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top General Information


Street:P.O. Box 100


Province:Västra Götaland

Post Code:SE-405 30


Institution Funding



Founded 1891 as Gothenburg University College. Became an independent university college with the same status as the two national universities of Uppsala and Lund 1907. Acquired present status and title 1954 through the amalgamation of this college with the Medical College founded 1949.

Academic Year

September to June (September-January; January-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate or foreign equivalent and a documented good knowledge of English. TOEFL test for foreign students (at least 500)

Tuition Fees

International:110,000-400,000 per annum. (SEK)



Accrediting Agency

Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Malin Broberg

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Johan Johansson

Job title:University Director

International Relations Officer : Hans Abelius

Job title:Director, International Affairs

International Relations Officer : Mette Sandoff

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Campus Development and Internationalization

top Divisions

Academy : The Sahlgrenska Academy

Fields of study:Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Aesthetics, African Languages, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religion, Cultural Studies, Dutch, English, Ethnology, Fine Arts, German, Greek, History, History of Religion, Latin, Linguistics, Logic, Modern Languages, Oriental Languages, Philosophy, Phonetics, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Swedish, Theatre, Theology

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Child Care and Development, Communication Studies, Education, Food Science, Home Economics, Nutrition, Pedagogy, Special Education, Sports, Vocational Education

Faculty : Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Fields of study:Art Management, Design, Film, Fine Arts, Handicrafts, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Opera, Performing Arts, Photography, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing

Faculty : Information Technology

Fields of study:Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Software Engineering

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Botany, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Information Sciences, Museum Studies, Peace and Disarmament, Social Sciences, Social Work, Vocational Counselling, Welfare and Protective Services

Faculty : Teacher Training

Fields of study:Teacher Training

School : Business, Economics and Law

Fields of study:Business Administration, Economics, Law

top Degrees

Yrkeshögskoleexamen / Kvalificerad yrkeshögskoleexamen / (Advanced) Post-secondary vocational education diploma

Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen

Fields of study:Computer Science, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Technology

Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Aesthetics, Anthropology, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, European Studies, Film, Fine Arts, French, Furniture Design, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Handicrafts, Heritage Preservation, History, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Leisure Studies, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Museum Studies, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Opera, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Religious Music, Russian, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Sports, Teacher Training, Textile Design, Theatre, Theology, Transport Management, Weaving

Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification)

Fields of study:Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Teacher Training

Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Cinema and Television, Conducting, European Studies, Film, Hygiene, Information Technology, Journalism, Labour and Industrial Relations, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Music, Translation and Interpretation, Video

Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Accountancy, Acting, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conducting, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Display and Stage Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography (Human), Glass Art, Government, Handicrafts, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Human Rights, Information Technology, International Studies, Jewellery Art, Leadership, Literature, Logic, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Musical Instruments, Natural Resources, Opera, Organic Chemistry, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Police Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Swedish, Technology Education, Textile Design, Theatre, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Weaving, Writing

Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification)

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Dentistry, Dietetics, Gerontology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Teacher Training


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences


Fields of study:Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Film, Fine Arts, Food Science, Gender Studies, History, Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Religious Studies, Sports, Theatre, Theology


Also shorter courses, 1-3 semo; Also Executive MBA and Joint Degree Programmes

top Academic Periodicals


Acta Bibliotecae Universitatis Gothoburgensis

Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum et Litterarum Gothoburgensis

Acta series distributed by Gothenburg University Library

Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis

Serial Publications of the various Departments

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2019-2020

Full Time Total:3028

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:862


Statistics Year:2019-2020


Foreign Male:833

Foreign Female:1464

Foreign Total:2297


Updated on 14-05-2020