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Umea University Education Short-term Exchange
Umea, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Education and Social Work
Short-term Type:
Short-term Duration:
5 weeks
Program Description:


Teaching and Learning within the Swedish School System

Location: Umea, Sweden 
Program dates: 15 January – 16 February 2018
Application deadline: 17 September
Duration: 4 weeks
Places available: 15

Sweden - Umea Universitet - ST  

Program Description
Umea University, Sweden offers undergraduate students from the Faculty of Education and Social Work the opportunity to take the course Teaching and Learning within the Swedish School System during the Australian summer break. The course consists of one week’s theory and information about the Swedish school system, three weeks of practical school-based experience and a final week of theory and seminars plus a final report. The group will consist of 30 students, mainly from Australia but also from Europe.
This program offers students from the University of Sydney an insight into the Swedish education system. Participation gives students the ability to discuss, analyse and compare different education systems, curricula and syllabi.
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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Education
Academic credits: Students will be enrolled into 2PE092 Education at the University of Sydney
General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits

To be nominated for this Education exchange program you must be passing your current University of Sydney course and be eligible to receive credit for the program towards your current course. Eligibility for academic credit will be assessed by your faculty after you have submitted and application.

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Useful Information 

Local Overview 
Northern Sweden's Largest City and Cultural Centre, Umeå is the largest urban community in Northern Sweden with over 121,000 inhabitants. It offers an abundance of shopping, first-class restaurants, excellent hotels, a rich cultural life and packed events calendar of a major city. Whether you prefer hiking in rugged, unspoilt countryside where reindeer and elk still roam freely, or feel more at home in the centre of one of Sweden's fastest growing cities with its fashionable shops and great places to eat and drink, Umeå will challenge you with its endless possibilities.
As the major hub and university city of northern Sweden, Umeå is a place where different worlds meet. Over half of the people who live here are from outside the region. More than 50 languages are spoken - with English widely used everywhere - and there is a thriving community of clubs and societies that represent people and cultures from across the globe.
The cost of housing is approximately SEK3600 per month (approx. AUD555). Plus a one-off service fee of SEK800 (approx. AUD125)

The housing with International Housing Office (IHO) includes:
- Private room of approximately 20 sqm;
- furniture (bed, desk, chair, bookcase, small table, armchair, drawers and wardrobe);
- internet (10MB/s, no download/upload limit, free support line);
- private bathroom (incl. toilet, sink, shower) (shower N/A for Gluntens väg);
- heating and water;
- local caretaker to take care of practical problems;
- laundry accessibility.


Tuition: As part of our Exchange Program, nominated students in this program will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. Exchange students will not pay tuition fees at Umea University.

If you are not receiving credit for this program you can complete it as a Study Abroad student. Study Abroad students pay tuition fees to the University of Umea for this program.

Other costs involved: flights, transport, accommodation and living expenses.
Sydney Abroad scholarships:  AUD$1,000  (merit-based, assessed after acceptance onto program)

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Before you apply
Review the course information from Umea University and ensure that you think this will fit within your degree requirements. You can review your degree requirements, electives, core units e.t.c in your course handbook. Ensure you refer to the handbook for the year you commenced your current course at the University of Sydney.

To be eligible to apply for this program you must be eligible to enrol into '2PE092 Education' at the University of Sydney.

After you submit your application
Applications will be assessed after the deadline. We will then liaise with your faculty to check if you are able to receive credit for this program. Once this is finalised the status of your application will be updated.