Halmstad University


A university located in one of Sweden’s greenest, most liveable & innovative small coastal cities

What is Halmstad University best known for?

We are 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. We give 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.

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.

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.

What kind of programmes does Halmstad University offer?

Halmstad University offers programmes and courses in areas including information technology, innovation sciences and health and lifestyle.

Non-degree courses in:

  • Network design and computer management
  • Network security and advanced internet working
  • Media, communications and lifestyle
  • Research and applied work in sport and exercise psychology

Master’s programmes in:

  • Network forensics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Electronics design
  • Nordic welfare
  • Embedded and intelligent systems
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Industrial management and innovation
  • Energy smart innovation in the built environment
  • Information technology
  • Strategic entrepreneurship for international growth
  • Exercise biomedicine – human performance
  • Applied environmental science

What’s the alumni network like?

Many entrepreneurial companies have evolved from Halmstad University. The most well-known international companies are HMS, founded by alumnus Nicholas Hassbjer, and Comfort Audio, founded by alumni Carl Johan Lagervall and August Pansell.

What are the main local industries?

Getinge Group, Albany International, HMS, Comfort Audio, Tylö and Eleiko are well-known international companies in their genre located in Halmstad. Halmstad is also the administrative centre of Halland county, which means that the county administrative board, the county council and the regional hospital are all located in Halmstad.


When admitted to Master’s programme studies at Halmstad University you have the opportunity to apply for two different scholarships, one offered by Halmstad University and one offered by the Swedish Institute.

Halmstad University scholarships

Each year Halmstad University offers a number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland with the requirement to pay tuition fee. These scholarships may be granted to students within any field of study applying to our Master’s programmes at Halmstad University.

The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarship will not cover living costs and there are no grants for family members.

The Swedish Institute scholarships

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, each year administers around 500 scholarships for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue higher education at a Swedish university.

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