Study at Linnaeus University

To study abroad is more than just getting an education. Studying means making new friends, learning about a new culture, falling in love, building a career, learning a new language, getting a bicycle, and becoming part of a community. Linnaeus University is full of life. Choose a university where life is possible

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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Inspiration portal

Thinking about studying at Linnaeus University? We have gathered all information you need in one place at our inspirational portal 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!

Learn more about the alumni survey!

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.

Student life at Linnaeus University
Basil (Iraq), Christoffer (Sweden) and Naina (India). Students at Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design, Master Programme.
Alexander Spottka (Germany), Network Security Programme
Cajsa Larson (USA), Peace and Development Work, Master Programme
Jared Fein (USA), International Business Strategy, Master Programme

Preparing for your studies