High quality teaching, flexible forms of study, professional contacts and satisfied students are factors placing Karlstad University among the top six universities in Sweden in terms of first choice applicants. The students are engaged and involved in the follow-up and improvement of courses and programmes.
At Karlstad University we conduct research both in traditional academic disciplines and in multidisciplinary research environments and research groups. Listed below are some of our major research centers.
Karlstad University offers employees many opportunities for skills training and support related to career development. The links below present different types of career support
The University Administration and Central Services is headed by the University Director and comprises:
Karlstad University has a collaboration with a dwelling company called KBAB.
This company can provide living quarters near the university to our foreign students.
The Swedish authorities require you to provide evidence of insurance when applying for a residence permit..
If you are a European student you must bring your European Health Insurance Card.You are then entitled to use the public medical services on the same conditions as Swedish citizens for emergency medical care.
Karlstad University is situated in an area just outside the city centre. It can easily be reached by bicycle, bus, train or car.
The Graduate Student Association is a part of Karlstad University's student body. We represent all doctoral students.
The association is dedicated to providing quality service and support to all 300+ doctoral students. We safeguard your rights by representing the interests of doctoral students in relation to the university - either directly or by appointing representatives of doctoral students in the university's central committees and a number of other committees.
We sponsor and organize lectures on doctoral related subjects, as well as seminars and workshops that focus on the interests of postgraduate students.