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Dalarna University

4.4 out of 5 (55 ratings / 38 reviews) Falun, Sweden
Here, tradition and innovation in pedagogical development work in unison. Although many of our students take our campus-based courses, over 50 percent of all students are registered in web-based distance learning courses, for which Dalarna University is nationally recognised as a pioneer.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Since being established in 1977, Dalarna University has experienced rapid growth and today is the place of study for about 16 000 students and has close to 800 employees. Our two campuses - one based in Falun, one in Borlänge - offer a wide range of educational opportunities.


Many courses and programmes are developed in close collaboration with regional business and industry, as well as other social sectors.

Study Interests:

  • Computer Science and IT Studies
  • Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Tourism
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Culture, Media & Design
  • Languages
  • Science and Technology
  • Teacher Education
  • Medical and Health Sciences, and Social Work


Our fields of research involve researchers from many different disciplines at the University as well as researchers from other institutes of higher education at both the national and international levels. We also maintain a high level of collaboration with private business and industry as well as public institutions.

  • Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Education and Learning
  • Energy, Forests and Built Environments
  • Health and Welfare
  • Steel Forming and Surface Engineering


Study advisors can help you find out more about courses, programmes, and careers and provide you with information about qualifications and marketing your university degree. They provide advice to both current students and individuals who are planning to begin their studies and can help you make a career choice that is right for you.

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Student services

The International Office is the first place to visit upon your arrival to Dalarna University. We are here to offer support and assistance for incoming and outgoing exchange students.

Our office also assists students from our partner universities as well as all students who are interested in taking part in exchange studies at our partner universities in other countries.

You are welcome to visit Student Counselling Services whenever you need someone to talk to about your studies specifically or simply life in general. Visits are free of charge, and all conversations are confidential. You can visit us on campus, online or by telephone.

Housing services

Dalarna University works closely with two local housing companies: KopparStaden in Falun and Stora Tunabyggen in Borlänge. Most of the apartments that these companies rent out are located within a 30-minute walking distance from the respective campus.

You can book student accommodation once you have received a letter of acceptance (exchange students) or an admission letter (freemover students) from Dalarna University.

Please note that accommodation is not automatically guaranteed.

Library services

Both Campus Borlänge and Campus Falun have a library that foremostly provides students, researchers and teachers with their required material but also aims to be a resource for everyone.

You are welcome to use our facilities and visit our libraries, where our competent and expert librarians can help you in your search for resources. 

ICT services

Campus Falun

The Help Desk is at the reception area in the main campus building. Here you can get help with your key card and your user account, and borrow technical equipment.

Campus Borlänge

The Help Desk is located next to the reception. Here you can get help with your key card and your user account.

Medical services

International students are also covered by Student IN insurancethat provides allregisteredinternational students with the same coverage.

The insurance provides registered international students coverage for medical expenses. It includes a certain level of accident coverage and applies 24-hours a day in Sweden.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus Borlänge is located a few minutes from the town centre of Borlänge, close to the Borlänge Science Park, Framtidsdalen, where some 3 500 people are employed. Together, these institutions make for a creative and industrious hub. Also neighbouring the campus is the indoor shopping centre Kupolen.
  • Campus Falun is located just outside the town centre in an area called Lugnet. Here, sporting opportunities and nature are immediately accessible: deep forests with ski trails and walks can be found beside impressive and modern sporting facilities with a hockey arena, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts - indeed facilities to suit all sporting interests.

Sports facilities

About a 20-minute walk (1.5 kilometres) from central Falun sits Campus Falun, home to the School of Humanities and Media Studies and the School of Education, Health and Social Studies. It is close to the Lugnet Nature Reserve and a wide range of sporting facilities including ski trails and walking trails, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, and indoor and outdoor tennis facilities. 

Student clubs

Dalarna Student Union has a number of key functions: looking out for student social welfare; organizing activities and events; responding to questions about education; and networking with business and industry.

Members of the Student Union soon get to know other students through involvement in activities. They receive the Mecenat Card, the Swedish national discount card for students: with it, students receive discounts in many shops and businesses, as well as on trains and buses.


Dalarna University is accredited through the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.

Student Reviews

Migration and Postmodern Literature
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It has been a great experience. I had great professors who helped me improve the way to lead and write a research paper, and how to write literary essays and literay work.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dalarna University allows you to have a close relationship both with your classmates and your lecturers. The learning environment is therefore an exchanging of ideas and personal development. The International Tourism Management course focuses on the study of the tourism sciences, but it enriches it with business and administration studies, statistics, mathematics and...

Very educative
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Generally, I enjoyed all the activities in the University. But sometimes we have tight schedules

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