The purpose of this guide is to provide you with a general overview of the courses that are offered to you during your exchange period at Konstfack and Textiles. Please keep in mind that this is not a course syllabi. Syllabuses are available on our website, and you can ask for  more detailed course descriptions from our administrative officers at the department.

Undergraduate courses are held in Swedish. Some courses can be offered in a combination of both Swedish and English. The theory classes, including reading material, are in Swedish and therefore the exchange students are exempted from these courses. Exchange students with sufficient knowledge of Swedish are welcome to take any suitable courses offered in our undergraduate programs, including the theory courses, provided that they meet the requirements of the course. However, we strongly recommend that you, when you piece togheter your schedule and courses, e-mail the teacher in charge of that specific course and ask if it is possible to undertake the selected course. This will free up time for the teacher to prepare materials in English and devote individual time for you. If you wish to get in touch with a certain teacher our administrative officers and education coordinators will be of assistance to you.

Course information; selections and procedures
When you are admitted to Konstfack´s exchange program at Textiles you will be placed in the 3rd year of the Undergraduate/Bachelor program, but due to language barriers you will be offered to take courses in the 1st and/or 2nd year or work on your own project. In the course catalogue below you can see the course ranges for each year. You will also be assigned a tutor with whom you create a study plan for your semester here at Konstfack and Textiles.

Please note that admission as an exchange student to the undergraduate/bachelor program does not mean that all courses offered at Konstfack are available to you. If you apply for courses with specific prerequisites it is also very important that you fulfill these. Due to the language barriers we strongly advise you to contact each responsible lecturer to see if it is possible to attend the course. Our administrative officers at the department can provide you with contact information.

It is possible to combine courses from different grade levels provided that you fulfill the prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake and that the responsible teacher agrees that you attend the course, especially if it is in Swedish. The most common is to take courses that are offered in year 2 and 3, except the theory classes. You will be taking one course at a time.

Academic year and semesters
The academic year at Konstfack University is divided in two semesters: autumn and spring. The autumn semester usually starts in the first week of September and extends to the middle of January. The spring semester then continues until the first week of June. It is very common that the semesters differs internationally. Some students need to be back at theri home university before the end of our semesters and therefore it may be of importance for you to know that January, at Textiles, usually is an assessment period and, depending on your study plan, we can often work on finding and individual solution for your assessment. Once you have been admitted and arrived to Konstfack we advise you to make an appointment with the administrative officer or your tutor at Textiles and go through the details of your stay here.

Studies at Konstfack are full time and are performed one course at a time with an examination at the end of each individual course. The courses can be anything from 1 to 7 weeks long. One week of full-time studies corresponds to 1,5 credits (or ECTS). One semester of full-time studies is equal to 30 credits (or ECTS). The grades are Pass (G or Godkänt) or Fail (U or Underkänt).

It is not possible to extend your exchange period outside the exchange program agreements.

Contact information:

On courses for exchange students:

Administrative officer
Ayda Lund
Protected address
+46 8 450 42 80 

On general questions about international exchange (application, admission, insurance etc):
Protected address
-> International Exchange

Updated: 27 March 2014
Author: Ayda Lund