Halmstad University, Sweden



Halmstad University is a medium sized university. It is a young university of great multiplicity, where many fields of study are offered to students of all interests.

 
An international student is a student who organizes his/her studies in Sweden independently. They apply directly to the Swedish application system and are not tied to any special agreements. This differentiates them from an exchange student, who applies within an exchange agreement between two universities.
On these pages you, as a international student, will find all the information you need about studying at Halmstad University; from how and when to apply to information on accommodation, the academic system and rules and regulations. Browse through the pages and become familiar with Halmstad University, Halmstad and Sweden!
If you have further questions you are always welcome to contact the International Department, via the link above.

 

The road to your success starts here:

Whether you want to work in innovation or information, as a business manager, environmental strategist or personal health advisor, or launch your own business or academic career – the road to your success starts here.
Top-ranked programmes empower and inspire
We offer you top-ranked degree programs, in cutting-edge areas such as health innovation, embedded and intelligent systems, innovation engineering, sports and exercise science, business development and international marketing.
 
Get close to professors, research and the job market
Our ideal size gives you full access to our modern, world-class facilities, frequent interaction with highly competent professors who are dedicated to your success, and close connections across academic disciplines. Through internships, mentor companies, collaborative projects with business and public sectors and more, 99% of our programmes include interaction with businesses and organizations in the community.
 

Courses/Programmes Intakes Total Fee Advance Deposit Entry Requirements
Master of Computer Engineering Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK  
16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master in Computer Design & Computer Management Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Management of Innovation and Business Development, Technical Project, 120 credits
 
Sep./Jan. 246 000 SEK 61 500 SEK
 
16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Embedded and Intelligent Systems Sep./Jan. 246 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Information Technology Sep./Jan. 246 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Microelectronics and Photonics, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Technical Project and Business Management, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Prog. in Management of Inn. and Business Development, Start. Management and Leadership, 120 credits Sep./Jan. 246 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Management of Innovation and Business Development, Technical Project, 120 credits Sep./Jan. 246 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in International Marketing, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Strategic Management and Leadership, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Technical Project and Business Management, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Management of Innovation and Business Development, Int. Marketing, 120 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Applied Environmental Science, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Applied Environmental Science, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Sport and Exercise Science - Human Performance, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Master's Programme in Sport and Exercise Science - Human Performance, 60 credits Sep./Jan. 123 000 SEK 61 500 SEK 16 years with IELTS 6.0
Computer Network Engineering, 30 credits
 
Sep./Jan. 61 500 SEK 61 500 SEK ICS or BSc. 2 years with Mathematics with and without IELTS
Nordic Welfare Systems in a Global Era: Theory and Practice, 30 credits Sep./Jan. 40 000 SEK 40 000 SEK Intermediate without IELTS
 
Silent Features:
  • 20 Hours Work Permissionduring term time and Full Time during holidays.
  • Visa Valid for all Schengen Countries.
  • Without IELTS possibility.
  • Almost all Swedes speak fluent English. Many Swedish companies use English as their official working language. 
  • 2/3 Years post Study work possibility.
  • University provide free language support for all of our International students.

 
Programmes in English
 
Engineering

  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Computer Network Engineering, 60 credits

 
Programmes starting Autumn semester 2013
 
Engineering

  • Network Design and Computer Management, 60 credits 

English

  • Academic English for Business and Engineering Students, 60 credits

Second cycle: master/advanced level
 
Engineering

  • Computer Network Engineering, 30 credits
  • Master's Programme (120 cr) in Management of Innovation and Business Development,Technical Project, 120 credits
  • Master's Programme (120 credits) in Embedded and Intelligent Systems, 120 credits
  • Master's Programme (120 credits) in Information Technology, 120 credits
  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Microelectronics and Photonics, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Technical Project and Business Management, 60 credits

 
Business

  • Master's Prog.(120 cr) in Management of Inn.and Business Development,Strat.Management and Leadership, 120 credits
  • Master's Programme (120 cr) in Management of Innovation and Business Development,Technical Project, 120 credits
  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in International Marketing, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Strategic Management and Leadership, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Technical Project and Business Management, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme(120 credits)in Management of Innovation and Business Development, Int. Marketing, 120 credits

