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Study at Linnaeus University

To study abroad is more than just getting an education. It is about personal development, making new friends, learning about a new culture, building a career, 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

in numbers

40 000 enrolled students

2 000 enrolled international students

6th largest university in Sweden in terms of number of students

600 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

We are a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. Linnaeus University was established in 2010 through a merger of Kalmar University and Växjö University, and this is why we have two study locations – Kalmar and Växjö.

The learning environment is characterised by an active student life with teachers and staff in close proximity to our students.

Studying at Linnaeus University means being in an environment rich in intrepidity, curiosity, and innovation.

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What is it like to be a student at Linnaeus University?

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Student life at Linnaeus University

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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 is always nearby. 

Kalmar - The student city by the sea

Kalmar is Sweden's Student City 2023 because of its good access to student housing, the welcoming environment, and good skills supply that makes many students want to stay in the city. 

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 in 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.

University in Kalmar

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.

Växjö campus

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