Nomination and Application deadlines

AUTUMN semester:

  • Nomination deadline: 20 April
  • Application deadline: 25 April

SPRING semester:

  • Nomination deadline: 10 Oct
  • Application deadline: 15 Oct

JU is always happy to welcome students from one of our valued Partner Universities to study with us for one or two semesters. Below you will find information about the application process as well as the pre-requisites for exchange studies.

The exchange programme is open to students coming from one of JU's partner universities.

1. Students are nominated online by their home university to one of the four schools here at JU. JU sends the nomination link to the partner universities once the application period is open (around February and September).

2. Once the nomination is approved, the student will receive a link and information to complete the application online. For students that need to apply for a study permit or visa, it is important to complete the application as soon as possible to start the application process for the study permit.

During the application, students will need to do the following:

  • Upload passport copy and transcript of records from home university, digital copies are accepted. (The transcript of records is an official document issued by your home university, which includes courses and grades of previous and current higher education study).
  • Choose the courses from the school that you have been nomination to, to study during your exchange semester.
  • Send in a signed JU course confirmation, confirming your choice of courses by your home university.
  • It is important to complete the application before the relevant deadline.
  • Once you have sent in the application, it can take a few weeks to be processed and you will then be able to download a Letter of Acceptance.

Contact us via the links below or visit us during the drop in online or at Service Center on campus


Open hours during Summer holidays:

We will be available via the Case system all summer, but as there are limited staff working during the summer, an answer may take longer than normal.

Drop-in will open again on Thursday 15 August, online drop-in at 11.30 - 12.30.

Introduction week for all new exchange students starts on 19 August. More information about the intro week schedule can be found here: External link, opens in new window.

Weekly Drop-in (closed until 15 August)

At Service Center : Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:30

Drop-in online: Thursdays, 11.30-12.30

Send us a case

Outgoing Students: Choose "Outgoing Exchange"

Incoming Students: Choose "Incoming Exchange"

  • In general, students need to choose courses from the school that they are nominated to. You can find the courses at each school here.
  • There is always a risk that courses that are planned, need to be cancelled for different reasons, or that there are schedule clashes between courses, so it is important that students have alternative courses if need be.
  • A full-time study load at JU is 30 credits. More information about how to choose the courses will be given to students when they apply.
  • Master level students may select both bachelor and master level courses. Bachelor level students may only select courses in the Bachelor level.
  • All students must fulfill the pre-requisites for each chosen course. When signing the JU Course Confirmation the home university certifies that the student meets the requirements for each chosen course.
  • Bachelor-level students: At least one year of completed university studies (60 credits) within the relevant field of education.
  • Master-level students: Students are required to have the equivalency of a bachelor degree of at least three years (180 credits) witin the relevant field of education.

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.

Although language test scores are not formally required, all students are expected to meet the university's minimum English requirements and students must receive a signature from a representative of their home university guaranteeing their fluency in English.

Students without the adequate level of English run the risk of failing the course.

Read more about language requirements here.

The grading scales can differ between the schools at JU. More information can be found here.

You can find the level of the courses in the course syllabi:
Undergraduate (Basic level/First Cycle)



Former level system


First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements

A - level


First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle courses as entry requirements

A + B - levels


First cycle, contains specially designed degree project of Higher Education Diploma.

B - level


First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle courses as entry requirements

C - level


First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle courses as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Degree thesis


Master (Second cycle)

New levels/ Specialised in:


Former level system


Second cycle, has only first cycle course(s) as entry requirements.(Bachelor degree)

D – level, Pre-requisite: Bachelor degree


Second cycle, has second-cycle course (s) as entry requirements

D – level, Pre-requisite: A1N


Second-cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)

D – level, Thesis 15 ECTS


Second-cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)

D – level, Thesis 30 ECTS

Academic calendar

For more information about our Academic Calendar at JU, please check: Academic Calendar.

***For exchange students during the autumn semester, many courses finish before Christmas. Please make sure to check your dates before organising your trip home.***

JU is improving the way we deliver the official Transcript of Records to you. After the completed exchange semester, students will receive an e-mail with a link to their digital original transcript that they will be able to download and share with their home university and any other institution required. The digital transcript will include a verification link that can be used to authenticate the transcript.


There are many benefits of this new process including online verification and quicker processing times. If the home university requires an original transcript of records to be sent via e-mail or post, please contact at the end of the exchange semester to request a copy.