Jonkoping University Pathway

Your Pathway to North Park University

Study English in Sweden. Earn Your Degree in Chicago.

The Pathway Program at Jönköping University (JU) is designed as a bridge for international students to earn their degree from North Park University in Chicago.

The process is easy. While applying to the JU Pathway, you’ll be considered for conditional acceptance to North Park University. Once enrolled in the Pathway program, you’ll develop your English and cultural proficiency at Jönköping University—and be prepared to complete your degree at North Park with confidence.

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A Swedish Tradition

At JU you will immerse in the English language and Swedish culture. You’ll continue to build on that experience as you earn your degree from a university in Chicago that traces its roots to Sweden. North Park has many Swedish students, is located in a historically Swedish neighborhood, and has many partnerships in Sweden.

A Multicultural Experience

While the Pathway program is rooted in Swedish tradition, you will also have many opportunities to engage with other cultures from the US and beyond. Both North Park and the JU Pathway enroll students from all over the world, so you’ll gain strong cross-cultural competencies and graduate as a unique and desirable member of the workforce.

Guaranteed Admission

Through a special partnership between Jönköping University and North Park University, students who are accepted into the JU Pathway and commit to completing their degree at North Park are guaranteed full admission to North Park upon successful completion of the Pathway program.

About North Park

North Park University is located on Chicago’s north side and enrolls 3,200 students from around the world. Learn and live as part of a welcoming and diverse community while enjoying access to the exceptional resources of a world-class city. At North Park you’ll share your talents, shape your skills, and prepare for your purpose.

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Our City

At North Park, we say “Chicago is our classroom,” because our city offers endless opportunities for gaining hands-on experience in your field, engaging with other cultures, and sparking your creativity with inspiring art, entertainment, and cuisine.

Our Campus

An oasis in the city, our campus features open greenspace and quiet walking paths. With a small community feel, and plenty of opportunities to get connected to other students, it’s the perfect retreat after a busy day in the city.

Our Heritage

Founded in 1891 by Swedish immigrants, North Park is rooted in a proud history that is reflected in our neighborhood. Enjoy an authentic Nordic meal at the nearby Tre Kronor restaurant or attend lectures, concerts, and exhibits sponsored by North Park’s own Center for Scandinavian Studies.

Apply Today

When applying for the NPU-Jönköping Pathway, you will be pre-assessed for eligibility for bachelor or master programs at North Park university. You will receive confirmation of eligibility for admission North Park conditional on the successful completion of the Pathway program.

When Can I Apply?

Application period: December 2, 2019–May 20, 2020

Start date: August 24, 2020
The principle for admission is first-come, first-served.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill in the online application form at (Please read full application instructions on the JU application page.)
  2. Upload Required documents (Please read full instructions regarding documents.)
    • English Proficiency: Scan of original high school diploma and transcript (which entitle the student to university studies in his/her home country).
    • A copy of your passport. EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a copy of a valid identity card which clearly states citizenship (in English or French) in place of a passport copy.

When your application and all enclosed documents have reached the JU Admissions Office, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.

Application Fee

All Swedish Universities charge a mandatory application fee of 900 SEK (approx. 100 Euro) to citizens outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Find more information regarding who is required to pay fees.

Apply to NPU-Jönköping Pathway

Applying to the NPU+JU Pathway program is the first step towards final admission at North Park University. Upon completion of your application to the pathway program, a North Park admissions counselor will reach out to you with more information regarding your conditional admission to North Park.

You may also review the admission requirements for North Park’s undergraduate program and graduate business programs. For questions regarding North Park’s admissions process, contact Michael Drake.

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