What is Pathway Programme?

Pathway programmes are preparatory courses designed to help international students meet the requirements needed to enter a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at universities.

To study at some universities, students are required to have a certain level of proficiency in the English language, mathematics, or a High School diploma + one year of university studies. On Pathway, students can complete the degree requirements, develop academic language, and improve their social skills. They also get the experience of living in Sweden, familiarizing themselves with the local culture and meeting people from all over the world.

The programme helps you adjust to the challenges of living and studying abroad. You will be supported at every step so you can focus on achieving your certificate. In other words, Pathway helps you to keep your future focus!


Dedicated Partner to Jönköping University Enterprise

Since 2018,  JUE has a collaboration agreement with BI Norwegian Business School (BI), Oslo, Norway, regarding Pathway Programmes.

Pathway Programme and BI Norwegian Business School

If you meet some of the academic requirements for a degree programme at Jönköping University but lack the required level in other areas such as English, High School Mathematics, you may apply to one of our Pathway Programmes. We will provide you with the necessary skills for your academic journey and enable you to reach your full academic and social potential while in Sweden. In addition, the Pathway Programmes provide study skills and knowledge of the Swedish environment – for you to meet the expectations of university studies in Sweden.

 

Learning is based on a combination of activities such as lecture-based input, seminars, study visits, projects, and guidance. Dedicated teachers, small student groups and a supportive learning environment with continuous feedback will provide you with an excellent framework to succeed in your studies. In addition to the formal courses, you are expected to engage in self-studies for 20 hours per week.

After completing one of the Pathway Programmes offered by Jönköping University Enterprise (JUE), students have a guaranteed entry to bachelor's or master's courses at Jönköping University.


Pathway Certificate is also recognized and accepted in all Swedish Universities. Pathway Certificate functions as a language level certificate corresponding to IELTS 6.5, the same level as the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. However, the admission process does not necessarily guarantee students' entry. Other eligibility requirements may have to be met to be admitted.


In collaboration with BI Norwegian Business School (BI), Jönköping University and JUE have created a joint Pathway Program that gives direct entry to Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Data Science for a Business degree at BI. For more information about their bachelor programmes, please visit: https://www.bi.edu/programmes-and-individual-courses/bachelor-programmes/ External link, opens in new window.


In collaboration with North Park University, Chicago, United States of America, Jönköping University and JUE have created a joint Pathway Program for international students to give conditional acceptance for their bachelor and master’s degrees programmes. For more information, please visit: https://www.northpark.edu/

There are 4 different tracks that students can choose from. The choice will depend on the English Proficiency level, the pace of study and elective courses preferences. All the courses give students University credits that can be transferred to their degree program.

 

Students with conditional eligibility at BI Norwegian Business School can choose from two Pathway Programme: Pathway General Year and Pathway Year English. The choice is based on the language level proficiency.

Name

Requirements
(IELTS or equivalent)

Length

Application period

Start date

Pathway Year English

IELTS 5.0 (no sect below 4.5)

35 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

29 August, 2022

Pathway Year General

IELTS 5.5 (no sect. below 5.0)

38 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

29 August, 2022

Pathway Semester English (Autumn)

IELTS 5.5 (no sect. below 5.0)

16 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

29 August, 2022

Pathway Semester English (Spring)

IELTS 5.5 (no sect. below 5.0)

16 weeks

15 August 2021-
31 October 2021

17 January, 2022

Pathway Summer

IELTS 6.0 (no sect below 5.5)

4 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
1 April, 2022

18 July, 2022

Pathway General Track
+ BI Norwegian Business School

IELTS 5.5 (no sect. below 5.0)

38 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

August 29, 2022

Pathway Year English Track
+ BI Norwegian Business School

IELTS 5.0 (no sect below 4.5)

35 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

August 29, 2022

Pathway General Track + North Park University

IELTS 5.5 (no sect below 5.0)

38 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

August 29, 2022

Pathway Year English Track + North Park University

IELTS 5.0 (no sect below 4.5)

35 weeks

2 December, 2021 -
2 May, 2022

August 29, 2022

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JU Scholarship for Pathway Year

A limited number of JU Scholarships are offered on the basis of academic merit, with an emphasis on academic excellence. Students may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the tuition fee for the Pathway Year programme (either Pathway Year English or Pathway Year General). Read more about the JU Scholarship and apply for a scholarship here after placing your Pathway Year application.

 

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Why Choose JU? 

It is a big decision to study abroad and it's only natural that students and parents want to be as well informed as possible before making the decision.

  1. Read more about Jönköping University and studying in Sweden.

Contact

Johan Palsgård, Managing Director
Josipa Morén, Operations Manager and Head of Education

Pathway Programmes