Top 3 reasons to study here

  • SLU’s special strength is its combination of solid curiosity-driven research and well-developed operations relating to the need for knowledge.
  • SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources.
  • SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences.



SLU was founded in 1977 by merging the erstwhile agricultural, forestry and veterinary university colleges, the Skara Veterinary Institute and the School for Forest Management in Skinnskatteberg.


SLU has the following objectives for education at Bachelor's and Master's level:

  • The teaching meets rigorous demands in terms of science and teaching as well as the needs of society regarding competence in the fields in which SLU is active.
  • Courses and programmes are attractive and competitive from both a national and an international perspective.
  • The volume of education is greater than in 2009 with a large proportion of students at Master's level.
SLU has the following objective for continuing, further, and contract education:
  • We provide attractive programmes in lifelong learning through academic-level training in SLU sectors


Research and doctoral education stand for 70 per cent of SLU's turnover. Sound basic research is combined with more practical studies to solve concrete problems. The researchers often work interdisciplinarily.


The Study and career advisers can act as your sounding board and as someone to talk to when thinking about your studies and your choice of career.

We are there to support and guide you, whether you are thinking about becoming a student or you already are one. All study and career advisers have an obligation of confidentiality and our basic view is that we always take the students life situation into account and act on the basis of an overall perspective.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (11)
Agriculture & Forestry (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences


Student services

The Service Centre offers assistance in various practical issues to visitors, students and staff at SLU.

Housing services

Once you have been accepted as a student at SLU, it is time to think about accommodation options. Finding an appropriate place to live can be a difficult, competitive and time-consuming process. The earlier you start looking and applying for accommodation, the more alternatives you will have. Once you know where you will be studying, the best thing you can do is to put your name in an accommodation queue. The more queues you are in, the better chance you have of finding accommodation.

Library services

The SLU University Library works with, and contributes to developing, scientific communication. The library also supports researchers, students and employees in order to strengthen the quality of SLU's research and education. Visit us in Umeå, Uppsala, Skinnskatteberg or Alnarp.

Medical services

The Student Health Centre (Studenthälsan)

The Student Health Centre operates as a health service for all SLU students, and works predominantly with study-related healthcare, medical advice, and crisis assistance. The Student Health Centre works in connection to the district Healthcare Centre, which provides general medical care.

Student Life

Campus life

SLU’s campuses and research facilities are spread throughout Sweden, with three main campuses located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala. Though each campus differs in size and structure, they all have a warm, friendly and inspiring atmosphere. SLU currently has over 4000 students and 700 research students enrolled and conducts a range of teaching and research activities throughout the country.

Student clubs

Like all students in Sweden, those at SLU have the opportunity to become a member of a student union. At SLU there are eight different student unions, and students can join one union depending on the programme they are enrolled in

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.

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