International exchange for employees
If you are a KI employee or employed elsewhere but teaching KI students in Sweden you have the opportunity to apply for grants for teaching or training abroad. KI cooperates with and has agreements with a large number of foreign Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Take the opportunity to participate in our exchange programmes for competence and personal development!
Which exchange programmes are available at KI?
- Erasmus - cooperation within Europe
- Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window - another EU programme, intended to promote cooperation between HEIs in Europe and low and middle income countries
- Linnaeus-Palme - cooperation with HEIs outside the OECD area
- Nordplus - cooperation with HEIs within the Nordic countries
What do I have to do?
Below you will find instructions for the process if you want to teach abroad. Administrative staff who wishes to participate in exchanges in Europe within the Erasmus programme. Read more about conditions and registration at the link "Erasmus".
- Contact the international committee at your study programme to discuss suitable exchange possibilities
- Get your exchange approved by your head of department (prefekt) or equivalent
- Contact the HEI where you wish to go to plan your stay
- Register your exchange at the link to the left
- Read up on the respective exchange programme at the links to the left and check the routines applicable to your programme
- Upon arrival back in Sweden, file a travel expense report ("reseräkning") at your home department
- Write a travel report according to instructions on the left
All exchange programmes have in common that you, depending on the programme, receive grants up to a certain amount in connection with your stay abroad. The amounts differ between the exchange programmes. Your department is excpected to cover your salary.
Regardless whether you teach or participate in staff training abroad, you are responsible for the whole process of planning and executing your trip, such as contacts with the host, and booking of tickets and housing. Remember to contact the embassy of the country in question to find out if you need a visa.
For information about the insurance you are covered by and contact information to the travel agent used by KI, see:
Please note that you are subject to these rules and benefits even if you are not employed by KI, but travelling on KIs behalf.