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Blekinge Institute of Technology

3.8 out of 5 (23 ratings / 16 reviews) Karlskrona, Sweden
Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, has a distinctive focus on the digitalisation of society and sustainability. BTH’s task is to contribute to a more sustainable societal development through higher education, research and innovation. 

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



BTH was founded in 1989 which means that we are a young institute who manage education and research in new ways, but still with good quality.


BTH offers top quality education and research. There are eleven Master´s programmes in English, in a variety of fields, ranging from engineering and spatial planning to health sciences. There are also several PhD programmes.

The university is ranked top six in the world in systems and software engineering, as well as number one in Sweden, and number three in Europe, in sustainability research.


BTH is a university where the research is applied, i.e. the purpose of the research is to seek new knowledge with a view to a definite application. Research is conducted in collaboration with both business and industry as well as society, and always with a clear focus – that the results will contribute to solving the challenges facing society.

BTH conducts a considerable amount of research. Today, research and research studies account for one third of our activities. Research is conducted at two faculties within the fields of engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences, all connected under the profile of applied IT, which researchers approach from different perspectives.

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Student services

The folder Practical Guide for international students is a brochure which includes general and specific information, that we hope will be useful to you both while preparing for your trip to Sweden and during your stay at BTH.

In this folder, you can find information regarding housing, residence permit and insurance. We would like you to pay attention to the Checklist for you as new student of BTH in this brochure.

International Office is responsible for the administrative processes for student and teacher/staff exchanges.

Housing services

Blekinge Institute of Technology has no student accommodations and cannot make reservations for students. In order to find accommodation, you have to make an online application or send an email to the housing companies. Blekinge Student Union can provide you with information about student accommodation in Karlskrona and Ronneby.

If you have not applied for housing before your arrival, you may have to stay a considerable time in a hostel before you can get a student room.

When you apply for an appartment, remeber to check:

  • How much to pay in rent
  • What is included in the rent (internet, electricity etc)
  • If you are allowed to live together with friends
  • If the appartment is furnished or not

Library services

The libraryis open to alland you can geta library cardfromthe year youturn 18.The services thatthe libraryoffersisprimarilydesigned andadapted forstudents and staff.

If you are anew student, there is aguide tothe library.You cangethelpto order materialsfrom other librariesthroughinterlibrary loan, and as a distance student you can getspecial service.

Student Life

Campus life

BTH is located in the county Blekinge in the south-eastern part of Sweden and has campuses in Karlskrona and Karlshamn.

The campuses are both on the seafront and it is not unusual that visitors say that BTH has Sweden’s most beautifully situated campuses.

Although both Karlskrona and Karlshamn are rather small towns, the large metropolises Copenhagen and Stockholm are not far away. It takes only some 50 minutes to fly to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Our campuses are ideal for outdoor activities, but they are still close to whatever practicalities you need in everyday life. Food stores, shops, cinemas, pubs – everything is easily reached.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

study hard.Dont absent class.Do all assignment.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

the location of the university is not so happening.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was an amazing experience since i got to meet people from different backgrounds and different cultures. it was good learning from them and also gaining experience from the lectures.

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