Halmstad University

Halmstad, Sweden
Halmstad University is a leading institution of higher education and research in unique, cutting-edge areas that give you more opportunities to make a difference today and in the future. It gives you greater access to world class facilities, more frequent interaction with highly competent professors who are dedicated to your success and a peaceful place to live and learn.



In 1983, Halmstad University was recognised as an independent institution. At that time, it had a few hundred students and a staff of 40 people.


Halmstad University is one of the most popular universities in Sweden. The University is not only known for its progressive education and small classes, it also performs outstanding research that has been internationally acknowledged. Furthermore, the University is playing an increasingly important role for local companies and the region's development.


The University is leading the way in three key areas of strength in academics and research – Information Technology, Innovation Sciences and Health and Lifestyle – with their broad base of expertise and unique specialty competence.

The post-graduate degrees and research in Information Technology are world class. The embedded and intelligent systems, for example, are internationally recognised.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Halmstad University!


Student services

If you have further questions you are always welcome to contact the Student Affairs Department.

Library services

The library is here to help you in your research and studies; therefore, it has at its disposal the best information resources within the university’s fields.

Databases, books and journals give unlimited possibilities to study, enabling you to become inspired, therefore, helping you to obtain knowledge.

Student Life

Campus life

We’re located in one of Sweden’s greenest, most liveable and most innovative small cities, in Halland province on the beautiful southwest Swedish coast. Halmstad offers you a peaceful study environment and an inspiring seaside and riverside setting that includes Sweden’s most famous beach – Tylösand.

Being a small city, Halmstad enables close relationships between students and between the university and businesses in our community. Halmstad’s ideal size also makes it convenient to get around. Just a few minutes by bicycle or bus takes you from campus to the city centre, sandy beaches or forested Galgberget Hill. Still, Halmstad is close to big city life when you need a change of scenery.

Sports facilities

Anyone interested in sports can really have their share of all kinds of sports activities. If you want to work out, you either join the University Gym on Campus, or one of the many around the city. Apart from that, there are plenty of forests and green areas with jogging tracks, hiking and biking trails, as well as canoeing possibilities.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees