Sweden

The midnight sun, the snowbound winters, meatballs, herring, Vikings and Volvos, ABBA and the Hives - whatever your pre-existing notions about Sweden may be, a visit to this multifaceted country is bound to both confirm and confound them. Though you’re unlikely to be greeted at the shore by throngs of mead-swilling berserkers in longships, evidence of the Vikings and their pillaging days is easy to find.

Going on Student exchange has introduced me to people from all over the world. In the five months I have been here I have made some good friends whom I feel I will remain in-contact with long after my exchange program finishes. It has also opened my eyes to the possibilities of different career paths and occupations overseas rather than what is just offered in my own country.

Charles Drinan – Year program to Sweden

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The Give Back Exchange Fund

$1,000,000 in student exchange grants are available to nominated school students

Schools can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund

The Give Back Exchange Fund has been created with a desire to give back to the community and provide more opportunities for high school students to experience both sides of the exchange program, from living life abroad to welcoming an overseas student into their home.

The final deadlines for applications are listed below. There are a limited number of grants available, so don't leave asking your school for a nomination until the last minute.

  • 1st September 2019 for January 2020 departures
  • 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures

Click here to find out more information and to download a nomination form.

Next available departures for Sweden

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length2 months DepartureNov 2019 FeeAU $7550 Application deadline08/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length5 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline10/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length10 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline10/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length4 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline10/04/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length10 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline10/04/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $7950 Application deadline14/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $7550 Application deadline08/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length5 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline10/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
Length10 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline10/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020

Important Program Information

Please note that

  • Optional Program Extras are available. These include sightseeing trips. Please contact our office for further information.
  • Arrival orientation held in Copenhagen at an additional cost for January and August arrivals. 
  • Included  - Local orientation with the Coordinator after arrival into exchange location.

Age Eligibility

To be eligible for an exchange to Sweden you must be aged as detailed below.

  • For August arrival: students must be 16-18 years old in the calendar year of commencement and if they turn 19 on the calendar year of arrival they are too old for our program. 
  • For January arrival: students must be 17-19 years old in the calendar year of commencement and if they turn 20 on the calendar year of arrival they are too old.