University of Borås

The University of Borås fosters learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. We work together here – for the future and to make a difference!

The University of Borås has around 18,300 students and 800 employees, and our entire campus is located in the city center of Borås. In 2020/2021 Borås was selected as the student destination of the year in Sweden by the student organizations. At the University of Borås, we have approximately 500 international students studying courses or programs per year and the spirit at the university is very international.

Research and sustainability

We have many exciting research and education environments within several different areas that have access to unique equipment. The university's research projects and courses are closely tied to the objectives of the UN Global Goals and the Agenda 2030 and we work very strategically with supporting the global goals.

Science Park Borås is also a unit at the university and is a national leader when it comes to sustainability and consumption.

Attractive educational programs

Several of our educational programs are only available at our institution and therefore attract students from all over Sweden. The university offers courses and study programs within the areas of:

  • Library and Information Science
  • Behavioural and Education Sciences
  • Business and Informatics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion and Textile Studies
  • Health Sciences

The national and internationally very well-known Swedish School of Textiles provides the world with unique and high-quality education and research within the textile management and textile and fashion design area. The one-of-a-kind Swedish School of Library and Information Science is also a part of the University of Borås, with specialized educational programs and research. 

Student support

As a student at the University of Borås, your well-being is important to us. To support you, we have an outstanding team of social counsellors, nurses, and study and career counsellors.

During your time as a student, you can also contact us if you need help with academic writing, study skills, oral presentation and math. We provide contact with social counsellor, nurse, student pastor and student ombudsman or support if you have reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia and other disabilities.

Career Services

Our Career Services is the link between our students and the labour market. The Career Services will offer a range of different activities to help you as a student when you enter the labour market.

The University of Borås has good collaborations in place with the regional business community. We arrange activities together with external actors and the Student Union during, for example, industry conferences and career fairs. This is all so that you will have the opportunity to make valuable contacts while you are studying, something that hopefully can increase your chances of finding a good job.


Bachelor's degree
Fashion & Beauty
Fashion Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design On campus 3 years Borås
Fine Arts
Creative Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile Design On campus 3 years Borås
Master's degree
Materials Engineering
Master Programme (Two Year) in Textile Technology and Engineering On campus 2 years Borås
Master Programme in Textile Value Chain Management On campus 2 years Borås
Master's Program in Resource Recovery - Biotechnology and Bioeconomy On campus 2 years Borås
Master's Program in Resource Recovery - Polymer Materials for the Circular Economy On campus 2 years Borås
Master's Program in Resource Recovery – Sustainable Energy Processes On campus 2 years Borås
Fashion & Beauty
Master Program in Fashion Marketing and Management On campus 2 years Borås
Master Programme in Textile and Fashion Design, Specialisation in Fashion Design On campus 2 years Borås
Master Programme in Textile and Fashion Design, Specialisation in Performance Wear On campus 2 years Borås
Master Programme in Textile and Fashion Design, Specialisation in Textile Design On campus 2 years Borås
Master Programme in Textile and Fashion Design, Specialisation in Textile Interaction Design On campus 2 years Borås
Master Programme (One Year) in Textile Management On campus 1 year Borås
Information Science
Master’s Programme in Information Science: Digital Environments On campus 2 years Borås
Technology Innovation
Master Programme (Two Year) in Technical Textile Innovation On campus 2 years Borås

Scholarships & funding

The University of Borås offers scholarships to highly qualified students required to pay tuition fees. For more information, please visit our website.


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Why study at University of Borås

  • Student City of the Year

    We were named Student City of the Year for Sweden 2020/2021!
  • Nine out of 10 students from the University of Borås are employed within six months of graduation!

    Alumni also find that their educations are useful in their professions.

  • Sustainable Development

    The university has a strong sustainability profile and all activities are based on Agenda 2030. In your studies, you are encouraged to think from a sustainability perspective.
  • Close contact with teachers

    Our students experience that it is easy to get in touch with and get help from teachers if a problem should arise during their studies. Our teachers are here for you!

University of Borås is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2023 Top 10 Europe rankings 2022 Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

Awards & Accreditations

Student City of the Year for Sweden

Swedish National Union of Students (2020/2021)

Student services & facilities

  • The Student Health Care which includes social counsellors and a nurse.
  • International office with international student services.
  • One of the best libraries in Sweden and several computer rooms.
  • The Student Ombudsman can help you if you feel that you have been subject to unacceptable behaviour by the university staff or other students.
  • The Study Counsellors, who can give you advice on the different courses that the University of Borås, as well as other universities in Sweden, have to offer.
  • Career Services, the link between you, as a student, and the labour market.
  • To help you as a student make good contacts within the business community, the university also runs, among other things, a service known as “Företag söker dig” (Companies looking for you).


Centrally located and only ten minutes from the main train and bus station in Borås, the campus of the University of Borås is the clear heart of student life in Borås. You will find everything you need right here on campus! In addition to lecture halls, we have one of Sweden's best libraries, as well as restaurants, cafés, and a student bookstore.

Our facilities are modern and well equipped for studies and research as well as relaxation. Here, you can easily find spaces for studying alone or with your study group, or having a traditional Swedish "fika" with your friends.

Student lifestyle

Studying at a university is not just about late nights at the computer and preparing for exams. It is at least as much about newfound friends, fun parties, new interests, and exciting experiences. At the University of Borås, there are several independent associations, organisations, and clubs for those who want to get involved or to meet like-minded people and just have fun.

The Student Union works to ensure that you as a student have the best possible experience at the university. Through events, social activities, and staying informed about the university’s educational programmes, the Student Union helps you in both in your studies and leisure time.

The student city Borås

Borås is a growing student city with cosy outdoor cafes, beautiful parks, and a busy cultural and entertainment schedule.

Borås is a medium-sized Swedish city, less than an hour away from the major city of Gothenburg and Landvetter Airport. The city is well-known in Sweden as a textile and trading centre, rich in innovation and entrepreneurship. The city centre is vibrant with plenty of shops, cafés, and restaurants. Everything you need is within walking distance. Borås is a multicultural city with a large immigrant community. This is particularly evident in the number of restaurants serving food from other parts of the world.

If you prefer the countryside, you’re in luck. After a short bus or cycle ride from the city centre, you will find forests, lakes and large areas of farmland for hiking, skiing, fishing and picnic. In short, here in Borås, you will find all you need for a rich experience when it comes to your studies as well as to your leisure pursuits.  


The University of Borås does not have a campus with student housing, which means that all students are responsible for booking their own accommodation. However, the International Office cooperates with the local housing agency in Borås and can assist admitted exchange students with how to find a place to stay.

Read more about finding accommodation on our website.


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Zahid Usman

Borås is a beautiful place. I spent more than a year over here and I still value those days. Its a small town and the people are nice. My Stockholm experience proved it after I studied at KTH for a year too. The hogskolan is a very comfortable, cosy and friendly place to be. Library is such a wonderful place. The only point that I thought is lac...

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University of Borås

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501 90 Borås

Phone no: +464354000

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