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University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The University of Gothenburg, with approximately 37,000 students, is Sweden’s largest university. It is located in the heart of the city of Gothenburg and is close to cafés and shops. The faculties of the university are distributed throughout the city center. The city is the second largest in Sweden, situated on the Swedish west coast with one of the largest harbors in northern Europe. It is roughly equidistant from the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo. Students in this study abroad program have the opportunity to take courses taught in English while immersing themselves in the Swedish culture and language.

Learn more about international student life in Gothenburg!

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Academic Eligibility

  • 2.75 GPA or higher at the time of application
  • One semester completed at Sacramento State
  • Junior or Senior standing (60+ units completed)

Course Information

Course Offerings

Available Courses

  • Biological Science
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communications Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Government
  • History
  • Humanities and Religious Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Gothenbug offers approximately 100 courses taught in English in a variety of fields. There is very limited ability to change courses after the application deadline since they do not have an add/drop week. Students should therefore choose their courses carefully in the online-application (which comes after you are accepted by Sacramento State).

Estimated Costs

*Indicates fees paid directly to CSUS – tuition and insurance rates subject to change.

Estimated cost of University of Gothenburg
Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition and Fees* $3,684 $7,368
Insurance* $300 $500
Airfare $1,200 $1,200
Housing $3,000 $6,000
Personal Expenses $4,000 $7,000
Total $12,184 $22,068

Housing Options

Rent a private room or live in a shared flat in a student residence. There are plenty of alternatives in Gothenburg for international students. But since the demand for housing is high, it is important that students are flexible and open to living in a student housing or a private home.

Please note that the University cannot guarantee housing for exchange students. There is a shortage of housing in the city, especially student accommodations. Since we cannot provide all exchange students with housing, some students will need to look for a place to stay on their own. For information about alternative accommodation options, see Private housing and Student housing companies.

Information on Housing