Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Jönköping, Sweden - Jönköping University

Global Exchange Program

Program Overview

Loyola's reciprocal exchange program in Jönköping, Sweden offers a study abroad opportunity for students who are looking for a highly independent experience. Loyola students on this program will be expected to have the same responsibilities as local students and will need to make a number of arrangements on their own or directly with the partner university. Loyola's Office for International Programs will offer assistance whenever possible.

To see a glimpse of the city of Jönköping, view this video time-lapse here.

University Affiliation

Loyola University Chicago students have the unique opportunity of studying at Jönköping University, one of the leading business schools in Sweden. Jönköping University is characterized by internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with its surrounding society. The University has around 10,000 students, of which 1,500 are international students. Jönköping University is one of the top universities in international student exchange. The Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is the first and, so far, only institution in Sweden to be awarded the quality accreditation by AACSB. In March this year, JIBS received the EQUIS accreditation, which means that JIBS places itself among the top 0.1% business schools in the world, and as the only double accredited by EQUIS and AACSB business school in Sweden.

University Website

Academic Calendar

  • Spring: Early January – Early June
  • Fall: Mid-August – Mid-December

The City of Jönköping, Sweden

Jönköping, Sweden has a population of 130,000 and a beautiful city center with cafés, restaurants, shopping, concert venues and waterfront views. The university campus is located right in the heart of the city, with anything you might need at comfortable walking distance. Jönköping is one of Sweden's ten largest cities and is also situated at the juncture of three sprawling lakes. Jönköping is situated at the southern end of Sweden's second largest lake, Vättern, in the province of Småland. The beaches of Lake Vättern are a short walk from campus. There is a wide range of leisure and sports facilities nearby as well as forests, mountains and lakes within reach. Major cities in Sweden are easily accessible and there is good connection to the continent.

Academics and Curriculum Type

You may choose from a variety of courses in the Jönköping International Business School and School of Education and Communication. Full-time credit load for LUC students at JIBS is 30 ECTS credits (equivalent to 15 LUC credits) per semester.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in order to apply.

About 60 courses are available to LUC students in the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Media and Communications

PLEASE NOTE: Students who study abroad on Global Exchange programs should prepare for a highly independent and immersive experience. You will take courses with host university faculty and be held to the same academic policies and standards as local students. Academic support will vary across programs and often differs from the support you receive at Loyola. While the coursework and support may be different than what you are used to in the U.S., the grades you receive abroad will still factor into your LUC GPA.  Check out our policies page for more information on academics.


You can live in dormitory or apartment style housing. Most international students live in the dormitory style house. Living in a dorm is usually very popular as you get to know your housemates well. Here is a link to the Jönköping housing website and apartment/dormitory options.

  • All students are guaranteed housing.
  • Accommodation is a separate cost from tuition. Most landlords require students to pay rent for the whole semester in one installment during the first weeks after arrival.

Program Costs

  • Participants in this exchange program will pay Loyola tuition.
  • Rent can be in the range of 2,500 to 4,500 SEK ($305.00 - $550.00) per month depending on location, size, furniture, etc. The rent usually includes furniture, electricity, heating, and water. The rent must be paid in advance each month.
  • Loyola (OIP) Fee— $100
  • CISI Insurance- $300 per semester, $600 per year

Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loans, IL Monetary Award Program Grant (MAP), Loyola University Chicago Grants and Scholarships, Alternative Loans can all be applied to your study abroad tuition.

Application Process

  1. Submit the LUC online application.
  2. Once your LUC application has been submitted and approved, the Office for International Programs will share your information with Jönköping. They will generate a username and password for you, at which point you will be expected to complete the Jönköping University application.
  • LUC Deadlines:
    • April 1 – Fall semester
    • October 15– Spring semester


If you have questions about Jönköping University's Exchange Program, contact Annie Reagan, Loyola Study Abroad Advisor.