This is Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located. More facts about Linnaeus University:
- Founded 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University
- Located in Kalmar and Växjö
- 44,000 enrolled students
- 2,000 enrolled international students
- 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of number of students
- 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries
- 100 degree programmes on first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English
- 80 degree programmes on second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English
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Where can I learn more about studying in Sweden?
More information about studying in Sweden can be found at Study in Sweden.
What programmes and courses do Linnaeus University offer?
Linnaeus University offer a broad range of programmes and courses. Find all programmes and courses.
How do I apply?
All applications for university studies in Sweden are done through Universityadmissions. If you have specific questions regarding application and admission you can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org. Some general information about application and admission can also be found at Lnu.se/en/application
How much are the tuition fees?
Tuition fees at Linnaeus University vary between 85 000 SEK/year to 260 000 SEK/year depending on what you want to study. More information about tuition fees can be found at Lnu.se/en/tuition-fees
Are there any scholarships?
Yes, Linnaeus University offer scholarships covering up to 75 percentage of tuition fees. Information about scholarships can be found at Lnu.se/en/scholarships
Do you provide me with accommodation?
Yes, for all tuition fee paying students we provide accommodation as long as you follow the deadlines regarding application for accommodation. More information about accommodation can be found at Lnu.se/en/accommodation
How can I apply for PhD?
You can find information about PhD studies on Lnu.se/en/phd-studies
Thinking about studying at Linnaeus University? We have gathered all information you need in one place at our inspirational portal Lnu.se/study. There you can find information about Linnaeus University, studies and student life.
What do our former students think?
According to the latest alumni survey, most are pleased with the programme the studied at Linnaeus University. The survey also shows that:
- Within 3 months after graduating, 78% have a job that requires higher education.
- Our alumni think that the programme they studied has provided them with a good basis in working life as well as in personal life!
Kalmar and Växjö
Linnaeus University is located in two cities in the south-east part of Sweden - Kalmar and Växjö. Both cities are located in the region Småland, a county where the sea and nature always is nearby.
Kalmar - The student city by the sea
The city of Kalmar is located on the coast, something that Linnaeus University recently took advantage of by building new university buildings right by the harbour and gathered the University at one place. As the harbour is in the city centre of Kalmar, students can go about their daily business downtown and fill the city with the buzz of activities. Kalmar has roughly 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages - something that will not go unnoticed when having the old Kalmar Castle just a few hundred meters away from campus. The city has been voted as "Sweden's Summer town", perhaps thanks to the many days of sun, the beaches spotted out around town and the events and concerts.
Växjö - A living campus
Everything on campus in Växjö is within five minutes' walking distance - student accommodation, classrooms, the library, restaurants and pubs, lakes and leisure facilities. Campus is full of life and energy and is a natural meeting place for all students and interests. Växjö has about 90,000 inhabitants and has been declared as the Greenest city in Europe" because of the environmentally sound solutions implemented. The name Växjö is translated into "the city of lakes", which is something that doesn’t get unnoticed, having one of the many lakes just by campus. With the surrounding woods it becomes the perfect place for walking and jogging.
Meet our students
What is it like to be a student at Linnaeus University? Below we have gathered some interviews from students telling us about the programme they're studying. Are you interested in watching more student interviews? Just search for the programme you are interested in at this link and the video will be further down on each specifik programme page.
You can also chat with our students.
Preparing for your studies
Our programmes Linnaeus University offers a great selection of programmes within many different areas of interest. We offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.
Our courses Linnaeus University offers a great selection of courses at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Courses are offered at full-time and part-time pace, both on campus and in distance learning…
Academic calendar The academic year The academic year at Linnaeus University is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring), each lasting 20 weeks. Semester dates 2020/2021 Autumn 2020: 31 August -…
Academic studies in Sweden Being a student in Sweden can be somewhat challenging at first. You are expected to think independently, critically, analytically and to be responsible and plan your own…
Application and admission In these pages you will find useful information about how to apply for courses and programmes at Linnaeus University. Additional information can be found at…
Student counselling before your studies If you have any general questions concerning studies and career choice, you are welcome to contact the student counsellors at Linnaeus University!
Scholarships Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme "Linnaeus University Scholarships" and…
Housing Linnaeus University has campuses in both Växjö and Kalmar. Where you live often depends on at what city your programme/course is offered.
Courses for students
Student life University life has much to offer, from meeting up with friends at the student pub to attending events and cultural activities. The student union and the student associations are doing…
During your studies
International possibilities At Linnaeus University you have great possibilities to internationalize. Here you can read more about exchange studies at one of our partner universities, as well as about…
Job and career To establish contacts with the workplace during the time you study , gives you valuable experience and networks that will benefit you in the future. During the academic year the…
Support och service At Linnaeus University, there are a number of services and aids to help you with your studies. Here you can learn more about what we offer, what your rights are as a student and…
Study support for students with disabilities If you are a student and have a disability, it is possible for you to get pedagogical support during your studies. Examples of such help are, help taking…