Exchange programme information

Here you find information specific to each type of student exchange that we offer to our university college within Erasmus+, Linnaeus-Palme and bilateral agreements in Japan and Colombia.

Please don't hesitate to write to the International office with any inquiries:

Nomination to Eramus+

Partner universities to the Swedish Red Cross University College may nominate nursing students for studies at the university college within the Erasmus+ programme.

Partner institutions that wish to nominate nursing students should fill in the following form:

Deadline for nominations for autumn semester is March 1st

Deadline for nominations for spring semester is September 1st.

Please make sure that you get a confirmation email from us that your nomination has been received.

What we offer nursing students

The minimum stay for Erasmus+ studies is 90 days. The following is included (total: 19,5 ECTS): 

  • 4 weeks of clinical placement primary health care
  • 4 weeks of clinical placement in emergency health care 
  • Global nursing, 5 weeks. For our students this is an elective course. We recommend this for incoming Erasmus students as it includes 2 weeks of field study (observational study) at a hospital.

We can also offer the following traineeship for incoming Erasmus+ students:

  • 1 week introduction to primary health care, 4 weeks of clinical practice in primary healthcare and 4 weeks of clinical practice in emergency health care.

Due to internal regulations, we are unfortunately not able to offer students clinical placements that are not part of the above mentioned courses.

The the Swedish Red Cross University College insurance coverage for incoming exchange students is limited to general liability insurance and accident insurance during study hours at the Swedish Red Cross University College. The student must arrange for her/his own insurance coverage, including: health, accident (outside study hours) and housing. Erasmus students will be asked to show these insurance coverages before arrival to the Swedish Red Cross University College.

Linnaeus-Palme students

Students enrolled at the Swedish Red Cross University College within the Linnaeus-Palme programme receive a grant which covers the flight cost from their home countries to Sweden and back, their visa, insurance, public transportation in Stockholm, accommodation, as well as daily expenses during their 12-week stay.

The sum of the grant varies between the different Linnaeus-Palme projects. The student will get a third of the funds for daily living expenses upon arrival from the international coordinator, the second part after four weeks and the last payment when four weeks of the studies remain.

Travel arrangements

Students coming to our university college within the Linnaeus-Palme exchange programme will receive flight tickets, an invitation letter for their visa applications and an insurance certificate per e-mail or through the dean or international coordinator at their home institution.

Japan and Colombia - Global nursing

Students from the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing in Tokyo, Japan, as well as students from Universidad del Magdalena in Santa Marta, Colombia, can come to Sweden for five weeks to join the course Global nursing (7.5 ECTS) at the Swedish Red Cross University College. During this period they will conduct field study in a health environment, for example at a hospital.

Students from both partner universities travel to the Swedish Red Cross University College through a bilateral agreement and nominations and applications of the students are done directly to the Swedish Red Cross University College International office at