University of Gothenburg

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Gothenburg that is the second largest city of Sweden where the University of Gothenburg is located that meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. Total 37000 students and 6000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.

Throughout the organisation, there is a strong sense of openness. The University actively participates in the public debate and interacts with the surrounding society through continuous dialogues and knowledge exchange, nationally and internationally.

Strong research and attractive study programs attract scientists and students from all around the world. They offer new perspectives and help solve the major challenges facing the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Interesting facts and figures 2016

Education at first and second cycle level

Students at basic (undergraduate) or advanced (masters) level.

  • Students: 37,814
  • Full-time students: 25,996
  • Degrees awarded: 5 981

Education at third cycle level

Doctoral level students.

  • Active research students: 1 746 (56 per cent women)
  • Newly enrolled research students: 300 (56 per cent women)
  • Doctoral degrees awarded: 250
  • Licentiate (midway doctoral) degrees awarded: 15


  • Employees: 6,211
  • Full-time equivalents: 5,500 (59 per cent women)
  • Teaching staff/researchers and doctoral student positions: 2,972
  • Professors: 540
  • Technical/administrative staff: 1,988


  • Direct government funding: SEK 3,958 million
  • External funding and other income: SEK 2,260 million
  • Total income: SEK 6,218 million

Study options in University of Gothenburg

A quick guide to what university of Gothenburg offers for international students.

Exchange studies

If you are a student at one of Gothenburg university partner universities, you may come here to study for one or two semesters. What courses you can take depends on Gothenburg university agreement with your university and on your qualifications. Please note that you have to be nominated by your home university before applying. Check here list of courses for exchange students.

Undergraduate studies

Gothenburg university have around 100 courses taught in English in a variety of fields. It also offer two programs, one in Software Engineering and one in Classical Music. Here is the list of bachelor’s courses & programs and if you know Swedish there are a large number of programs and individual courses to choose from Swedish website.

Graduate studies

Gothenburg university have around 60 international two-year master’s programs, in the fields of: Social Sciences, Science, Business, IT, Educational Science, Health, Arts, Music, Fine art, Design and Crafts. It also offer around 300 individual courses taught in English, here is the list of master’s courses & programs

Doctoral studies / PhD

In Sweden, doctoral programs imply four years of full-time studies. You apply for a doctoral position and are then employed by the University during your four years of study.

Please follow this link to know More about doctoral studies on the research pages.

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