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  • Locations: Jonkoping, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** 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.
Program Description:

Jönköping International Business School

UW-W Exchange Program

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Location Jonkoping, Sweden
Academic Focus Business
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Language of Instruction English
Partner Website Click Here


Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of the four specialized schools of Jönköping 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.



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 Jönköping 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.

Jönköping 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. Jönköping and the surrounding area are home to a variety of cafés, shops, cultural venues, and recreational activities. Jönköping is also connected to the rest of Sweden and the region by air, bus, and train.


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)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,800
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 140
Subtotal $4,215
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Swedish Residence Permit (1000 SEK) 110
JIBS Mandatory Student Union Fee (310 SEK) 35
Round Trip Airfare 1,800
Accommodation** 2,000
Meals 1,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $7,395
Total*** $11,610
*2019-20 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.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.


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 April 1 Mid August to Early June
Fall Semester April 1 Mid August to Mid December
Spring Semester October 15 Mid January to Early June


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759