migration Agency's information for EU citizens.

All students with a citizenship in a country outside the European Union (EU) are required to obtain a residence permit before entering Sweden. Please read the information on The Swedish Migration Agency's website or get in touch with a Swedish Consulate/Embassy as soon as possible to get further information on what is required in order to obtain the residence permit. You will need the Letter of Acceptance when applying for the residence permit.

The Swedish Migration Agency's information for non-EU citizens.

If you are a student with a Swiss citizenship you have to apply for a residence permit in Sweden if your stay exceeds three months.

The Swedish Migration Agency's information for Swiss citizens.

When granted a residence permit, you will receive a residence permit card which proves that you have permission to be in Sweden. The card features a microchip that contains your fingerprints and photograph.

The Swedish Migration Agency has decided that people who do not need an entry visa and have been granted residence permits may enter Sweden and have their residence permit card issued here. If so, you should visit an office of the Swedish Migration Agency as soon as possible after you have received a residence permit and have arrived in Sweden. 

The Swedish Migration Agency's information on Residence permit cards