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Jonkoping International Business School
Jonkoping, Sweden
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: University Exchange
Housing Type: Apartments Minimum GPA: 2.5
 Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
French, German, Spanish Study Abroad Adviser: Alex Spellis
 Language Category:
Language Category B
Program Description:


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Location Overview
With approximately 123,500 inhabitants, Jönköping is one of the ten largest municipalities in Sweden. The city, which was founded in the thirteenth century, has a strategic location in the south of Sweden. Rail and road networks provide fast access to Stockholm (330 km), Gothenburg (140 km) and Copenhagen (290 km). Jönköping Airport has direct connections to both Stockholm and Copenhagen.

The region has some 9, 800 registered companies, most of which are small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies. However, there are also many large international groups and companies, such as IKEA, Electrolux, SAAB, VSM Group, Fläkt Woods, Stora Enso Packaging, Kinnarps, Smurfit Munksjö, ROL and ITAB based in Jönköping.

Leisure and sports facilities are available to suit every taste: four golf courses, a racket sports center, ice rinks,as well as sandy beaches in the city center, and nature trails and paths within easy distance.

Program Overview
Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is part of Jönköping University. JIBS has the largest study abroad program of any Swedish business school. Approximately 80 percent of its students study abroad at a partner university for at least one semester. Many students study abroad for two or even three semesters. In addition, JIBS has more courses in English than any other business school in the country. International students from around the world are integrated into the classrooms with Swedish students. The programs that it offers have a true international focus. JIBS could be a good destination not only for Business, but also Political Science, Economics and Law majors. Students can attend for one semester or full academic year.

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 2 recommendation letters from any OU professor:
  • Host University Application (including JLPT or J-CAT scores)
  • Residence Permit

Academic Overview
The language of instruction is English. JIBS offers courses in business, law, economics, foreign languages and political science. Courses can be viewed here.

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Jonkoping International Business School and their OU equivalents, click the following link:  Jonkoping International Business School - Course Equivalency Information.

Academic Calendar

First semester: August - January
Second semester: January - June

Exact dates are available here.

Accommodation is guaranteed for exchange students as long as they apply before the deadline.  The university does not own housing facilities itself, but rents apartments and rooms from the city and private housing companies. Foreign students apply for housing with the university system through the university's central administration services.  There is a housing coordinator who helps with this process.

Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees and insurance to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Jonkoping International Business School.

Use this Jonkoping Int'l Business School Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!

How do I apply?
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser listed at the top of this page to move on to Phase 2! 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
 NOTE: Dates are approximate and subject to change. Do not use these dates to purchase flights.
Fall 2014 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 08/14/2014 12/21/2014
 NOTE: Dates are approximate and subject to change. Do not use these dates to purchase flights.
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 09/26/2014 TBA TBA

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