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 12 to 20 weeks 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 20 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  
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering University Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
   
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University  
Department of Social Sciences Loyola College of Social Sciences, India
   
University of Gothenburg  
Valand Academy Wits School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Department of Physics National Autonomous University of Mexico
School of Global Studies University of West Indies, Jamaica
Department of Historical Studies Council of Social Sciences of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment of Cuba
Department of Social Work University of Rwanda
Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy Al Quds University, Palestinian National Authority
   
University of Borås  
The Swedish School of Library and Information Science University of Gunadarma, Indonesia
The Swedish School of Library and Information Science State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
   
University of Gävle  
Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development Zhuhai College of Jilin University, China
Faculty of Education and Business Studies University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Faculty of Education and Business Studies Mzumbe University, Tanzania
Faculty of Education and Business Studies American International University, Bangladesh
   
Halmstad University  
School of Business, Engineering and Science UNIVALI - University of the Itajai Valley, Brazil
   
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, South Africa

Centre for Oral Health, School of Health and Welfare

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa
School of Education and Communication Rhodes University, South Africa
   
Kristianstad University  
The Department of Health Sciences Hai Phong Medical University, Vietnam
The Department of Health Sciences Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
The Department of Health Sciences Sri Jayawardenepura University, Sri Lanka
   
University West  
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 Health Sciences Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies Laikipia University, Kenya
Department of Social and Psychological Studies University of Namibia
   
Karolinska Institutet  
Department of Dental Medicine Makerere University, Uganda
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (Physiotherapist Programme) Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Indien
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (Nursing Programme) University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Women's and Children's Health Kamuzu College of Nursing and Midwifery, Malawi
Medical Programme University of Malawi, College of Medicine
Medical Programme Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador
Medical Programme Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences - Deemed University, India
Medical Programme Addis Abeba University, Ethiopia
   
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 Fibre and Polymer Technology Mapúa Institute of Technology, Philippines
Department of Energy Technology Central University of Las Villas, Cuba
   
Linköping University  
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Kathmandu Medical Teaching Hospital, Nepal
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of Namibia
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Moi university, Kenya
Department of Economic and Industrial Development University of Nairobi, Kenya
Department of Social and Welfare Studies University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
   
Linneaus University  
Department of Social Studies Javeriana University, Colombia
Department of Social Work Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India
Department of Political Science North West University, South Africa
School of Business and Economics Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, India
   
Lund University  
Faculty of Medicine University of Zimbabwe
Malmö Academy of Music Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
   
Malmö University  
Department of Global Political Studies University Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Department of Children Youth and Society Makerere University, Uganda
Department of Culture Languages and Media National University of San Martin, Argentina
   
Mälardalen University  
School of Health, Care, and Social Welfare (social work) Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China
School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (nursing programme) Bharati Vidya Peeth Deemed University, India
School of Innovation, Design and Technology Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, India
   
Red Cross University College  
Red Cross University College Akim Oda Community Health Nurses Training School, Ghana
Department of Health and Care Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tanzania
   
Sophiahemmet University  
Department of Nursing Sun Yat-sen University, China
   
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  
Department of Biosystems and Technology Wollo University, Ethiopia
Department of Energy and Technology Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Department of Clinical Sciences University of Zambia
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Department of Urban and Rural Development Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Department of Urban and Rural Development Gulu University, Uganda
   
Stockholm University of the Arts  
Department of Acting Development Center for Stage Arts, Brazil
Department of Film and Media Development Center for Stage Arts, Brazil
   
Stockholm University  
Department of Education University of Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Department of Psychology National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine
   
Stockholm School of Theology  
Stockholm School of Theology Myanmar Institute of Theology, Myanmar
   
Södertörn University  
School of Social Sciences Moshi Co-operative University, Tanzania
   
Umeå University  
Department of Applied Educational Science University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Department of Nursing St Marthas Nursing College, India
Department of Language Studies University of Seychelles
Department of Political Science Sun Yat-sen University, China
   
Uppsala University  
Department of History Calcutta University, India
Department of Business Studies University of Western Cape, South Africa
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Pretoria University, South Africa
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
   
Örebro University  
School of Health 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 20,000 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 of Student Finance).

Page last updated 2017-09-28