WWU Exchange in Sweden:
Luleå University of Technology
Founded in 1971, Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is one of 12 higher education institutions in Sweden with a fully developed research organization. Students benefit from excellent laboratory facilities. Of particular interest are the high power laser laboratory, electron microscopes, HIP and RBSN equipment, acoustic and robotics laboratories, deep-drilling equipment and heavy-load laboratories, and a mineral surface reaction laboratory.
The main campus features a new library, student computer centers in all university buildings, a sports hall, and a language laboratory. The School of Music is housed in a new building equipped with three organ auditoriums, concert hall and state-of-the-art sound engineering labs. The total student enrollment is 12,500 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, including about 250 international exchange students.
Luleå University of Technology's main campus is located approximately three miles from the city center. The city center of Luleå is located on a peninsula where the Lule River flows into the Gulf of Bothnia. Founded in 1621, the city is the administrative center for Sweden's most northern province. It has a lively cultural life and is the home of nationally elite hockey and basketball teams. The School of Music is located in the town of Pitea, approximately 30 miles south of Luleå. Due to its marvelous beaches and sunny summer climate, Pitea is nicknamed the northern Riviera. Music plays an important role in Pitea's cultural life, which includes an annual music festival.
In the Luleå/Pitea area, sailing is a popular outdoor activity, as is cross-country and downhill skiing at one of the area's two nearby ski slopes. In addition, the mountains of Lappland with hiking trails and ski resorts are less than six hours away by car. Stockholm is approximately an hour away by air.
Academic Program and Courses
The academic year is divided into two semesters of approximately 20 weeks each. Each semester is divided into two quarters in approximately 10 week periods.
Autumn semester: September to mid-January (quarters 1 and 2)
Spring semester: mid-January to first week in June (quarters 3 and 4)
Every quarter ends with an exam week.
There is a wide selection of courses taught in English
- both undergraduate and graduate - in Business Studies, Engineering and Human Work Science.
Students are housed in single-occupancy rooms in student residence halls and apartments located within three kilometers of campus. A shared kitchen is available on each floor or apartment. The Lulea University Reception Committee (LUCR) handles accomodations for exchange students
Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees. All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student. Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.
There are two applications for exchange students to complete. The first application is the International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) application. After students are selected for nomination, they must complete the application for Luleå University.
Video: Study at LTU
Lulea University Reception Committee (housing, buddy program, arrival)
Practical Guide for Exchange Students
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