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17000
Students enrolled in this school.
1
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
8
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

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. 

What are the admissions criteria?

Sweden uses a centralized admissions process for all higher education programs. Applicants apply online to the programs they are interested in. No entrance tests are required, as the basic admission criteria are a high school diploma and English proficiency. In addition, programs may have their own requirements for eligibility. Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport. Another thing to note, students who are in their final year of high school can not apply until after they graduate, since they don't have a diploma.  Given that the application deadline for international students is January 15th, most students will not be able to apply for fall admission directly after high school. Also of note, no matter how many programs an applicant applies to, they will get only one offer.  Applicants are first evaluated for their first choice of school.  If they meet the eligibility requirements, they are admitted.  If not, they are evaluated for their second choice school, and so on. 

What is student life like?

The University of Gävle is beautifully located close to the Gävle River within walking or biking distance of almost everything. close to the center, between green areas and the city. to walk from the train station to the higher education institution. The closest neighbors 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.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

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. 

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Additional notes.

This school was chosen for a previous program of the month. Read more here.

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