Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Courses

The Swedish University Credit System awards 1.5 credits for each completed week of full-time study.  This system is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 1 Swedish credit = 1 ECTS credit. In your online application you will state your course choices. Always add a second hand choice.

The Swedish academic year is divided into two semesters, 20 weeks each.  One semester of full-time studies (100%)  equals 30 credits.  Each semester is divided into two periods, worth 15 credits each. Not all courses can be studied full-time, and some courses may run for more than one period. Exchange students should be full-time students. During one semester the minimum requirement is 25 ECTS credits (The requirement of 25 ECTS does not apply to students within the NOVA/BOVA mobility program).

Only choose courses at one campus, as the SLU campuses are spread throughout a large part of Sweden. You are allowed to change a course during the first two first weeks of the semseter.

 

 Example of course Combination equal to full-time studies:

    Autumn semester, 20 weeks, from September to January
 Period 1A Period 1B Period 2A Period 2B
7,5 credits 7,5 credits 15 credits
10 credits + 5 credits 10 credits + 5 credits
30 credits

 

Spring semester, 20 weeks, from January to June
Period 3A Period 3B Period 4A Period 4B
7,5 credits 7,5 credits 15 credits
10 credits + 5 credits 10 credits + 5 credits
30 credits

 

Make sure that you fulfill the prerequisites for the course of your choice. Talk to the exchange coordinator at your home university for advice. Count the total amount of credits that you will have by the start date of the course at SLU in order to see you if you have enough.  If it is obvious that you do not fulfill the prerequisites, there is no need to apply. Course schedules are published about three weeks before course start.

SLU does not offer Swedish language courses.




Page updated: 2014-03-19. Page editor: exchangestudies@slu.se

SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has its main locations in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Uppsala.
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