Welcome to the University of Gävle and Master Programme in Business Administration!

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 Days for all our international students Autumn 2022

About the programme

Programme introduction and registration

Programme introduction and registration

The information is updated December 3

There will be a programme introduction on Monday 17th of January at 11.00 am. The introduction will be one hour via zoom and will be held after the Welcome Hour by the International Office. 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: January 17, 2022
Time: 11:00 -12:00
Place: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/66270566574

The first period of the programme starts on Monday the 17th of January. 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 February 1 you will lose your spot in the course and will have to re-register for the course in another period.

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 in January 2022 and end in January 2023. 30 credits per semester represent full-time studies. The programme as a whole consequently comprises 60 credits.

For Spring semester 2022, we will offer a combination of on-campus and online courses due to uncertainty with the current pandemic. This means that all the courses will be given the option to attend via online, where most of the courses will offer a different form of “hybrid teaching setups.” Please contact each course coordinator for more information on how the course will be conducted. However, please note that the course format can change depending on the state of the pandemic and recommendations from the Swedish public health agency during the duration of the Spring semester.

The following courses will be available within your programme:

Spring semester 2022

Course code

Course name

Study period 3
week 03-12

Study period 4
week 13-22


Comparative Management Culture, 7,5 cr



Leadership and Gender, 7,5 cr



Customer Relationship Management, 7,5 cr



Marketing Theories, 7,5 cr


Autumn semester 2022

Course code

Course name

Study period 1
week 35-44

Study period 2
week 45-02


Master Thesis in Business Administration (mandatory)



For full time studies during spring semester, you will later on be given
an opportunity to choose two out of the following three courses


Advanced Managment



International Business Strategy



Emerging Markets


In preparation for your first courses

In preparation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome information 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.

Ask a Student at the University of Gävle

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. Therefore, as part of the introduction, we have recruited a student who can offer you guidance and support.
  • Student Joakim Appelgren can answer your questions about what it is like to be an student in Sweden and at the University of Gävle. He is available for questions weekdays until the 27th of March.

E-mail: studguide.joakim@hig.se

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.

Hey new student - information from Gefle Student Union Pdf, 3 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 studentcentrum@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.

Publicerad av: Satu Moberg Sidansvarig: Satu Moberg Sidan uppdaterades: 2021-12-03
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