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The first-hand choice for you who want to make a difference

The University of Gävle is the perfect place for shaping
a bright future; the first-hand choice for you who want to
make a difference. We cherish an inclusive atmosphere, and our teachers pride themselves to be accessible and personal, with your progress and goals in focus. Our safe, small-town atmosphere is only short train rides away from Arlanda airport and the urban attractions of the Swedish capital Stockholm.
The University of Gävle is located at the heart of one of the most unique countries of the world. Coming to us is not just about shaping your professional future. We want you to have the time of your life too.

Study in Gävle

Your step-by-step guide to a brighter future in Gävle.

Take a tour of our campus

Our concentrated and vibrant campus has several group-study rooms and
state-of-the-art laboratories, big lecture halls and a much-appreciated library.
Let’s treat you a Campus Walk.

Check out what our students think

While you are here with us, we will do everything we can to live up to your
expectations. We asked some of our former students about their views of the University and the move to Gävle, Sweden. Read the interviews and get inspired.

Use this quick guide to get going

Mobile phone showing 5 dots connected illustrating the 5 step quick guide

Here is a useful guide that covers the steps you must take to start shaping a bright Future at the University of Gävle.

• Fill in your application
• Check if you can get a scholarship
• Get confirmation that you are accepted
• Pay the first tuition fee
• Get your residency permit
• Find a place to live
• Travel to Gävle
• Start studying

More information

You find detailed information about being a new student at our university here: New student.

1. Fill in your application

All university applications in Sweden are made via the national web portal
Choose your first semester, fill in ‘University of Gävle’ in the search box, and
you are on your way. You also pay the application fee on the same web page.

2. Check if you are eligible for a scholarship

3. Get confirmation that you are accepted

You find your application result the national web portal
On the applications page, there is a link to a pdf document called ‘Notification
of Selection Results’. Once you get in, we will also send you a welcome letter.

4. Pay the first tuition fee
(Only for non-EU/EEA citizens)

Generally, you must pay tuition fees if you are a citizen of a country that is not
part of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
There are some exceptions. You find details at universityadmissions.se.
Make sure to pay the tuition fee before you apply for a Swedish residence
permit. The Swedish Migration Agency will be notified automatically of your

5. Get your residency permit
(Only for non-EU/EEA citizens)

To study in Sweden for more than three months, residents outside the
European Union and European Economic Area need a residence permit. You
may not even able to book your travel without it. The easiest way to apply is the online application at the Swedish Migration Agency’s website migrationsverket.se
In addition to the automatic confirmation of your tuition payment, you must
also show proof of a comprehensive health insurance valid in Sweden and a
bank account statement confirming that you have funds covering your living

6. Find a place to live

  • Even if our university doesn’t have any accommodation to offer, there are several
    paths to finding comfortable and safe place to live during your studies.
  • Note that accommodation and food are not included in the tuition fee. A home
    insurance is required, and most Swedish rental properties are unfurnished.
    However, affordable furniture is easy to find in Sweden.
  • Find out more about how to find student accommodation here

7. Travel to Gävle

When it’s time to book your trip, remember that you must arrange the entire
journey to the university yourself. If you arrive via Stockholm Arlanda airport, the easiest way to get here is to hop on the train that goes directly from the airport to Gävle. Then you are here in an hour.

Links to the train operators: SJ and UL.

You can also find useful information at Visit Gävle.

8. Start studying

  • We are so happy that you made it! We will do everything we can to live up
    to your expectations.
    Here are five easy steps to register and kick-start your studies
    Another good advice is to register at studentkortet.se as soon as possible.
    This digital student cars makes you eligible for a lot of offers, including travel
    discounts that open possibilities to discover Sweden.
Drawing of th universitys main entrance "Rävhallen" with a handfull students outside
Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2023-09-08
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