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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Jönköping International Business School

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
JU Homepage
JIBS Homepage
JIBS Incoming Exchange Student Information
JIBS Exchange Student Brochure
JIBS Course Listing
JIBS Grading System
 JU Academic Calendar
JU Fact Sheet
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
JIBS Academic Calendar
JIBS Photos and Videos
JU Accommodations
JU Apartments
JU Dorms
JU FAQs and Other Information
JU Facebook Page
Sweden Travel Guide
Currency Converter

Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Jonkoping, Sweden

About 

Founded in 1977, Jonkoping University (JU) has a student population of about 10,000. It is considered one of the best universities in Sweden that specializes in internationally based education. The Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) has been a pioneer in establishing one of the most internationalized business schools in all of Europe. JIBS has a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, with many students taking initiative to create their own startup companies while still at the university, and teaching students with the international business environment in mind.
 
Located on Sweden’s second largest lake, Vattern Lake, Jonkoping is in the heart of southern Sweden. If you are one to enjoy the outdoors and its natural beauty, Sweden is the place for you. Anything from hiking, camping, cycling, skiing, boating and fishing are all open to you while on your exchange program at Jonkoping University. With the university being in the heart of the city, it is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shopping, and water front views.

Eligibility
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
  • Academic year (August to June)
Courses

Since Jonkoping International Business School is internationally based, numerous courses are offered in English that fit the needs of any business student. JIBS has courses offered in English that range anywhere from retailing to international trade analysis. Jonkoping University functions on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On this system, 30 credits are equivalent to a full course load with each course being 7.5 credits each.

Housing

All incoming exchange students are guaranteed accommodations located around campus arranged by the university.  Students have the option of an apartment or dorm. Within your housing, certain aspects are included such as electricity, internet and water as well as furniture and some kitchen appliances. Students will need to arrange their own linens and towels. Cost of living is estimated to be around 7500 SEK per month which is a little over $1,000. This includes living costs, food, housing, transportation, books and any other daily expenses.
 
Cost
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Jonkoping
Accommodations $2,500
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,000
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $800
Personal Spending $800+
Total Estimated Cost $12,400+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student