Study abroad at Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is based in the Swedish cities of Kalmar and Växjö, and offers a modern, high quality education. The University’s student life is characterized with many cultural and social activities and interesting programs to choose from.
Växjö has been declared ‘the greenest city in Europe’ and is surrounded by wonderful forests and lakes, while Kalmar is a charming town dating back to the Middle Ages, beautifully located by the Baltic Sea.
International students at Linnaeus University can study at both undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level. Linnaeus University does not own any housing themselves, but has agreements with local housing companies in order to arrange accommodation for some students.
Why study at Linnaeus University?
- Mentor program
International students are paired up with Swedish students to help them settle in
- International profile
partnered with universities in over 60 countries
Life as an international student
Linnaeus University has a strong international profile, with partner universities in more than 60 countries. Each year around 2,000 international students from across the globe go to Linnaeus to study.
The University operates a buddy program for international students to be paired with Swedish students; this is to help support students when moving to Linnaeus and giving them a source of information on life in Sweden.
The students’ union at Linnaeus University – Linnéstudenterna – works to ensure that all students receive the best possible education, but also supports a network of clubs and societies for students to join. Sports teams are also available for students to join.
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Fees and funding
Students with citizenship not within the EU / EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees.
The tuition fees at Linnaeus University are divided into categories. Course fees are determined on an annual basis but will apply to the whole period of study for which the student has been admitted.
Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the program 'Linnaeus University Scholarships'.
Scholarships are available for students who study master's programs as well as for students who are studying courses within the Summer Academy. It's possible to get up to 100 percent reduction of the tuition fees for a full program. Scholarships for students who study programs will not cover living costs or other costs. Scholarships for courses within the Summer Academy will, however, cover both tuition fee and living costs.
- Scholarships cover 75-100%
- 35 scholarships available / 10 from Swedish institute
- only for master's; based on academic merit
bachelor's students cannot apply for year 1 of studies, in year 2 75-100%
P G Vejdes väg, 351 95 Växjö, Sweden & Pedalstråket 11. 392. Kalmar, Sweden
Växjö is the "capital" of Kronoberg County in south-eastern Sweden. It has been declared ‘the greenest city in Europe’ and is surrounded by wonderful forests and lakes.
Visa requirements for Linnaeus University
Many international students will require a visa to study in Sweden, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.