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Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University

Study at 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.

Where knowledge grows

We offer a modern university, with the highest possible quality in education. Education that helps you to actually make a difference in the world in which we live. The learning environment is characterised by an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to our 37, 000 students. At our university, you will find a rich academic offer with more than 40 degree programmes and 500 courses in English, on both bachelor's and master's level.

Nature just around the corner

Linnaeus University is located in two cities, Kalmar and Växjö, both with nature just around the corner, adding to the quality of life during your studies. Växjö has been declared 'the greenest city in Europe' and is surrounded by wonderful forests and lakes, while Kalmar is a charming old city dating back to the Middle Ages, beautifully located by the Baltic Sea.

A springboard to worldwide knowledge

Linnaeus University is known for its strong international profile, with partner universities in more than 60 countries. Every year, more than 2,000 international students from all over the world come here to study. International students at Linnaeus University can study at undergraduate and graduate as well as on postgraduate level. We also offer a summer academy, an opportunity to expand your views in an intercultural environment, unique of its kind in Sweden.

Where everything is possible

Studying at Linnaeus University means being in an environment enriched with intrepidity, curiosity and innovation – the very essence of what the Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus is renowned for. It is our hope that you will feel inspired, not only throughout your studies at Linnaeus University, but also that you bring the spirit of inspiration with you as an alumnus wherever you may go in the world. Welcome to Linnaeus University, the university of endless possibilities.

Facts about Linnaeus University

  • A non-profit, public university, accredited by the Swedish government.
  • A research university, with the right to employ doctoral students. Our research covers everything from labour market studies and social security issues, to entrepreneurship, bioscience, aquatic ecology, and wood and energy technology.
  • A unique and close collaboration with IKEA – the largest furniture company in the world, founded in Älmhult in Småland.
  • An active student life with buddy programmes and friend-family projects that help students engage with both Swedish and other international students, as well as with Swedish families.
  • Highly-praised campus environments.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Length Location
Design and Change- Bachelor's Programme 3 years Växjö
International Business
International Business 3 years Växjö
Marketing 3 years Växjö
Computer Science & IT
Network Security Programme 3 years Växjö
Software Engineering
Software Technology 3 years Växjö
Media & Communications
Visual Communication and Change 3 years Kalmar
Applied Mathematics 3 years Växjö
Tourism & Hospitality
Tourism Management
International Tourism Management 3 years Växjö
Master's degree
Art & Design
Design and Change - Master's Programme 2 years Växjö
Innovation through Business, Engineering & Design - Specialisation Business 2 years Växjö
Entrepreneurship, Sustainability & Social Change 2 years Växjö
Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design - Specialisation Design 2 years Växjö
Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design - Specialisation Engineering 2 years Växjö
Corporate Governance - Accounting and Finance 1 year Växjö
International Business
International Business Strategy 2 years Kalmar
Leadership and Management in International Contexts 1 year Kalmar
Marketing 2 years Växjö
Computer Science & IT
Information Technology
Information Systems 2 years Växjö
Social Media & Web Technologies 2 years Växjö
Software Engineering
Software Technology 2 years Växjö
Engineering & Technology
Civil Engineering
Sustainable Structural Engineering 1 year Växjö
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering - Specialisation Signal Processing & Wave Propagation 2 years Växjö
Renewable Electric Power Systems 2 years Växjö
Environmental Engineering
Sustainable Energy Process & Systems 2 years Växjö
Mechanical Engineering
Simulation Driven Product Development 2 years Växjö
Humanities & Culture
Digital Humanities 2 years Online / distance program
Economics 2 years Växjö
International Studies
Colonial and Postcolonial Studies 2 years Växjö
Peace and Development Work 1 year Växjö
Political Science
International Affairs 2 years Växjö
Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology 2 years Växjö
English Language and Literature 2 years Växjö
Health Science 2 years Växjö
Chemistry 2 years Växjö
Environmental Science
Environmental Science and Sustainability 2 years Växjö
Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes 2 years Kalmar
Marine Science
Aquatic Ecology 2 years Kalmar
Mathematics & Modelling 2 years Växjö
Physics 2 years Kalmar
Tourism & Hospitality
Tourism and Sustainability 2 years Kalmar
Transport & Logistics
Supply Chain Management
Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management - Logistics & Supply Chain Management 2 years Växjö
Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management - Management Accounting & Business Process Control 2 years Växjö

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Why study at Linnaeus University

Sweden ranked #3 study abroad country

Sweden has been ranked the #3 study abroad country in Europe for 2020! With a high English language proficiency and the headquarters of companies like H&M and Spotify, Sweden was also ranked #1 in Europe for students who want to achieve their career goals.

Student lifestyle

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.


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.

Scholarships & funding

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.


Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University
Vejdes väg
351 95 Växjö

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