Linnaeus University - [LNU], Vaxjo, Kronoberg

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    Estd 2010established year

    Linnaeus University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The Linnaeus University is one of the well known public university based in Sweden. It has 2 campuses located in Vaxjo and another one in Kalmar. The University offers 150 undergraduate and graduate and doctoral programs in disciplines like Arts, life sciences, Social Sciences, Natural sciences, Technology, Business and Economics.

    Linnaeus University admissions are granted to 44,000 students, out of which 13,000 are full year students and 294 doctoral students. Around 900 students are international students. Linnaeus University offers over 100 programs for a Bachelor degree, and 80 programs for a Master degree, spread across the fields of Humanities, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Technology, Business, And Economics. It also offers various specialized professional courses. There are abundant research opportunities provided to students who want to pursue a PhD.

    It has been a popular choice among universities in Sweden, with countries with the highest number of applicants for the Master’s degree being Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Ghana, and Nigeria.

    Linnaeus University Rankings

    • Ranked at 13th position in the category of Country Ranking by Webometrics
    • Ranked at 1107th position in the category of World Ranking by Webometrics
    • It ranks 13th in the Best Gopal Universities in Sweden and 19th in the Scimago Institutions Rankings.
    Rankings Agency
    #14th Rank in Sweden US News
    #477th Rank in Europe US News
    #1226 Rank Globally US News
    #13th National Rank CWUR
    #1121 World Rank CWUR
    #801-900 World Rank ARWU
    #13th Country Rank UNI Rank
    #1564 World Rank UNI Rank


    Institute Type Public
    Established 2010
    Campus Setting Urban
    Academic Calendar Semester Based
    Courses Offered Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD
    Study Mode On-Campus, Distance
    Total Enrolled Students 33,000
    Total Full-Year Students 13,000
    Total Enrolled International Students 2,000
    Total Full-Year International Students 900
    English Language Requirement IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR
    Financial Aid Grants, Loans and Scholarships
    Official Website

    Linnaeus University Campus

    • Linnaeus University has two main campuses. They are located in the city of Växjö, and of Kalmar.
    • The campuses are renowned for their natural beauty. Växjö has the title of ‘the greenest city in Europe’, due to the amount of area covered by forests and lakes. Whereas, Kalmar is at the shore of the Baltic Sea and has a distinctive old city ambiance.
    • The library at the university is the first one to be LGBTQ certified in Sweden, highlighting the belief of the institution in the promotion of equal rights for everyone along with quality education.
    • Currently, there are over 70 student organizations that are active on the campus. These organizations are based on all the possible activities, such as dance, drama, sports, debate, philosophical, opera, etc.
    • The Student Union of the institution is the first official student body in Sweden to be LGBTQ certified. They ensure that there is equal representation from all the sections and also conduct sensitization workshops on various other important issues.
    • They also organize a number of enthralling events such as competitions, parties, concerts, and trips, for students.
    • There is also a special program devised for international students, known as ‘The Buddy Program’. The intention is to help foreign students get accustomed to the Swedish culture, and provide a comfortable environment in which they feel safe and secure.

    Linnaeus University Accommodation

    • The institution provides accommodation facilities to the fee-paying students. These offers are available at both campuses.
    • The housing is certain only for the first two semesters after which depending on the circumstances, you are guided on further steps to be taken by the student union.
    • To book your residence with absolute confidence an applicant is required to submit their housing application, and pay their tuition fees in full before 15th May.
    • The cost of the dorm room residential services is around 17,500 SEK - 32,500 SEK annually.
    • Housing services outside the campus are also available.

    Linnaeus University Top Programs

    • Distance and On-campus programs are offered by the Linnaeus University. University offers different courses in different languages. They are English, Swedish, French, German, and Danish.
    • Undergraduate program includes higher education diploma, bachelor's degree and high vocational education diplomas. Bachelor degrees are consists of 180 credit with a duration of 3 years or shorter.
    • Graduate programs are offered either in one year or 2 year of duration. It includes higher vocational education programs and variety of disciplines.
    Program Tuition Fees (SEK) Requirements
    Master of Science in Business Administration 269,400  January 15
    Master of Science in Business Administration (International Business) 220,000  January 15
    Master's of Science in Economics 236,400  January 15
    Master's of Science Tourism 219,600  January 15
    Master's of Arts in English 220,000  January 15
    Master's of Electrical Engineering 310,000  April 15 2021
    Master of Science in Information System 146,000  January 15
    Master of Science in Software Technology 310,000  January 15
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration(International Business) 340,500  January 15
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration(Marketing) 337,700  January 15
    Bachelor of Science in Software Technology 465,000  January 15

    Linnaeus University Application Process

    Application Portal - Students are required to apply for Linnaeus University admissions through a common University Portal.

    Application Fee: 900 SEK, non - refundable

    Application Deadlines:

    Semester Deadline
    Spring August 15
    Autumn January 15

    Supporting Documents:

    • Officially certified high school/college transcripts
    • Diplomas or certificates from all the previously attended universities, if any
    • Passport Copy
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Work experience, might be required in some master program
    • English Language Requirement that equates to the level of English Course level 6 taught in Sweden. Below mentioned are the English Proficiency tests along with the minimum score required that are approved and accepted by the institution:
    Test Minimum Score Required
    IELTS  6.5
    TOEFL iBT 90
    TOEFL PBT 575
    Pearson PTE Academic 62

    Linnaeus University Cost of Attendance

    The tuition fee for various programs is tabulated below:

    Categories Tuition Fees per academic year (SEK)
    Humanities/Social Sciences/Law 85,000 
    Natural Sciences/Engineering/Education/Pharmacy 130,000 
    Nursing 140,000
    Design/Music 260,000 
    Medicine/Sports Science 170,000 

    Note: Please note that the residential services charge from 17,500 SEK to 32,500 SEK for a year.

