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What is isep?

ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Programs and it is a network with over 300 member universities in 42 countries. About 140 of these universities are located in the United States. University West has been a member since 2008. The purpose of this network is to give students the opportunity to study abroad regardless of the system for tuition fees that exits in different countries.

What can you do as a student at University West?

As a UW student you can apply to go abroad as an exchange student (ISEP exchange) within the network for one or two semesters, regardless of which program you study at the university. It provides a unique opportunity to study at a university with which University West does not have an exchange agreement.

As a nominated ISEP student you can then choose from all the universities in the network and you will received detailed information about the application process and the selection criteria that ISEP and we at the university use.

It is also important to know that most part of the universities require that the incoming exchange student must have passed an English test- TOEFL or IELTS.

How does it work?

Step 1 Apply for a place in the ISEP programme locally here at University West. The link for the application is published here on 1 November. 

Step 2 If you are granted a place, you must also apply in the ISEP portal. Only students nominated by UW can proceed with the application here. You can read more about how it works and which documents you need to attach on ISEP’s website.

How much does it cost?

The main principle with ISEP is that it should be the same cost for the exchange no matter where you come from. This means, for example, a student from the USA -who pays tuition fees at his home university- and a Swedish student must pay the same amount to exchange places with each other for one semester.

  • The application fee to ISEP is $100 that you pay when you apply
  • There is also a mandatory ISEP student insurance. (Necessary to have in order for the ISEP system to support your visa application) It costs approximately $100 per month
  • ISEP Placement Fee, an administrative fee of $425.
  • Program fee which is calculated based on a student’s costs for food and accommodation during one semester and is 34 000 SEK. This is the amount you have to pay to University West


  • Check information on the website ISEP Study Abroad- You can also specify your option as a University West student and get an overview of what options are available for you
  • Register for a language test- TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Check with CSN which opportunities you have for help with financing (if applicable to you)

The ISEP coordinator at University West is Roberta Lauriola at the International Office.