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Studies in Europe - Erasmus

The European Union has several cooperation programmes in the field of education. Erasmus Plus is the EU's largest programme for higher education. The programme facilitates work experience and exchanges for both students and teachers in Europe, as well as support for cooperation between universities. University West has around 50 partner universities in Europe within the Erasmus Plus exchange programme. 

Studies in Africa - Linnaeus-Palme

Linnaeus-Palme is an exchange programme for teachers and students at undergraduate and master's level in higher education. The programme aims at strengthening cooperation in the long-term between universities in a developing country and in Sweden to their mutual benefit. University West has two partner universities within the Linnaeus-Palme programme - one in Namibia and one in South Africa.


Nordplus higher education programme is the Nordic Council of Ministers' programme for educational cooperation between the Nordic countries. The programme builds on cooperation in networks, offering activities such as student and teacher exchanges.

Minor Field Studies (MFS)

MFS (Minor Field Studies) is a scholarship programme for field studies in developing countries, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It targets university and college students who have international interests and who wish to gather material for an undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation.

Bilateral agreements with partner universities

University West has so called bilateral cooperation agreements with several universities in China, Australia, South America and the Unites States. The agreement implies that students either don't have to pay the tuition fee at all or are granted a reduced tuition fee.


University West is the member of a network called ISEP - International Student Exchange Program. Over 300 universities all over the world are members in this network. For University West, the membership in this network thus enlarges the number of partner universities, especially in the United States.