 
Environmental science

  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Applied Environmental Science, 60 credits

 
Biomedicine

  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Sport and Exercise Science - Human Performance, 60 credits
  • Master's Programme (60 credits) in Sport and Exercise Science - Human Performance, 60 credits

 
Tuition fees and payment
 
Tuition fees
Students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. Please consult www.universityadmissions.seexternal link  to find out more about application and tuition fees, and whether or not you are required to pay them.
The tuition fee for a specific programme or course can be found under the programme information.
Tuition fees do not apply for exchange students, PhD students or EU/EEA students.
 
Non-EU/EEA students
In general, individuals who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. There are some exceptions to this general rule. The following is a list of criteria which exempts individuals, meaning they do not have to pay tuition and fees. If you do not meet any of these criteria, you are mostly likely required to pay fees.
 
You are NOT required to pay application and tuition fees if:

  • You have Swedish citizenship.
  • You have been granted a permanent Swedish residency permit.
  • You have been granted a temporary Swedish residency permit for reasons other than studies. (Having a temporary residency permit for studies in Sweden does NOT grant you exemption from fee payments).
  • You are a family member of a citizen of an EU or EEA country, or Switzerland , who has temporary or permanent right of residence in Sweden. For more information, please see the website of the Swedish Migration Board: Studying in Sweden - EU/EEA citizensexternal link, opens in new window.
  • You have long-term resident status in Sweden.
  • You have long-term resident status in another country in the European Union and have Swedish residency. For more information, please see the website of the Swedish Migration Board: Studying in Sweden - EU/EEA citizens external link, opens in new window
  • You are applying for or are registered for Third cycle (doctoral) studies. Application and tuition fees are only required for studies at the First cycle (Bachelor) and Second cycle (Master's) level.
  • You are registered at a university or university college outside of Sweden and will be studying in Sweden on a temporary basis as part of an official study abroad programme as an exchange student.

  
Requirements for students who have started a course or programme in Sweden if:

  • You are a registered student at a Swedish University or University college at the time you submit your application, you are not required to pay an application fee.
  • You started a course or programme before 1 July 2011, you may finish that course or programme without paying tuition fees. If you apply for and are given a place in a new course or programme that starts after 1 July 2011, you must pay a tuition fee for the new course or programme.
  • You are combining courses towards a degree (but are not officially registered in a programme), you may finish that course without paying tuition fee if you started it before 1 July 2011. If you start a new course or courses after 1 July 2011, you will be required to pay tuition fees for that course/ courses.

 
For more information regarding residence permits, please see the Swedish Migration Board websiteexternal link, opens in new window.
 
Payment
Once you have received notification of your acceptance to Halmstad University, you will receive an invoice by e-mail for the tuition fee of the first semester. With the invoice you will get information on how and when payment should be made.
The payment should be made by bank transfer.
Payment terms: The invoice is due 10 days after issuance. If payment is not made on time the admission will be cancelled. 
Payment should be made in advance for the first semester. If you have been granted a scholarship, the amount awarded will be deducted from your invoice accordingly.
Once the fee for the first semester is paid, you can apply for your residence permit through the Swedish Migration Board.
Please note that the tuition fee is to be paid in Swedish Crowns (SEK).
Application fee amount will be 900 SEK (Swedish kronor) for students from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland.
 

Application and Admission

All applications for higher education studies in Sweden are made through www.universityadmissions.se.external linkThere are no other application forms available.

Application deadlines

For the SPRING semester:
Available at www.universityadmissions.seexternal linkfrom June, 1st. Application deadline 15th August. (Last date for your documentation to ARRIVE at universityadmissions.se: September, 1st)
 
For the AUTUMN semester:
Available at www.universityadmissions.seexternal linkfrom October, 16th. Application deadline 15th January. (Last date for your documentation to ARRIVE at universityadmissions.se: February, 1st)
 
We accept late applications for the autumn semester 2013
We do not accept applications via email and we do not assess documents without an application. We CANNOT make evaluations of documents via email. 
Application timeline

Late applications

All applications submitted after the deadline are defined as a late application and handled accordingly. Late applicants are given a lower priority in the selection process and may not even be processed if the number of applicants who applied before deadline is very high.
If any documentation which is required for the admission arrives after the deadline for submission of documents, the whole application is defined as a late application.

