Karlstad University

Karlstad University

Universitetsgatan 2, 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden

Karlstad University is one of the newer universities in Sweden. The teaching style is characterized by integration and multidisciplinary. The University offers 40 programs and 750 courses. The university is home to 10,000 students including approx 200 international students

While relatively small with 80,000 inhabitants, Karlstad is centrally located in the heart of Scandinavia with Gothenburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo within easy reach Karlstad is a cultural and commercial centre, an important industrial city as well as an administrative capital. Karlstad is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

From the recreational viewpoint, Karlstad has a lot to offer, from outdoor activities and sports to culture and entertainment. The beautiful old theatre offers plenty of entertainment with plays, operas and ballets. The city boasts a large library, several art galleries and museums as well as cinemas and restaurants.

Website URL: http://www.kau.se/en
Accommodations: http://www.kau.se/en/future-students/international-students/accommodation
Cost: High http://www.kau.se/en/future-students/practical-information/cost-living
External Funding Available: No
Availability: 4
Academic Dates: http://www.kau.se/en/education/academic-calendar
Course Timetable: http://www.kau.se/en/education/courses/in-english
Program Type: Exchange
Language: English , Native language
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , computer science , english literature , environmental studies , economics , geography , information and communication studies , media and film , physics , political science , psychology , sociology , statistics , world literature and culture studies , leadership , engineering - mechanical
Travel Information: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/sweden
Practical Information:


Fact sheet

Visa Requirements: http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Ottawa/Study-in-Sweden/Residence-Permits-for-Students/
Additional Information: http://www.kau.se/en/future-students/practical-information/karlstad-student-city


William McGivney, Electrical Engineering, on exchange in Winter 2015.

“Karlstad is strikingly similar to Fredericton. It is a very beautiful city with a river running directly though it. People are very friendly and will help you out whenever asked. Although most people understand English, everyone speaks Swedish and everything is written in Swedish. The first couple of trips to the grocery store were an adventure.”