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Luleå University of Technology

4.8 out of 5 (13 ratings / 7 reviews) Luleå, Sweden
Luleå University of Technology is a global university, we attract students and researchers from all corners of the world. We are well known for our university culture that form close relations between students and faculty. Partnerships are formed with companies and organisations, regionally, nationally and internationally, which strengthen your ability to further your career later in life.



During the 70s, the university is established , the origin of the technical base year is started and the first civil engineers graduate. Luleå University College is established on 1st of July 1971. Luleå University of Technology is the first in Sweden with a new technology that scales up production of nano-cellulose from forest residues.


When you become a student at Luleå University of Technology, you get an education that is of high quality. We are confident that we can provide you with a world class education.

Talented researchers – who are also your teachers, university very good contacts with companies and other employers, plus high marks in evaluations of the quality of our programs – ensuring you get a really good education.


Research projects:

  • The LKAB project
  • Bliss – a business idea
  • EU project "Allies""
  • The University's student environment
  • Education for participation - Philosophizing back a "new" life after acquired brain injury


The Career Center is available to help students increase their attractiveness on the labour market.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
747 31
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -100
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Student services

At the International Office of Luleå University of Technology, we will do our very best to serve you during your stay. We know the regulations that apply for exchange students in Sweden. We also know the university and we have access to a wide contact network of colleagues in universities all over the world.

Housing services

Luleå University of Technology guarantees housing for all Exchange students on university exchange programmes and and Master’s students who pay tuition fees or hold tuition fee waiver/scholarship under the condition that the Application for Accommodation form is filled out.

For all other International students that are not guaranteed accommodation we recommend to start looking for an accommodation as early as possible.

Library services

You need a library account to be able to use the services in the library, for example borrow books and order interlibrary loans. Everyone from the age of 18 can get a library account.

You can use the account at these libraries:

  • Luleå university library
  • Department for music and media in Piteå
  • Campus Library, Skellefteå
  • Sunderby hospital library

Medical services

It is important that you obtain sufficient health (dental care included) and travel insurance in your home country. You will not be able to do this in Sweden. EU/EEA citizens and citizens from certain countries, which have a mutual health insurance agreement with Sweden, do have the right to the same medical benefits, even though they are non residents in Sweden.

Student Life

Campus life

Studying at Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå gives you access to a campus with library, sports center, student counseling, learning center, restaurants, cafés. By joining the Student Association you can participate in sports activities, use of rehearsal studio, visit the student pub, movie nights and other activities.

Sports facilities

Student sports at Luleå University of Technology (StiL) is considered as one of Sweden's absolute best. For those who like physical activity, Luleå University of Technology is the right place to be. At StiL on campus in Luleå you can choose from a wide range of sports activities.


  • Alpine skiing
  • Budo
  • Ice hockey
  • rinkball
  • Arm wrestling
  • Cardio Cross
  • Canoe
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Climbing
  • Spinning
  • Basketball
  • Dancing
  • Lacrosse
  • Squash
  • Body Balance
  • Football
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Weight Training
  • Bodystep
  • Functional Cross
  • Running
  • UV rugby
  • Bodypump
  • Fencing
  • Massage
  • Walking
  • Handball
  • Milon
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Indoor Walking
  • Mutisport
  • Yoga
  • Box
  • Floorball
  • Orienteering
  • Zumba

Student clubs

There are two student unions at Luleå University of Technology: the Student Association of Engineering and Luleå Student Union. They work to ensure that students at Luleå University of Technology have the best education, lead rich social lives, and are well prepared for the labour market.

Student Reviews

Luleå review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was a very pleasant stay! The swedish students know how to treat the exchanges students, from the beginning to the end of their semester (with diners, parties, trips...). The university itself is used to have foreign students and every swedish people (students, professors or the bus driver...) that I met can speak english! The courses that I chose were all in english...

My years at LTU
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have loved my years at LTU. What has made it the best has been the people I have met. The campus is small and since many people travel far to study here, we all become like a family. The professor's and researchers are very friebdfr and most have an open door policy and are very keen on helping you. The university is undergoing large renovations and during my five years...

At LuleÔÇá University of Technology is in comparison with my u...
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At LuleÔÇá University of Technology is in comparison with my university different kind of learning. Students cooperate more together, working in groups on projects. But in overall learning in Sweden seems to me easier.