Admission rounds


Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries have to apply for courses or programmes with an application deadline of 15 January for entry the following autumn semester and 15 August for entry the following spring semester.
An applicant, who is a citizen of non-EU/EEA countries and who applies for a programme or course at Halmstad University in the late admission round (application deadline of 15 April for autumn term and 15 Octoberfor spring term), shall through
written documentation confirm one of the following:

  • Citizenship in an EU/EEA country (e.g. copy of passport)

  • Granted residence permit/VISA in Sweden for the first term of the programme or course applied for.

  • Other factors which demonstrate that the applicant will have a residence permit or has the right, from another reason, to stay in Sweden during the first term of the programme or course applied for.
  • Admission requirements

In order to be offered a place in bachelor's (first cycle or undergraduate) or in master's (second cycle or graduate) courses and programmes, you must first meet certain general and specific entry requirements.

 

Bachelor's level requirements

General entry requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements for bachelor's level studies, all students must:

  • have successfully completed their upper secondary (high school)      education (post-16).

  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an      internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. See English Language Requirements.

    Master's level requirements

General entry requirements
To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must:

  • have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university.

  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the course/program description(s) for more information about language requirements.

    Specific requirements

Most study programs and single subject courses have additional specific requirements. Check the course/program description(s) carefully for detailed information on requirements and documentation. Find your program
English language requirements
Some students with previous university studies may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. See Exemptions

Swedish language requirements

If you want to take your courses in Swedish you must provide information about your knowledge in the Swedish language. You can do so either by providing grades from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent: "svenska kurs B" or "svenska som andra språk kurs B" with a passing grade (Godkänd). Or by taking the Swedish proficiency test, TISUS (Test i Svenska för Universitetstudier).

Documentation requirements

International students must send supporting documentsdirectly to University Admissions, after submitting the online application.
All international students must submit their documentation with a cover sheet. Please note: if the documents are sent directly from your university, a cover sheet should NOT be included.
If you have previously applied online, please seeApplicants who have previously appliedexternal link, opens in new window
Halmstad University does not accept applications or any documents send directly to the university by post or email.

 

For Basic level studies:

 
Records of completed upper-secondary education: Your upper secondary education must be documented with certified copies of the diploma as well as a transcript of all subjects and grades.
 
Only final and officially issued documents are valid.

 

For Advanced level/Master studies:

Your application must be supported by the following documentation:

  • Certificates and diplomas from previous education at an internationally recognized university.

  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester (including course list).

Please note; If your degree was awarded in Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, or the USA, your transcript of record must be sent directly from your university. The cover sheet should NOT be included.

Proficency in English

You are also required to present proof of proficency in English through upper secondary (high school)studies, universitystudies, or an internationally recognized English test(TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge).
Further details on English language requirements

Specific entry requirements

Most study programs and single subject courses have specific entry requirements. Check the course/program description(s) carefully for detailed information on entry requirements and documentation. Find your program

Information specific to your country

For some countries there may be Country specific requirements

 

You also need to submit a copy of the page in your passport

with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document. For more information, please see: EU/EEA students exempt from feeexternal link

Students in their final year

Halmstad University accepts applications from students who are registered for the last semester of their bachelor’s studies.
You must submit an official document stating that you are likely to be awarded the degree by the start of the programme. The document must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office or equivalent of the institution.

How to submit your documents

Please send stamped and signed copies, not original documents.
All documents, copies and scanned documents supporting the application must be stamped and signed by the issuing institution, or a notary public. Please note that applications not supported by officially certified documents will not be processed.
Documents should be in the original language, andin officially certified translations into Swedish, English, French or German, if the original documents are in a language other than the Scandinavian languages.
Please avoid staplers, paper clips, and documents with text on two sides.

