International activities at the University of Gävle have developed from being mainly concerned with cooperation within the European Union to becoming more global. Today, the University of Gävle has just over some ninety cooperation partners all over the world.

Internationalisation includes student and teacher exchanges and research projects, but also other projects, such as joint development of courses and intensive programmes for students and teachers.

Our faculties offer many courses in English mainly at master level. The number of incoming exchange students increases every year, as well as the number of free movers, students who study abroad independently. The international students' presence gives our campus an international atmosphere and enables students, teachers and other staff to participate in internationalisation while remaining at home.

Lecturers who engage in internationalisation work in various ways. Some establish their own international contacts, while others use contacts that are already established.

University of Gävle participates in the following programmes


Cooperation in the EU


Swedish exchange programme, cooperation with higher education institutions in developing countries

All programmes are administrated by the Swedish Council for Higher Education

The International Office

  • has the general responsibility for coordinating our internationalisation work for first-cycle studies by working with students going on following international programmes:
  • Erasmus+ (exchange and internship)
  • Linnaeus-Palme (exchange)
  • Bilaterla agreement (exchange)
  • Minor Field Studies (Sidas field studies scholarship)                                               

International Office

Elin Anttonen, Coordinator (on leave)
Anna Hansson, Coordinator
Bojana Simsic, Coordinator


+46 26 64 85 00

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Published by: Bojana Simsic Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2021-11-15
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)