The Linnaeus-Palme exchange programme aims to promote long-term mutual collaboration between universities in Sweden and in developing countries, which will in turn enhance the quality of education as more perspectives and new knowledge are added or replaced. The ultimate aim of Linnaeus-Palme is to raise the quality of higher education by integrating global perspectives in learning. The programme is administered by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) and funded by Sida.

Linnaeus-Palme provides teachers and students in first- and second-cycle courses and programmes opportunities for exchange experiences. Students who would like to participate in the Linnaeus-Palme programme should turn to their department, as the departments select which students may go on an exchange.

The two parts of the programme

As the name suggests, the program consists of two parts - Linnaeus and Palme. The first part, Linnaeus, represents Swedish teachers and students while Palme stands for teachers and students in the partner countries.

Possible activities

The program includes:

  • student exchanges
  • teacher exchanges (incl. language studies)
  • Visa trips
  • evaluation trips

Students participating in exchanges must be enrolled at undergraduate or advanced level at one of the participating departments.

Project period

A project between two departments can be granted funds for a total of eight years, but you applications are made for one year at a time.

Funding

The programme is a complement to other international collaborations and exchange programmes at the university and does not provide comprehensive funding. Self-financing is required from participating institutions, for example, for the teachers' payroll costs, but also for indirect costs. Funds are awarded in the form of flat-rate.

Scholarships

Linnaeus student: The grant is SEK 20 000 kronor for ten weeks. Thereafter, the grant increases by SEK 850 per week. The maximum grant for a student exchange is 28 500 kronor for twenty weeks of study.

Palme student: The grant is SEK 40 000 for ten weeks. Thereafter, the grant increases by SEK 2000 per week. The maximum grant for a student exchange is SEK 60 000 for twenty weeks of study.

Linnaeus teacher: The grant is SEK 21 000 for three weeks. Thereafter, the grant increases by SEK 2000 per week. The maximum grant is SEK 31 000 for eight weeks of exchange.

Palme teacher: The grant is SEK 31 500 for three weeks. Thereafter, the grant increases by SEK 5000 per week. The maximum grant is SEK 56 500 for eight weeks of exchange.

The application

It is the department at Stockholm University that prepares the project application and is operationally responsible for the cooperation. Each project application is assessed separately and it is not possible to refer to a previous application.

The application for funding consists of the department's project application and a framework application, which must be approved and signed by the vice-chancellor. The department completes its project application at Universitets- och högskolerådet's database and sends the application overview to the Student Services who is responsible for the framework application. When the framework application has been signed by the vice-chancellor a copy of it shall be  attached to the project application.

Call for applications 2018

The call for application opens February 7, 2018. The last day to send the application overview to the Student Services is March 7, 2018. Deadline for submitting the project application, including copy of the framework application is March 21, 2018 at 12:00.

More information about the application can be found at Universitets- och högskolerådet website.

Reporting granted projects

Reporting is done by the department in the same database as the application was made.

Partner countries

Possible partner countries can be found here.

Contact seminars

Universitets- och högskolerådet regularly organises contact seminars. The seminars enable universities to come into contact with non-European universities in order to establish future collaborations. Upcoming seminars are advertised on www.utbyten.se.

Additional information

Extra funding is available for increased costs in connection to a participant's disability. More information about the application can be found here.

In addition to Linnaeus-Palme partnership, it is possible to apply for funding for planning the project. Here you can find more information about the opportunity.

Questions?

Contact Maria Högemark at the Student Services.