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Introduction Day for all our international students Autumn 2023
About the programme
Programme introduction and registration
There will be a programme introduction on 25 August at 14.00 pm. The introduction will be one hour on Campus. The programme introduction will be a good opportunity to meet and greet some of the faculty members involved in the programme courses and ask questions about the programme.
All new students are welcome to join and we look forward to meeting you.
Date: 25 August, 2023
The first period of the programme starts on Monday 28 August. Make sure you participate in the first lecture on course introduction, as important course information is given during the introductory lecture. If you are registered for the course and do not attend by 13 September you will lose your spot in the course.
Programme information from your programme director
Your studies within the programme include four periods as shown in the table beneath. Your academic year will start in August 2023 and end in June 2024. 30 credits per semester represent full-time studies. The programme as a whole consequently comprises 60 credits.
This is an on-campus programme and all the courses will be held on campus. However, some courses will offer “hybrid teaching setups” for part of the course. Please contact each course coordinator for more information on how the course will be conducted. The following courses will be available within your programme:
Study period 1
Study period 2
Comparative Management Culture, 7,5 cr
Leadership and Gender, 7,5 cr
Customer Relationship Management, 7,5 cr
Marketing Theories, 7,5 cr
Study period 3
Study period 4
Master Thesis in Business Administration (mandatory) 15 cr
During the second semester, you will choose two out of these three courses and also write the Master Thesis.
Advanced Managment 7,5 cr
International Business Strategy 7,5 cr
Emerging Markets 7,5 cr
In preparation for your first courses
Below you will find welcome letters for the first courses in the programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in the welcome letters. These are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.
- Welcome information - Comparative Management Culture 7,5 credits
- Welcome information - Leadership and Gender 7,5 credits
- It is important that you register for both of the first courses (see above) and log into the course web page in Canvas. Get familiar with the course in Canvas and please read the “Course Guide” which is available in Canvas. The “Course Guide” gives you detailed information about the course and is a good way to prepare for your course.
Ask a Student
- There are a lot of things that students know more about than teachers and administrative staff - how it feels to be a student at the University of Gävle for example.
- Student Bill Blomster can answer your questions about what it is like to be an student in Sweden and at the University of Gävle.
- Bill is available for questions weekdays 24 July–8 September.
Information from the Gefle Student Union
If you are a new student who has just arrived to Gävle, you are not alone. Finding meeting places and new friends is often where the fun begins. The Gefle Student Union work in conjunction with student organisations to improve courses, student social environments and many of the entertaining aspects available to you during your study period. To become involved in the Gefle Student Union is therefore a great opportunity to take part in and be able to influence student life and at the same time get to know students studying other subjects.
Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to the Gefle Student Union and make sure to follow their social media accounts.
Service and Support
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.
Free Microsoft Office
As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install
Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.
The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.
- Residence permit
- If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.
- If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.
Web meetings with Zoom
- Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
- Web meetings with Zoom
Wireless network (wifi)
Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.