Study in Sweden!
Founded in 1971, Luleå University of Technology is one of 12 higher education institutions in Sweden with a fully developed research organization. Students benefit from excellent laboratory facilities, including the high power laser laboratory, electron microscopes, HIP and RBSN equipment, acoustic and robotics laboratories, deep-drilling equipment and heavy-load laboratories, and a mineral surface reaction laboratory. The main campus features a new library, student computer centers in all university buildings, a sports hall and a language laboratory. The school of music at the Piteå campus is housed in a new building equipped with three organ auditoriums, concert hall and state-of-the-art sound engineering labs. For sports and outdoor enthusiasts, Scandinavia's best class ski slopes are directly adjacent to the university campus.
Luleå University of Technology's main campus is located approximately three miles from downtown Luleå. The city center of Luleå is located on a peninsula where the Lule River flows into the Gulf of Bothnia. Founded in 1621, the city is the administrative center of Sweden's most northern province. It has a lively cultural life and is the home of nationally elite hockey and basketball teams.
ISEP Chance of Placement - Very Good
- Fall Semester: Late August to Late December
- Spring Semester: Mid January to Early June
Students on the Lulea program will stay at university arranged housing.
Students participating on the ISEP Exchange program option will pay the ISEP Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian and will not pay housing or meal costs to the Swedish university.
Paid to Appalachian State
The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
|ISEP Application Fee
|ISEP Placement Fee
||$1200 - $1800
||$100 - $400
||$1500 - $2200
|Books and Materials
||$200 - $400
||$250 - $400
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|US Based Health Insurance
|2Personal Travel and Spending
||$1000 - $2000
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Lulea offers courses taught in English across a range of disciplines. For more information please visit the ISEP Lulea webpage.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISEP program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to an ISEP program should complete the ISEP application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page