Want to study at Halmstad University as an exchange student? Here you'll find all relevant information. The most common, and easiest, way for international students to apply for exchange studies at Halmstad University is if your home university has a bilateral student exchange programme, such as Erasmus, with Halmstad University. Contact your home university's International Office for guidance.
Here is a short guide to the application process for exchange students. Please note that this online application is only for exchange students coming to Halmstad University within an exchange agreement. Applications from non-exchange students will not be processed.
Application for autumn 2019 will be open on March 1–April 15. Please note that all applications will have the status unqualified until processed.
1. Preparation – planning your studies
At this stage you should be ready to select courses online, please read the prerequisites and conditions of admission for each course before the selection. Discuss your course selection with your home university and have them approved. This is important so that you can transfer the credits to your home university.
Please read the information about course selection carefully since it is very difficult to change courses at a later stage. Please note that there is no add and drop period at Halmstad University.
2. Prepare your papers
You should also have all required documents ready to be uploaded. There is no need in sending in any originals! The coordinator at the home university needs to sign the confirmation of nomination since it needs to be uploaded online.
3. Online application 1 – Local system, Moveon
In order to apply online you need to create an account in Moveon. Fill out the application and submit it. In the online application, the signed copy of the confirmation of nomination should be uploaded.
Students who are going to stay in Halmstad for one year should mark this clearly in the application in Moveon. You will not be able to select courses for one year at University Admissions, you have to apply for the courses for the second semester in a later stage.
Once you have finalized your application you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received and a link to use for selecting course. You will also receive information regarding how to apply through our national system University Admissions.
4. Online application 2 – National system, University Admissions
Your choice of courses need to be selected through the course web page for exchange students. ALWAYS use the link you received in the e-mail when you completed the application in Moveon.
- Select and submit the courses. (If you want to change your selection of courses before the deadline you have to use the link from the e-mail again.)
- Create the account. (It is important that you check the e-mail address that these instructions were sent to. We will communicate with you through this address.)
After you have submitted your course selection, please upload the documents listed below:(You do not have to upload any other documents even though additional documents may be listed on University Admissions)
- Transcript of Records in English language
- Confirmation of Nomination (signed by the home institution)
- English proficiency if available
- Identification documentation/passport
You can follow the status of your application on your account at University Admissions. If you have problems with your application please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all applications will have the status unqualified until processed.
5. Admission letter
After the admission results in May, you will be able to download your admission letter (Notification of Selection Results) through your account at University Admissions. This letter is the official acceptance letter and you will be able to use this if you need to apply for a VISA.
Further information regarding introduction meeting and accommodation will be sent by e-mail to all admitted students.
If Halmstad University is not notified in beforehand, late applications will not be processed.
The courses and programmes available for exchange students has specific entry requirements based on previous studies and language skills.
Below you can find instructions on how to understand the course lists and examples of different ways to combine courses during your exchange studies.
1. Understand how courses and semesters are organised
- Full time studies equals 30 credits per semester
- Each semester consists of 2 consecutive study periods
- Each period lasts for ten weeks.
- Full‐time study load (100 %) is an estimated workload of 40 hours per week
2. Navigating the course lists
The course lists contain information about the courses' length, amount of credits, study, pace and during which periods they are studied. There is also a link to the website of each course where additional information is found and the specific prerequisites are explained.
Courses may run on full‐time (100%), or part‐time (25–75%). A full‐time (100%) course equals 1.5 credits per week. Part‐time courses has a lower study load and lasts longer, i.e. a course at 50% pace equals 0.75 credits per week, a course at 25% study load, equals 0.375 credits/week.
Choose courses from the list courses for exchange students on the web and be ready to select the courses online.
3. How to combine courses
- Make sure to choose courses covering both periods
- Combine your courses in such a way that you stay as close as possible to a total of 100% study load per period. It is therefore not possible to take two full time (100% courses) in the same period.
- The total study load should also add up to 30 credits per semester
- Students should preferably apply for 6 courses in order of preference