    Linnaeus University Financial Aid

    • The University has two scholarship programs naming Linnaeus University Scholarship and Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student.
    • Students studying master's program are eligible for Linnaeus University Scholarship program. It can applied before the commencement of the program
    • Students already enrolled in 2-3 year programs are eligible for Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student. It can applied after the commencement of the program.
    • The scholarship to study in Sweden will be given on 75% of the tuition fees for one semester. Scholarship can be extended up to 4 semesters

    Linnaeus University Alumni

    • Alumni network of the institution is wide and extensive due to the amalgamation of the preexisting university records. The membership of the alumni club is absolutely free.
    • The benefits include professional contacts, career counseling, university library, job opportunities, and updates regarding ongoing changes at the university.
    • Notable alumni of the university are:
      • Malik Bendjelloul - Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, and Former Child actor
      • Rolph Antoine Payet - Researcher and Speaker on Environmental Issues, first President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, Former Minister of Environment and Energy in the Cabinet of Seychelles, Executive Secretary of United Nations for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention

    Linnaeus University Placements

    • There are a number of events organized for students to get placed in prospective companies. Some of these include Career days, Workplace visits, Guest lectures, Entrepreneur days, and also facilitate access to internships.
    • The institution uses a MyCareer online platform, where it provides unanimous access to all the projects, jobs, and internship opportunities.
    • The other career counseling services offered include -
      • Feedback on CV
      • Orientation of Cover Letter
      • Interview Training
      • Updates regarding the Swedish job market
    • Students can apply for jobs and internships via MyCareer portal.
    • MyCareer portal has career opportunities like internships, part-time jobs, summer jobs, degree projects, full-time jobs etc.
    • A Career counseling service is conducted by the university which supports the students having doubts regarding their career. Career counseling is available for student, alumni and PhD students.
    • The Career counseling also provides services like ways to approach labor market, Feedback on CV & cover letter, information about jobs and internships etc.
    • Students can also attend mentoring program to strengthen their qualification for their careers and professional life. Mentoring program also gives an opportunity in gaining work environment experience.


    Ques. What are the courses offered by Linnaeus University?

    Ans. The university offers 150 bachelor's, master's and PhD programs. It also offers courses in distance mode.

    Bachelor's programs are offered in Applied Mathematics, Nursing, Design, Business, Tourism, Software technology, Marketing and Communication.

    Master's Programs are offered in Aquatic Ecology, Business, Chemistry, Design, Economics, Engineering, Health Science, Information System, Marketing, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Technology and Tourism etc.

    Ques.  What is the admission process for International students in Linnaeus University?

    Ans. International students are required to provide certificate and diploma of previous education with English proficiency proof, high school certificate/Abitur/baccalaureate/GCE-o or A level and copy of passport for admission in undergraduate program.

    Graduate admission requires bachelor's degree along with statement of purpose, CV and country specific requirements.

    Ques. What is the Tuition fees in Linnaeus University?

    Ans. Tuition fees for Law and Humanities program is 110,000 SEK. Engineering and Education program tuition is around 155,000 SEK and Nursing tuition starts from 165,000 SEK.

    Ques. Does Linnaeus University offers placements?

    Ans. Various career events are conducted by the university which offers internships and job opportunities including part-time and full-time jobs. Students can locate jobs via MyCareer portal.

    Ques. Does Linnaeus University offers scholarships for international students?

    Ans. The university offers 2 types of scholarships naming Linnaeus University Scholarship and Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student. Students can apply for Linnaeus University Scholarship before the start of their program and students willing to apply for Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student may apply after the commencement of the program.

    Ques. What is the total enrollment in Linnaeus University?

    Ans. The Linnaeus University has a total student population of 44,000. Out the total enrollment 900 are international students.

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    Linnaeus University Overview

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    Average Cost of Attendance
    $14,302 / Year

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $14,268 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $14,302 / Year


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    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

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    7.3 /10

    It is dynamic and new. It offered what I was exactly looking for. Managerial + technical education.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's good and appropriate. There are possibilities to add more technical but it may affect other student who don't have technical background.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    Following completing my upper secondary I was planning to study in Germany. But then I did not find any course of my interest. After that, I tried to explore the courses in my home country. Then I came across Linnaeus University. And one thing led to another.

    Course Curriculum :

    Currently, I am studying a number of topics such as operating systems and databases. However, its primary focus is on the network and security areas. The administration of networks, mobile, wireless security, and distributed systems is the focus of the course. And this will help me become an expert in the course.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    P G Vejdes väg, 351 95 Växjö

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    Campus Bookstore0.21 km
    Akademibokhandeln2.93 km
    Cultix3.27 km

    Shopping Mall

    Lidl0.57 km
    Teleborg Center0.59 km
    U shine2.90 km
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    MAX0.91 km
    Pizzeria Planeten2.18 km
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    Gothenburg City Airport205.08 km
    Volkel Air Base827.65 km
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