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Linnaeus, Sweden Academics

To apply you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must also meet any prerequisite requirements for your specific classes. No knowledge of the Swedish language is required. Most classes, require at least junior status by the beginning of the program. Business students should have the business core courses completed by the start of the program to enhance their curriculum choices.

All exchange students are required to be full-time students (enrolled in at least 30 Swedish credits) during their stay at Linnaeus University.  If you wish to take business classes, you will need to have completed 15-30 U.S. business credits by the beginning of the exchange.  Linnaeus does not recognize Econ 103, Econ 104 or and BCOM classes in the minimum requirement.

You have two enrollment options: 

Option 1:  You can choose one course worth 30 Swedish credits.  By choosing a 30-credit course, you are automatically enrolled in the individual 7.5-15 credit classes that make up the course.  You will find the descriptions for the individual classes that make up the course by clicking on the "Syllabus" link in the course description.  You must meet the prerequisites for the course.

Option 2:  You can choose to enroll in four separate 7.5 credit classes, or two-15 credit courses, or one-15 credit course in combination with two-7.5 courses.  You must meet the prerequisites for each individual class.

How to find courses on the Linnaeus website:
1. Go to the Linnaeus course listing for exchange students at:

The course list that appears includes all courses offered to exchange students, regardless of semester, year or campus. In order to find the courses that you can select for your intended semester, use the 'filter' function.

1. Under City select "Vaxjo" or "Kalmar" or leave blank to see all course options. Please note you will be required to take all courses at one campus.
2. Under "Level" select "First Level", which means undergraduate courses.
3. Under "Semester" click the appropriate semester you are going to be abroad (note only current year courses are listed; you can use them as a guide and there is no guarantee they will be offered the term you want to study)
4. In the "Search selections" area, you will see what filter you have used on top of the list, it says for example "Vaxjo, First Level, Spring 16").
5. The list will then appear by subject. To get more information about a specific course, click on the course name.

Some of the classes you can take at Linnaeus have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit.  To find classes that have been evaluated, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here:

  • Choose Sweden, then click “Search”
  • Click on the Linnaeus University link that appears
  • Click “Search”

All Linnaeus courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear.  They are not in any particular order:  you will need to scroll through the list and match the Linnaeus School Course Number and School Course Title on the Transfer Wizard with those listed on the Linnaeus website for courses for exchange students. 

If a course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

The program runs for a semester or a full academic year. The fall semester begins the last week of August and ends in the middle of January. The spring semester begins the last week of January and concludes around the beginning of June. Exact dates are available the semester prior to departure.

updated 8/17/15 jmk

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