Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is the most international business school in Sweden with the largest study abroad program of any Swedish business school. In some programs, 85 percent of our students study abroad at one of our partner universities for at least one semester. Many students study abroad for two or even three semesters.
JIBS has the most active and largest business/economics program in Sweden in terms of exchange. The international students studying at JIBS are totally integrated with the Swedish students, taking courses together delivered in English as well as sharing apartments in the student accommodation.
JIBS and Jönköping University
JIBS is a leading business school in Scandinavia with a special focus on entrepreneurship and business renewal within a genuinely international environment. The school is loacted in the city of Jönköping, a prominent transport, logistics and communications hub and center for exhibitions and trade fairs. The courses offered are delivered in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth (CISEG), the Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS) and the Center for Family Enterprises and Ownership (CeFEO). To find more about JIBS please visit www.jibs.se
Jönköping University (JU) is one of the three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. JU operates on the basis of an agreement with the Swedish Government and conforms to national degree regulations and quality requirements. It is characterized by internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with the surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering, and school of Health Sciences.
Jönköping is a fast-growing city with a population of 129,000 and is the centre of a region with some 380,000 inhabitants. It is located in a county characterized by its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. The city is easily accessible and there are excellent links between Jönköping and the major cities in Sweden, as well as a good connection to the rest of the continent.
In Jönköping you will find most things around the corner. In the city centre there are shops, cafes, and restaurants. By bus or bicycle you can easily get to the area's largest shopping centre. Just a short walk from campus you will find the long sandy beaches of Lake Vattern. There is a wide range of leisure and sports facilities and the great outdoors is within easy reach, offering forests, mountains, and lakes. Jönköping also has a wide variety of cultural venus: theatres, museums, cinemas, and concert halls.
Swedish companies have always been dependent on making international contracts and finding new ways to interact with the world. Many businesses in the Jönköping area work in a global context. They are very interested in building relationships with international students as the students can provide them with invaluable knowledge of - and connection with - the corporate world of their native countries.
Academic Programs in English
All courses are taught in English. Click here to search the course catalogue.
The general prerequisites for all exchange students are the following:
1.One year of completed university studies within business administration, economics, informatics, law, or political science for bachelor level students.
2.The equivalency of a bachelor degree of at least 3 years (180 ECTS credits) in length for master level students.
3.Fluency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of at least 575 with at least 4,5 in ”Written test (TWE)” (paper based), 213 with at least 4,0 in ”Essay Rating” (computer-based) or 90 with at least 20 in ”Written test (TWE) (internet based). IELTS: with an overall band score of 6.5 and no part under 5.5.
The language of study is English. The home institution is responsible for insuring the fluency in English of the students. Students without the adequate level of English run the risk of failing the courses.
All new international students are guaranteed accommodation, provided that they apply for accommodation correctly and announce their arrival in time.
Please note that you also have to announce your arrival to complete your accommodation application.
Exchange students apply to study at JIBS through their home university. Once selected by their home university, they are required to apply to JIBS on-line.
Applications are due at JIBS by May 1 for students wishing to begin studies in August (autumn/fall semester) and by November 1 for students wishing to begin studies in January (spring semester). The application documents must reach JIBS by these deadlines.
Exchange students are required to apply to JIBS online. The home university should nominate the students before the application deadlines, by providing the JIBS' international office with the following:
- Complete names of the students who will participate in the exchange program
- The Period of Studies (Autumn or Spring or Full Year).
- Level of Studies (either Bachelor or Master).
The coordinator at the home university will then be provided with the usernames and passwords for their students. The students are then required to fill out all the information requested in the application online such as personal information, choice of courses, and so forth. The students must print out the confirmation of choice of courses, have it signed by the coordinator at their home university, and then mail it to the JIBS international coordinator together with the transcript of academic records before the application deadline. These documents must reach JIBS by the application deadline. JIBS will mail the students' letters of acceptance as soon as we receive the documents mentioned above.
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