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Study abroad

Do you want to improve your language skills, expand your international network and experience memories for life?

During your time as a student, you can spend part of your education abroad. The Swedish Defence University has partner universities in a number of countries and there are various forms of exchanges to choose from.

Different kinds of exchange

The Swedish Defence University has several different exchange agreements that allow you to study placements or conduct small research projects. abroad.

Via Erasmus+ you can receive a study scholarship or be on a placement in countries within the EU. Both civilian students and students on the Officers’ Programme can apply for exchange studies via Erasmus+.

Partner universities in the EU

At the moment, the Swedish Defence University has agreements that allow you to study at the following universities:

The Swedish Defence University's partner education institutions for officer students are:

The Swedish Defence University currently has the following partner education institutions outside the EU.

  • Macquarie University, Australia (there are four places available to master’s students a year). The announcement is made in November and contains information about the application process.

Through Minor Field Studies (MFS), you can conduct a small research project in a developing country as part of your bachelor's or master’s degree project.

Which countries can I travel to?

There are countries in all continents except Antarctica that are considered as developing countries by the OECD Development Assistance Committee. The Swedish Council for Higher Education has compiled a list of countries which you can travel to.

Officers studying on the Higher Officers’ Programme can study abroad under the Nordic Defence Cooperation (Nordefco).