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  • Locations: Västerås, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 08/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2019 06/01/2019
NOTE: **Estimated Start and End Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Engineering Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Program Type: Reciprocal Student Exchange
Program Description:
Sweden Malardalen

Program Description:

The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) exchange program with Malardalen University in Sweden provides an opportunity for UCF Engineering students to experience and be able to compare engineering education and professional practice in Sweden versus the USA. Malardalen University was founded in 1977 and is composed of two campuses: one in Vasteras and the other in Eskilstunam. Education is structured in 4 interdisciplinary schools, one of which is the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. The school combines the disciplinary areas of Theatre, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Information Design as well as Product- and Process Development, Network Technology, Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science and Electronics. It focus is raising students skills for developing new products and services that will benefit local industries and society. Research within the school also has an interdisciplinary structure and focuses on areas such as embedded software systems, applied research on mobile and wireless sensors with applications on healthcare and industrial systems and product development.

Malardalen University is about 100 km west of Stockholm and has access by air or rail.

Minimum Requirements:
  • UCF GPA: 2.75 cumulative
  • Must be an engineering major with completed prerequisite courses      
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
  • Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
To start:
 Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form
You will receive an automated email to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
The course database is a collection of previously reviewed courses for UCF equivalency.  The applicability to a specific degree program varies by department and are subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at exchange universities. 
Program Contact:   

Maureen Waked, Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ENG 1, room 107
Don’t forget to check out the International Engineering Minor:
Application Process:

To apply to this program, complete the online application. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program furthers them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

All applications will be reviewed by the College and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit between the available course options and the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or and veteran status.

Selected participants must meet with the Program Coordinator for advise on course options and discussion of the academic aspects of the program, including how the courses may apply to their program of study.

Additional Information: 

Malardalen Website
Exchange Student Information
Participant Guide

To apply for a passport, click here
Country Specific Information
Currency Converter
Visa Information
IIE: A Student a Guide to Study Abroad 

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