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Exchange studies in Africa

Change perspectives and spend a semester at a partner university in Africa. Africa is a huge and multicultural continent, with over 2000 languages, big differences between modern cities and rural areas, and enormous natural resources.

Higher Education in Africa

The higher education systems vary greatly across African countries and universities. Click on each respective university further down on this page for more detailed information.

Language Skills

Students need strong English skills to be able to study at African partner universities. See under each respective university for more information about required language tests, if any.


Information about scholarships for studies abroad is available here.

GU-wide exchange spots

In the following countries, the University of Gothenburg has agreements at central level, which means that most of the university's students can apply for exchange spots there. However, this does not apply to all students, and the possibility of going on central, GU-wide agreements differs between the different faculties. You need to check what applies at your faculty, and that the institution offers courses in your subject area.

Note that the number of exchange spots to the African partner universities varies from year to year and depends on how many students from each partner university choose to come to GU. Some years we are not able to offer any places at all to the African partner universities. Before each application round, we publish the universities that can be applied for below. Check carefully that the universities you want to apply to are listed here before submitting your exchange application.


For questions about GU-wide exchange spots, please contact International Centre.

Exchange spots at your faculty and department

Below you can see if there are exchange agreements between your department/faculty and other universities in Africa. If the tab is empty, there are no agreements in your subject area.


For questions about exchange spots within your study field, please contact the international coordinator at your faculty or department.