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Linnaeus University

Student Session

Moving to a new country, starting studies and a new life is a big step. Luckily for you, our students have already been through the process! Therefore, they would like to invite you to a webinar for students by students.


Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe.

Study at Linnaeus University

Studying 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.

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 their best to make you feel at home.

Quality leisure time is important when you are a student. If you find joy and fulfillment in your student life, you will gain extra energy for your studies. You will not find it difficult to find something to do. Students are great at organizing fun-filled competitions, parties, concerts, and trips.

If you also take the opportunity to get involved in the student union or in other extra-curricular activities, you can gain useful skills and experiences which may prove invaluable when applying for a job later in life.

The Linnaeus Union works to ensure that you receive the best possible education but also aims to offer enjoyable activities besides your studies. There are a number of student organizations and clubs at the university that offer a wide range of leisure activities for students.

ESN (Erasmus Student Network) is the biggest student organization in Europe. It consists of a network of local sections organizing events for students going abroad to study, and also local students. The ESN sections at Linnaeus University are ESN Kalmar and ESN Växjö (VIS). Both sections organize local events such as barbecues, sports activities, and theme nights with typical Swedish traditions represented, as well as trips within and outside Sweden.

The buddy program

The buddy program matches international students with (mostly Swedish) students. The buddies help the international students with day-to-day questions, introducing them to Swedish culture and way of life as well as what it is like being a student at Linnaeus University.

Student associations

There are around 70 student associations at Linnaeus University, where you as a student can participate in a range of activities. Check out the student associations.

Maybe you prefer sporty events, playing music in a student orchestra, movie sessions, singing, or be engaged in writing about subjects that affect you as a student? Be active in student life is an opportunity to meet new friends, be able to develop yourself in one of your interests, and work together in a team with people who love doing the same thing.

International possibilities

As a student at Linneus University, you will get intercultural perspectives through both teachings, interaction with international students, international course literature,e and guest professors from other countries. In this way, you will broaden your horizons and welcome challenges and different perspectives of both yourself and your surroundings. International experiences make you grow academically, personally, and professionally.


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;
  • 2,200 enrolled international students;
  • 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of number of students;
  • 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
  • 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
  • 80-degree programs on second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.

    Campus Features

    Kalmar and Växjö

    Linnaeus University is located in two cities in the southeast part of Sweden - Kalmar, and Växjö. Both cities are located in the region Småland, a county where the sea and nature always are 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 harbor and gathered the University in one place. As the harbor is in the city center 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 around the corner 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. The 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.

    Finding a place to stay during your time at Linnaeus University will look different depending on what type of student you are. Please click on your student category below to find relevant information.

    Please be aware that Linnaeus University does not own any housing. We have agreements with local housing companies allowing us to offer housing for some of our students. We are unable to offer housing for families.


      Find more information by clicking on how to apply.

      Visa Requirements

      Applying for residence permit through the Swedish Migration Ageency.
      General information, click on Read More.

      Scholarships and Funding

      We have scholarships available for students who study master programmes. It’s possible to get up to 75 percent reduction of the tuition fees for a full programme.

      Also, check out the Swedish Insititue's scholarships at

      For a student studying undergraduate/Bachelor programmes, we do not offer scholarship from the first year.

      Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme 'Linnaeus University Scholarships'.

      Scholarships are available for students who study master programmes 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 programme. Scholarships for students who study programmes will not cover living costs or other costs. Scholarships for courses within the Summer Academy will, however, cover both tuition fee and living costs.

      Alumni Statistics


      • Times Higher Education Ranking 2021. Linnaeus University places itself among the top 100 universities within the area Quality education, and among the top 200 within the area Climate Change; Decent Work and Economic Growth. In the overall result, Linnaeus University places itself in place 301–400 out of a total of 1,115 universities.
      • Shanghai ranking 2020. Linnaeus University is listed among the top 800–900 out of 18,000 universities in the world.

      Student Testimonials

      Campus Life & Facilities

      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 their best to make you feel at home.

      Linnaeus University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge


      • Växjö

        P G Vejdes väg, 351 95, Växjö

      • Kalmar

        Universitetsplatsen 1, 39231, Kalmar

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