Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to University of Skövde
With a good background you can have a brilliant future. The University of Skövde can give you both. The University of Skövde offers first-class programs and competitive research which attract research scientists and students from all over the world.
The University of Skövde has about 11 000 students (about 4 400 full year students) and offers almost 700 single subject courses and some 50 degree courses. We have around 10 international masters programmes and nearly 100 single courses given in English. We offer Swedish for foreign students and an introduction course to swedish society and culture. The University of Skövde has three Schools: The School of Humanities and Informatics, the School of Technology and Society and the School of Life Sciences.
The University has a beautiful campus that includes a large parkland area forming a natural meeting point for students, staff and visitors. Here you can find the restaurant, library, student union office and the student health service. The newest building, Portalen, is a centre of research and innovation where researchers and the business community can meet in a very special environment. Here you can find Gothia Science Park (GSP), a business incubator that helps students realise their ideas and start new companies. From the university, the city centre and many of the student accommodations are within walking distance.
As a new student at the University of Skövde you can take part in our orientation programme to get familiar with the Swedish academic system, our university and the city of Skövde. The University arranges this introduction in collaboration with the Student Union. The main assignments of the Student Union are to control the quality of the education, to arrange social activities for its members and to help students find accommodation in Skövde. We also have an International Committee (IC), run by a board of elected students. The IC is a part of the Student Union and a member of the European Student Network (ESN), and they also arrange activities for the international students. Furthermore we have several other student sections such as the sports club, the student magazine, the student pub, etc.
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