Send in your documents to:

Please note that the delivery and postal address are the same; a delivery service does not need a street address for us to receive your documents.

University Admissions in Sweden

FE 1

SE-833 83 Stroemsund

SWEDEN

 
Bring the original Bachelor degree and transcripts as well as the English translation. You need to present the original degree and transcripts to Halmstad University when you apply for the Master degree or we will not be able to issue the Master's degree.
 

English language requirements

For courses and study programs where English is the language of instruction, the English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary level (post-16) in Sweden, called English B or at the lower level, called English A. At Halmstad University the required level varies so please check the course/program description thoroughly.
If your secondary school qualifications in English are not considered to fulfill this requirement, you must submit the official results from an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS.
Please note: These results are applicable from 1 December, 2010

English A: minimum limits to fulfill the requirement

IELTS, Academic modules:
An overall mark of 5.5 and no section below 5.0
TOEFL, Paper based:
Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score: 530
TOEFL, Internet based:
Score of 17 of (scale 0-30) in written test, total score: 72

English B: minimum limits to fulfill the requirement

IELTS, Academic modules:
An overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL, Paper based:
Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score: 575
TOEFL, Internet based:
Score of 20 of (scale 0-30) in written test, total score: 90
NB! TOEFL Examinee Score Records are not accepted.
All TOEFL test results must be sent straight from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to University Admissions, the institution code is SWEDEN 3477. Copies are not accepted.
Certificates from universities are not accepted as proof of your English language proficiency. Neither Institutional TOEFL, nor the TOEIC-test is valid for academic purposes in Sweden.

English proficiency from previous university studies

BSc degrees from the following countries fulfill requirements of English language proficiency. Please note that the degree must be completed before it can be accepted as proof of English language proficiency.  

  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering/Technology from Pakistan or India (4-years' studies).
  • Bachelor of Science (pass degree) from Bangladesh with English as one of the main subjects.
  • African applicants: 4-year Bachelor's degree from countries that have formerly been members of the British Commonwealth (from a university with courses conducted in English only).
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in English (this is valid for applicants from all countries).
  • Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognized universityexternal linkwith all courses conducted in English only.
  • 30 credit points (conducted in English only) from university studies in any of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden). Please note that your university must confirm that all credits were conducted in English - a certified document must be included in your application package.
  • Notification of selection results

You will find your Notification of Selection Results (Admission Letter) through your pages at www.universityadmissions.seexternal link.  Students will receive two Notification of Selection Results, one after each of the two selection rounds. The results of these selection rounds will be presented in your Notifications.

Understanding your results

  • Admitted -means that you are admitted.
  • Reserve - means that you are NOT admitted. You are on a waiting list for positions at the program. If the students who have been admitted to the program turn down the offer we can admit some of the reserve students. Most of these positions only become available at the very beginning of the semester.
  • Deleted -means that you have been offered a place on a study program you gave higher priority to in your application, or that you did not meet the entrance requirements: you are NOT admitted.

Print your Notification of Selection Results (Admission letter) from your personal account at Universityadmissions.seexternal link. We will not send any admissions letter by post.
The authenticity of the letter will be verified online, by the Swedish Migration Board.
You must reply to your first Notification of Selection Results in order to keep the places you've been offered, or to be placed on the reserve list for the second selection round. If you are admitted in the second selection round, you do not need to reply.
Please note, if you do NOT intend to start the program/course you have been admitted to, please informs us via the International Department
It is NOT possible to defer the admission, it is only valid for the specific semester which you have been admitted to!
Problems with: PASSWORD, PINCODE or DATE OF BIRTH can only be addressed via universityadmissions.seexternal link
 
How can we help you?!
 
As your International Educational Advisors we want to provide the best service and support possible for our international students. We want to support you in any way that we can and make your transition and stay in Sweden as smooth and seamless as possible.
 
We can help with academic questions about: Course and program planning, registration, policies and more. As well as non-academic support: Study permit, Work permit, Temporary Resident Visas and more.
 
You're welcome to come see us for an appointment, a drop-in, email or call us!
 

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