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University of Gävle

4.6 out of 5 (14 ratings / 13 reviews) Gävle, Sweden
University of Gävle has approximately 14 500 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes. 500 courses are offered in the fields of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences and Technology.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)



University College of Gävle/Sandviken is established in 1977. Wenche Nerdrum-Ullman is the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. Now the University of Gävle is second best in Sweden among broad universities when it comes to the number of first-hand applicants to study programmes. 


The University of Gävle offers you a creative place to study at an environmentally certified university where all programmes and courses are collated in the same place.

You may choose from around 50 programmes and close to 500 freestanding courses. Study full time or part time, evenings, through distance learning or over the Internet.


Further education is an engine of growth. Partly because research and PhD courses often lead to development and new thinking in working life and partly because it provides society with important competence. By collaborating with industry and the public sector the university can develop research and courses that meet the needs of the labour market.

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Student services

At the Student Portal, you will find several web services that may be useful for you as a student.You can i.e.:

  • viewing your credits awarded
  • your schedule
  • your contact information
  • You can register on courses
  • create own transcript and more

Housing services

The municipality of Gävle offers incoming international students an accommodation guarantee. Register at Gavlegårdarna in order to receive queuing points. The longer you are registered, the more points you earn.You may also arrange accommodation through the Student Union or private housing. 

Library services

At the university library you will find printed and electronic material relevant to your education and research. You will find course literature, dictionaries, reference works, periodicals, newspapers, essays and theses. The library catalogue is available online. The library is a suitable place to study as it has 500 study desks, 28 group study rooms and a quiet reading room.

ICT services

The University has a number of computer classrooms for both lectures and self-studies. The main computer rooms are on level 1 in houses 11, 31 and 51. You can access them with your University Card.

Medical services

Physical or mental stress can disrupt your study ability. The Student Health Care is a complement to the Health Care Centers which serve all citizens in the municipality. If you are in need of medical attention or pharmaceutical treatments you should turn to a Health Care Center first. The Student Health Care offers counselling with health care counsellors.

Student Life

Campus life

University of Gävle is beautifully located close to Gävle River within walking or biking distance to almost everything. Close to the centre, between green areas and the city. To walk from the train station to the higher education institution takes 25 minutes.

The closest neighbours are the Boulogner Forest, the wonderful urban park of Gävle, and the Business Park, where an important part of Gävle's industry is gathered under one roof.

On campus you will find a library, restaurant, café, the student union, Drivhuset and much more.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This university offers one of the best technical courses in Europe. Looking at their level of technology, lecturers and skills, it will be the perfect place for me to achieve my dreams and help the society

It might not make sense in the beginning but it will in the end
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My studies has worked fine. I did have a bit of difficulty in understanding some certain courses but now it so much better and I think I am much better at understanding.

Great Experience which will be a part of me forevr
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Although I have just started my MBA at University of Gavle, it had made very good first impression. The environment and staffs of the university are very friendly and helpful.

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