Linnaeus-Palme is an exchange programme in which Swedish universities cooperate with universities in developing countries. Students have the opportunity to study at a foreign university for 3–12 months.

Do you want to learn more about programming in partnership with skilled Indian students? Or find out about archaeological methods and visit thrilling excavations in Peru? Or perhaps gain valuable experiences of healthcare work in other countries? As a Linnaeus-Palme exchange student you can exchange knowledge with other parts of the world, regardless of subject.

Linnaeus-Palme is an exchange programme in which Swedish universities cooperate with universities in developing countries. Students have the opportunity to study from three months to two semesters in the partner country as an integrated part of the programme they are studying in Sweden.

What does Linnaeus-Palme entail for students?

A Linnaeus-Palme exchange provides you with international experience and education that results in a qualification. You will broaden your competence by accessing other knowledge, experience, traditions and problem-solving methods. You will meet teachers and students in the same subject, but with an entirely different cultural background and academic tradition. It also provides you with the opportunity to share your own knowledge and to make contacts: a mutual exchange.

The exchange is part of your degree and the overseas studies must therefore have the credits transferred on your return to Sweden. The duration of the overseas stay is at least 12 weeks and at most 40 weeks, and you receive a grant based on the length of the exchange.

What are the application requirements?

To be able to apply for a Linnaeus-Palme exchange you must

  • be registered at a department that has a current Linnaeus-Palme project
  • have completed at least one year of higher education before departure
  • be a Swedish citizen or have permanent residency in Sweden (students from other Nordic countries, who are not Swedish citizens, must have been registered in Sweden for at least one year prior to departure).

Is my department participating in Linnaeus-Palme?

Below you can see the Swedish Universities and departments that currently have Linnaeus-Palme projects with student exchanges. Is your department one of these? 

University and Department International partner university
   
Chalmers Institute of Technology  
Architecture Maseno University, Kenya
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering University Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
   
University of Gothenburg  
Department of Physics National Autonomous University of Mexico
Department of Languages and Literatures University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Department of Social Work University of Rwanda
Academy of Music and Drama Fundacion Musical Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
   
Dalarna University  
School of Technology and Business Studies University of Surabaya (Ubaya), Indonesia
   
University of Borås  
Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Department of Engineering  University of Blumenau (FURB), Brazil
   
University of Gävle  
Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies Tirana University, Albania
   
Halmstad University  
School of Business and Engineering University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
   
Jönköping University  
Jönköping International Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
School of Health and Welfare Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Department of Behavioural Science and Social work, School of Health and Welfare

University of the Free State, Sotuth Africa
School of Education and Communication Shanghai University, China
School of Education and Communication Lebanese American University, Lebanon
   
Kristianstad University  
The Department of Health Sciences Hai Phong Medical University, Vietnam
The Department of Health Sciences Republic of Zambia Republic of Health, Zambia
The Department of Health Sciences Sri Jayawardenepura University, Sri Lanka
The Department of Health Sciences University of Gambia, Gambia
   
University West  
Department of Social and Behavioral Studies Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
Department of Nursing, Health and Culture University of Namibia
Department of Economics and IT University of the Western Cape, South Africa
   
Karlstad University  
Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies Banaras Hindu University, India
Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Department of Social and Psychological Studies University of Namibia
   
Karolinska Institutet  
Biomedical Analyst Programme Burapha University, Thailand
Department of Public Health Sciences Rosario University, Colombia
Department of Women's and Children's Health Kamuzu College of Nursing and Midwifery, Malawi
Physiotherapist Programme, NVS Pravara Institute of Medical Science, India
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya
   
Royal Institute of Art  
Central administration Tsinghua University, China
   
Royal College of Music in Stockholm
 
Department of Music Education North-West University, Campus Potchefstroom, South Africa
   
KTH Royal Institute of Technology  
Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering Al-Quds University, Palestine
Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering Anugrah Narayan College, India
Department of Energy Technology University of San Simon, Bolivia
   
Linköping University  
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Health Sciences Moi University, School of medicine, Kenya
Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Health Sciences University of Namibia
Department of Economic and Industrial Development University of Nairobi, Kenya
Department of Economic and Industrial Development Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
   
Linneaus University  
Faculty of Social Sciences Javeriana University, Colombia
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
   
Lund University  
Department of Communication and Media University of Kerala, India
Department of Human Geography and the Human Ecology Division Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Malmö Academy of Music Vietnam National Academy of Music
Division of Sociology Peking University, China
   
Malmö University  
Department of Social Work University of Ghana Legon, Ghana
Faculty of Education and Society Macau University, China
School of Arts and Communication Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, India
   
Mälardalen University  
School of Health, Care, and Social Welfare Bharati Vidyapeeth University, India
School of Health, Care and Social Welfare Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China
School of Innovation, Design and Technology Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, India
School of Innovation, Design and Technology East China University of Science and Technology
   
Red Cross University College  
Red Cross University College Akim Oda Community Health Nurses Training School, Ghana
   
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  
Department of Energy and Technology Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
   
Stockholm University of the Arts  
Department of Acting Development Center for Stage Arts, Brazil
   
Stockholm University  
Department of Computer and System Sciences, DSV St. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
   
Södertörn University  
School of Social Sciences Moshi Co-operative University, Tanzania
   
Umeå University  
Department of Esthetic Subjects University of Namibia
Department of Political Science Sun Yat-sen University, China
   
Uppsala University  
Department of History Calcutta University, India
Department of Medical Sciences Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Department of Medical Sciences Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences Makerere University, Uganda
Department of Women's and Children's Health University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
   
Örebro University  
School of Health and Medical Sciences University of Zambia
School of Music University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
School of Science and Technology University Eduardo Mondlane, Mocambique

How do I apply?

Apply through your department. Linnaeus-Palme has one application round each year. The deadline is decided by the department. It is also your department that chooses which students may participate in the exchange. Approach your department to find out more about the conditions of your participation.

Grant amounts

The grant for one semester’s exchange (20 weeks) is 25,000 krona and for two semesters (40 weeks) it is 40,000 krona. The amount is reduced for shorter exchanges. The grant is not intended to cover all expenses during the time abroad; it usually needs to be supplemented by other financing for example from CSN (Swedish Board for Study Support).

Page last updated 2016-07-04