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Exchange (Bilateral) Sweden: Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS)
Jonkoping, Sweden
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Apartment
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
 Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing
 Language Prerequisites:
No
 Target Language:
Swedish
Program Description:

Jönköping International Business School

UW-W Exchange Program


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Location Jonkoping, Sweden
Academic Focus Business
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Business major, Junior standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Language of Instruction English
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Academics

Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) is one of the four specialized schools of Jonkoping University, a private university of 12,000 students in southern Sweden. JIBS is truly an international business school, with nearly one third of its students and faculty coming from outside of Sweden and representing 80 different countries.  Attending JIBS as an exchange student is an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the European business environment in an internationally-minded setting.

A wide range of business courses are available in English at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students should refer to the JIBS online course catalog for complete listings. A full course load at JIBS is 30 ECTS credits; in most cases, this is four courses.

No prior knowledge of Swedish is required to participate in this program, as coursework is offered in English, but JIBS offers a Swedish language course for interested students. Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog.
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Accommodation

Exchange students are guaranteed student housing through the Accommodation Office, which offers a variety of housing types, including single or shared rooms, and apartment- or dorm-style living. Students may choose to prepare their meals in shared kitchens or purchase meals in cafeterias around campus. The campus is located in the city center, and housing options are scattered around the city but always accessible to campus by public transportation.  For full information about housing on the JIBS exchange, please visit the Jonkoping University Accommodation Office webpage.

Student Life and Surroundings

Exchange students have the opportunity to become integrated into an international university community and experience life in Sweden.  A Buddy Program, as well as living and studying alongside Swedish and international peers in student accommodation allows students to form connections with their peers.

Jonkoping is a fast-growing city of 130,000 located in southern Sweden, on the shore of Lake Vattern. The JIBS campus is located in the city center, and the city is easily navigable on foot, bicycle, and public transportation. Jonkoping and the surrounding area are home to a variety of cafés, shops, cultural venues, and recreational activities. Jonkoping is also connected to the rest of Sweden and the region by air, bus, and train.
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Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

  UW-Whitewater JIBS Exchange
Tuition $3,789* $3,789*
Housing $1,500-$2,500 $1,700-$2,700
Meals $1,600 $2,000
Other Living Expencses $1,475 $3,000
Global Experiences Application Fee $0 $275
CISI International Insurance $0 $170
Travel Documents $0 $300
Round Trip Flight $0 $900
Total Cost of Attendance $8,364-$9,364 $12,114-$13,114
*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply online for a residence permit to study in Sweden for periods of more than three months.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early September to Late May
Fall Semester March 15th Early September to Mid December
Spring Semester October 15th Mid January to Late May

Contacts

CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: auerbacm@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Dr. Hamid Moini
Department of Finance and Business Law
Office: Hyland 3519
Tel: (262) 472-5460
Email: moinia@uww.edu  



 

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