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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Program Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: On-campus housing Minimum GPA: 2.5
Academic Area: Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Education, English Credit Type: European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Program Description:
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Kristianstad, Sweden
Kristianstad University Sweden (HKR)

Table of Contents

Language of Instruction
Accommodation and Meals
Estimated Program Costs
Application Process
Program Overview

Kristianstad University, located in southern Sweden, was founded in 1977, but in this region the University can trace their roots way back for teacher's training (1835), nurses (1893) and engineers (1912).
The students are their most valuable resource. On campus you will find students from all walks of life and from all over the world. They welcome around 100 international students each semester to mix with 7000 Swedish students.
Their campus is created from the idea that you, as a student, shall have access to modern information technology, inspiring meeting places, and good service. They offer a highly qualified faculty in a friendly atmosphere. They also have a large number of computers with 24 hours access at your disposal. 
To view the brochure of Kristianstad University, click here.
For Experiences of former exchange students at Kristianstad Universityclick here.

Two exchange places are available at Kristianstad University for Spring 2018.  The two completed applications will be nominated for the exchange.  Applications received after places are filled will be put on a waiting list or may change their application to another semester or another exchange partner.

Courses are available in the following disciplines:
  • Family and Child Studies and Education
  • Business Economics
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • English Language and Literature
  • Media and Communications
  • Teacher Education
Please follow this link to view a list of courses available at Kristianstad.

Family and Child Studies and Education - Available for FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Kristianstad offers a unique approach for exchange students to Education
"In-between Teaching and Learning – a Relational Perspective"
This course includes an internship at a school or other pedagogical institute

Natural Science and Aesthetics in the Meeting with all Children in Early Years
For further information on Education courses: A_broader_perspective170907indd.pdf

This plan of study is worth a total of 15 ECTS credits and students are advised to combine them with other courses like intercultural communication, Swedish culture, Swedish language, etc to create a full course load of study

Food and Meal Science are available at Kristianstad for the Fall semester


Food_and_Meal_Science170302hög-fr Bitte.pdf

A Swedish Perspective on (Inclusive) Education Brochure.pdf

Also, students may enroll in a 4 credit Swedish language course: 

Swedish for International Students

Intended for students spending a relatively short period of time in Sweden, the course aims to equip them with sufficient language skills to cope in general communicative situations and to understand texts of a simpler kind. To this end it provides a grounding in Swedish pronunciation, grammatical structure and vocabulary.

For more details about this course, click here.

Language of Instruction

Although Swedish is the main language at Kristianstad University, there is a wide range of courses offered that are taught in English within different fields of study.  Please note that the courses offered vary from semester to semester.  Courses that are available in English are found here.

Accommodation and Meals

Kristianstad University can help you to find a room in a student dorm for the time you will study in Kristianstad. Accommodation is guaranteed to all exchange students.  Whether you want the University to arrange it for you or not, please fill in the accommodation form and send it to them on time, so that they know what you want and will have time to organize it before you come.
The University provides accommodation in double rooms in student dormitories nearby the campus.  All rooms are furnished with basic equipment and Internet connection.  For more information about accommodation and the application procedure, please consult the Survival Guide or contact the International Office.

Estimated Program Costs

Kristianstad University is a traditional student exchange program. Students who participate will pay tuition and fees for a semester to Montclair State University, and no additional tuition at Kristianstad.

Students will be billed for housing by Kristianstad University. Other costs will include transportation, insurance, visa fees, study abroad fee, additional cultural activities, meals, etc.

SWEA, NJ Scholarship for Study in Sweden
The Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) of New Jersey awards a scholarship each year of approximately $6,000.  The scholarship can be awarded in whole or in part, two times annually, to qualified individuals preferably with roots and/or current residence in New Jersey or the Tri-State area pursuing academic or professional research/ studies or artistic endeavors pertaining to Sweden. Members of SWEA and their immediate family are not eligible to apply. The area of research/study may include, but is not limited to, Swedish culture, history, music, visual or performing arts, literature, media, science or the environment. The recipient or recipients will be selected at the discretion of the Board of SWEA New Jersey, by recommendation from the Scholarship Committee. After finishing their project, the recipient or recipients are required to provide a report to SWEA New Jersey on how the scholarship has been used, and if appropriate, give a presentation to SWEA NJ.

For additional information, deadlines, or to submit your application, please refer to the SWEA website:  SWEA Scholarship.

Application Process
To Apply 

Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process by clicking "Apply Now" above.
All students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process first to receive approval. 
All approved students will then be nominated to Kristianstad University.

For Further Information

Contact Professor Jeff Kunkel 

Contact Francesca De Ros, Study Abroad Coordinator,

Domenica Dominguez, Director of Study Abroad and International Programs,
Once you have been approved by the International Committee of the John J. Cali School of Music, Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.
All students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process first to receive approval.  Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.

The Office of International Engagement
Rm. 207, Student Center Annex
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, 07043

Front Desk: 973 655 6862
For general questions about Study Abroad, please contact:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.