The first step in your application to study abroad is talking to the academic contact person at your department. Find out which semester and exchange places that are suitable for your programme.

Application to study abroad

The application round for studies abroad in the autumn semester 2021 and/or spring semester 2022 closed on February 28th, 2021. 

A second application round for spring semester 2022 will open in September, 2021.

Please note that Mid Sweden University may, in accordance with the Public Administration Act 37§ (1), revoke its decision to allocate an exchange place to you if the University deems it necessary as a result of the development if the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Application process

The application consists of two parts; the first part is an online form where you fill in your personal information, the semester you wish to study abroad, and up to three partner universities in order of priority.

The second part is to email your supporting documents in pdf format to Maria Fredlund. The supporting documents to send via email are the following:

1. Personal statement

Your personal statement needs to be 1-2 pages, written to Miun’s reviewers in English. Describe who you are, how the exchange period fit into and add value to your studies and/or future career. Please include the following information:

· Personal information (who you are, previous studies, and relevant experience).

· Purpose of the planned study abroad. What will you learn? How will the experience impact and add value to your studies and future career plans? Include your intended partner university and give examples of courses that you would like to take.

· How you can help inspire and motivate others to study abroad.

· Applicants to partner universities in Australia, USA, and Canada include a list with courses of interest that you find on their website. Pick at least 6 courses. If you cannot find courses available for the coming academic year, select from the current course availability. Be sure to choose from courses offered in the right semester (fall or spring).

2. Transcript of records

Download your transcript in English from the student portal/Ladok showing your completed courses to date. You may also request your transcript in English from the service center. If you have completed courses at other universities too, please scan all your university transcripts into one single PDF file.

3. Certificate of language proficiency (can be submitted later)

Certificate of language proficiency is usually not required for admission to partner universities within Europe if studying in English, but may be needed if you plan to study in German, French, or Spanish. Partner universities outside of Europe may require TOEFL results or similar.

4. Other supporting documents, if applicable

Certificate of involvement in the Student Union’s international committee, Buddy programme, or  employment as a student ambassador. This adds extra merit to your application.

Notification of nomination

Notification of nomination to an exchange place is sent via email approximately 2 weeks after the application deadline. Please note that you need to respond to the offer in order to keep your place. If no response within a week, your application is cancelled. Further information is sent to those who respond that they accept their offer.

Ready to apply?

Link to the online application (Next round opens in September, 2021).

Only complete applications will be considered.


Scholarships for studying abroad

Information about scholarships 


Maria Fredlund or Emma McKeogh, International Relations Office.