CSE Engineering Exchange: Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology campus
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CSE juniors and seniors

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Residence halls or University apartments

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About the location

Chalmers University of Technology is continuously rated as the best reputed university in Sweden with a student body of nearly 10,000 students. Not only is the Chalmers student body diverse, but every year they welcome more than 600 students on exchange. Gothenburg (metro population of more than 1 million) is Sweden's second largest city and is home to many students since the city houses both the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. For more information, visit the Chalmers website.


At Chalmers, the courses that are taught in English range in their levels, but most are equivalent to 4000- and 5000-level courses at the U of M. Therefore, only juniors and seniors are eligible to study at Chalmers.

You can browse courses on the Chalmers Search Course page. Students should choose courses in different schedule blocks each period, select the teaching language as English, and double check that the course is open to exchange students by checking the box next to "Open for exchange students." Course selection can be modified after students arrive to Chalmers if open seats are available.

A full-time course load is 30 Chalmers credit/ECTS (1 Chalmers credit/ECTS = 0.5 UMN credits). Students are assessed on one or two exams per class and that exam(s) constitutes a student’s entire grade for the class. Since each semester at Chalmers is divided into two study periods, students will take two classes in each study period (or four classes per semester). Study periods one and two = fall semester, and study periods three and four = spring semester.

Examples of some UMN courses that have equivalents at Chalmers and are typically taught in English:


  • CSCI 4211 Introduction to Computer Networks (EDA 344 Computer Communication)
  • CSCI 4511W Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (DAT 405 Intro to Data Science and AI)
  • CSCI 4611 Programming Interactive Computer Graphics and Games (DAT 510 Design and construction of digital games)
  • CSCI 5115 User Interface Design, Implementation and Evaluation (DAT 420 Human-computer interaction)
  • EE 5501 Digital Communication (SSY 125 Digital Communications)
  • CEGE 4211 Traffic Engineering (ACE055 Advanced Transportation Engineering)
  • CEGE 4502 Water and Wastewater Treatment (BOM075 Drinking water engineering + ACE040 Advanced wastewater engineering)

Always double check the updated course availability Chalmer's Search Course webpage.

Courses with passing final grades from CSE exchange partners transfer back to UMN as transfer credit (T). Transfer credit does not affect overall GPA.

You should work with the CSE International Programs team, your academic adviser, and your department to create an academic plan that works for you. Begin your academic planning on CSE Learn Abroad's plan ahead page.

Housing & Meals

Chalmers helps facilitate securing housing, but it is not automatic. Students must follow instructions given by Chalmers in the application process. Learn more on the Chalmers Accommodations page

Program Fee

Fall / Spring Semester: $9,150 + $7,975 in estimated additional expenses (Fall 2021/Spring 2022)

Academic Year: $16,800 + $14,175 in estimated additional expenses (Academic Year 2021-2022)

Total costs of participation can be found on the U of M Abroad website.

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Visit the U of M Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarships pages for more information.


CSE students in good academic standing, juniors and seniors.

Academic Calendar

First Semester (Fall/Autumn Semester): Late August to mid-January

Second Semester (Spring Semester): Mid-January to early June

Each semester at Chalmers is divided into two study periods (quarters) that both end with one examination week. Study periods one and two = fall/autumn semester and study periods three and four = spring semester.

For more information, view the Chalmers academic calendar

Application Dates & Deadlines

Interested students must be nominated by CSE prior to formally applying for exchange.

To be nominated, first have a conversation with CSE International Programs about your interest in the program.  Then, email a copy of your passport to cseabroad@umn.edu, stating the program and term you would like to be nominated for. After your nomination is accepted by the host institution, you will receive instructions on how to complete their application. Students accepted by the host institution will also be prompted to complete the University of Minnesota application and confirmation procedure. 

Seeking nomination from CSE International Programs should be done in advance of the host institution's nomination deadline listed below.

Nomination deadlines: April 1 (fall & academic year); October 1 (spring)

Application deadlines: May 1 (fall & academic year); November 1 (spring)

Completion of application early is highly recommended.