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Exchange (Bilateral) Sweden: Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS)
Jonkoping, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** 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 and Foreign Language
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing
Language Prerequisites:
Target Language:
Program Description:

Jönköping International Business School

UW-W Exchange Program

                             JIBS Logo

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
Fact Sheet Data sheet JIBS 2015-2016.pdf


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.



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.


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* 3,824
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 170
Subtotal $4,269
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Swedish Residence Permit 130
Round Trip Airfare 1,200
Accommodation** 2,200
Meals 1,800
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,800
Subtotal $7,580
Total*** $11,849
*2016-17 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 $9,292


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 Mid August to Late May
Fall Semester March 15th Mid August to Mid December
Spring Semester October 1st Mid January to Late May


CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Milliam Lor
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)

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