I have been accepted for studies outide EU/EES - what next?
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Information before applying to the partner university
- You will receive an invitation for an information meeting. At this meeting, you will receive information on what will happen next and we will go into the details on the information listed here below. It is most important to participate as this is also a good opportunity for you to ask questions you may have.
- International Office will nominate you to the partner university. Once this is done, you will receive a confirmation and the partner university will send you information on how you apply etc.
All documentation and communication is managed through the Mobility-online system, in which you created an account before you completed your application for exchange studies. You will be able to follow a workflow in the system where you can see what needs to be done or will happen next.
Application for studies at the partner university
- Next step is for you to apply for exchange studies at the partner university. Follow their instructions and deadlines.
- Learning Agreement: You must always verify that the courses you have chosen can be recognized here at home before you leave. For this reason you need to fill out a Learning Agreement and get it approved and signed by your programme director or departmental coordinator in good time before you depart. Once back home, you will need your final version of Learning Agreement together with your transcript of records from the partner university in order to apply for recognition of your exchange studies at the Degree Office, University West. You create your Learning Agreement in Moblity-online as part of the process before going abroad.
- Transcript of records: Partner Universities outside of EU often require a signed transcript of records of your studies here at University West. You can get this from ServiceCenter.
- English Proficiency Letter: This certificate which states your language level may be required for application to some partner universities. For this reason, all accepted exchange students will receive this documentation from us at the International Office - but it may be that your university does not require it.
If you have a NAIS- confirmation and receive pedagogical support today at University West, you need to contact the partner university you wish to apply for in good time to find out what support you can receive from there.
Should you need your NAIS-confirmation translated into English or have other questions, please contact the coordinator for support to student with disabilities, email@example.com
I have been accepted to the partner university
Travelling documents and vaccination
- Foreign Affairs, Sweden Abroad: You will need to inform the Swedish embassy in the country where you will be staying that you are there and during what time. Read more about the the country you are going to at Sweden Abroad. Your passport must be vaild for the whole stay abroad for example. Some countries require your passport to be valid 6 months AFTER you have completed your period.
- Apply for visa in good time Find out what is required for visa application for the country you are going to by contacting the embassy or consulate - see link above.
- Vaccination: Contact Vaccinationscentralen i Trollhättan to find out which vaccinations you will need and when you need to take them.
- (If applicable) CSN, Student Finance: Apply for Student Finance for the whole academic year even if you are only planning to study one semester abroad. Since it takes longer to process the credits from abroad studies, it is an advantage to have applied to CSN for a full academic year. In this way, CSN will not follow-up on the number of credits you have achieved abroad directly once the semester is completed.
Read more at CSN web pages.
Please note that questions on Student Finance and eligibility etc., must be adressed directly to CSN. International Office does not provide support on this.
Registration on exchange studies at your home university (in Ladok)
- You will receive an email from us when you can register for exchange studies under My Pages. You will receive an e-mail message when this is possible. Without registration you will not be eligible for study finances from CSN and you will not be covered by the state insurance for students, Kammarkollegiet (see below) - so please do not forget to do this!
Accommodation, arrival, registration etc. at the partner university
- Questions related to accommdation, arrival, registration on courses, introduction days at the partner university - all practical issues related to your studies and/or stay abroad needs to be handled by the partner university. If you are unsure of whom to contact, or you don't have contact information, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send contact details to you.
- Kammarkollegiet Student UT: As a student at University West, you are insured by Kammarkollegiet State insurance "Student UT". But in order for this to be valid, you must inform International Office of your semester dates (in Grant Agreement) and register through My Pages for exchange studies in LADOK. You may need to add an additional home insurance to cover expensive equipment for example. More information on the insurance Kammarkollegiet Student UT. You will receive the insurance documentation from us through Mobility-online before your departure.
I have arrived!
- Great! Bear in mind that you must update your course selection in Mobility-online in the section "During the Mobility" and approve it in order for your departmental coordinator to be notivied and able to process the changes.
- Remember that you represent University West. Be a good ambassador by encouraging students to come to Trollhättan. Attend study abroad fairs, information meetings if they are available, and spread information about University West. Contact International Office if you need brochures or material for a study abroad fair for example.
- Have you been feeling ill or needed to use the Student-UT insurance by Kammarkollegiet? In order to benefit from the insurance, you need to fill out a Claim Form.
cancellation/interruption of studies abroad
If you for some reason should need to terminate your studies abroad, it is very important that you contact International Office .
Sometimes, the change of environment can be overwhelming and it is normal to feel unsure of your situation - so don't hesitate to contact us about your thoughts before you decide on anything.
More information on Erasmus studier on our programme web pages (pages in Swedish).