Graduate Exchange Programs-Sweden

Graduate Studies at Jönköping International Business School

About Jönköping University:  
Jönköping, situated at the southern end of Lake Vättern (approximately 300 km, south of Stockholm), is a city of 115,000 inhabitants with a history dating back to the medieval period. The University of Jönköping comprises four independent schools, including the School of Education and Communication, which offer COM courses to exchange students. The student body includes many international students. HPU initiated an undergraduate student exchange program with the Jönköping International School of Business in 1997 and an exchange program for MBA students began in 2003. Beginning in the fall of 2007, HPU began sending undergraduate COM majors to JU's School of Education and Communication. HPU anticipates initiating a graduate COM exchange program with JU in the near future.

Location:  Jönköping, Sweden

Website: http://hj.se/jibs/en.html

Dates to Remember:

The fall term is divided into two parts, A1 (late Aug. to late Oct.) and A2 late (Oct. 27 to early Jan.). The spring term is also divided into two parts, S1 (mid-Jan. to early April) and S2 (early April to early June). During each quarter an exchange student takes two undergraduate level courses (designated in the JU catalog as "A" introductory, "B" intermediate and "C" advanced) for a total of 4 courses. The most up to date listing of courses offered in a particular quarter is on the JU website.

Semester

Study Abroad Dates

Application Due

Fall Semester (A1)

August - October  

November 1st

Fall Semester (A2)

October - January

Spring Semester (S1)

January - April    

April 15th

Spring Semester (S2)

April - June

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be an MBA Student

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.  
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.  
  • Fill out the exchange university's admissions application  
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university's application requirements) 
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university) 
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at http://www.culturalinsurance.com/

Housing Accommodations:  JU arranges housing for international exchange students prior to arrival at Råslätt, a housing complex, near the JU campus. Single rooms are furnished and a kitchen and bath are shared by two or three other students living in the apartment suite. Cost, depending upon type of room selected, ranges from 2,000 SEK to 2,500 SEK per month. Housing reservation is made at the time you apply to JU. Housing information: http://www.hj.se/doc/372

Currency:  The current exchange rate can be calculated online athttp://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Visa Information:  Student exchange participants apply for a visa through the Consulate of Sweden in New York. 
Note: Since it takes time to get a Swedish visa, please apply as early as possible to the university.

U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at http://travel.state.gov

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
www.hpu.edu/studyabroad
Skype: melissa.matsubara