The UCF College of Sciences student exchange at MALMO University in Sweden is designed to expose UCF students to professional and academic practices outside of the US. In addition, participants in this exchange are expected to develop skills to adapt to a different academic and geographical environment. MALMO University was established in 1998 and provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines, is internationally oriented, works actively with business partners, public institutions and the government.
Sweden’s educational model differs considerably from that found in many parts of the world. Students are made responsible for their own development, on all levels of learning . In addition, the open and interactive teaching environment at Malmo University encourages critical thinking, discussions and questions in lectures and seminars.
Malmo is the third largest city in Sweden with just over 300,000 inhabitants. Malmo is a natural hub for people and cultures from worldwide. The city’s inhabitants come from 170 countries and speak some 150 languages. The diversity is one of Malmo’s key assets and creates the basis for a rich cultural life.
- GPA: 3.0 Cumulative
- 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
- Successfully completed POS 3703, Scope and Methods of Political Science
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Nicholas Schenk, Department of Political Science
You can apply online for this program. 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 would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.
Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.
All applications will be reviewed by the Political Science Department 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 with 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 and/or veteran status.