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Welcome to the University of Gävle and Master in Business Studies: Sustainable International Business

On this page you can read more about your programme, the introduction for international students and how to get started with your studies!

Get started with your studies!

To be able to use the university web services, register for your courses, take out library books and more, you need to first go through our "Five steps to get started".

Introduction Day for all our international students Spring 2024

About the programme

Programme introduction and registration

Programme introduction and registration

There will be a programme introduction on Monday 15 January 2024 at 14:30 (2:30 pm). The introduction will be one hour on Campus and via Zoom. 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: 15 January, 2024
Time: 14.30–15.30 (2:30 pm–3:30 pm)
Place: on Campus 33:203
Link to Zoom: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/69653899289

Please be reminded that Master in Business Studies: Sustainable International Business is a campus programme. This means that the courses’ activities will be driven and require you to be in Gävle on campus. You must physically attend your courses at the university by 28 January. Failure to do so will result in you losing your place in the programme.

Make sure you participate in the first lecture, as important course information is given during the introductory lecture.

Programme information

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 on 15 January 2024, and end on 12 January 2025. It requires 30 credits per semester to represent full-time studies. The programme as a whole consequently comprises 60 credits.

This is an on-campus programme and all the courses are held on campus. The following courses will be available within your programme:

Spring semester 2024

Course code

Course name

Study period 3
week 03–12

Study period 4
week 13–22


Advanced Academic Writing in Business Studies, 7,5 cr



International Business Management, 7,5 cr



Contemporary Perspectives in Marketing Management, 7,5 cr



Cross-Cultural Management: a Scandinavian Perspective, 7,5 cr


Autumn semester 2024

Course code

Course name

Study period 1
week 35–44

Study period 2

week 45–02


Master Thesis in Business Studies, 15 cr



Global Markets and Marketing Strategies, 7.5 cr



Master Thesis in Business Studies, 15 cr




Sustainability Management, 7.5 cr



Information from the Student Union

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.

Welcome letter from Gefle Student Union Pdf, 4 MB.


E-mail: studentsupport@hig.se
Phone: +46 26 64 81 00 Monday- Thursday 09.00-10.00

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.

  • Library

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!

Student Centre

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 studentsupport@hig.se

Student Support

  • 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.

Tuition fees

  • 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.

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