During the 70s, the university is established , the origin of the technical base year is started and the first civil engineers graduate. Luleå University College is established on 1st of July 1971. Luleå University of Technology is the first in Sweden with a new technology that scales up production of nano-cellulose from forest residues.
When you become a student at Luleå University of Technology, you get an education that is of high quality. We are confident that we can provide you with a world class education.
Talented researchers – who are also your teachers, university very good contacts with companies and other employers, plus high marks in evaluations of the quality of our programs – ensuring you get a really good education.
The Career Center is available to help students increase their attractiveness on the labour market.
At the International Office of Luleå University of Technology, we will do our very best to serve you during your stay. We know the regulations that apply for exchange students in Sweden. We also know the university and we have access to a wide contact network of colleagues in universities all over the world.
Luleå University of Technology guarantees housing for all Exchange students on university exchange programmes and and Master’s students who pay tuition fees or hold tuition fee waiver/scholarship under the condition that the Application for Accommodation form is filled out.
For all other International students that are not guaranteed accommodation we recommend to start looking for an accommodation as early as possible.
You need a library account to be able to use the services in the library, for example borrow books and order interlibrary loans. Everyone from the age of 18 can get a library account.
You can use the account at these libraries:
It is important that you obtain sufficient health (dental care included) and travel insurance in your home country. You will not be able to do this in Sweden. EU/EEA citizens and citizens from certain countries, which have a mutual health insurance agreement with Sweden, do have the right to the same medical benefits, even though they are non residents in Sweden.
Studying at Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå gives you access to a campus with library, sports center, student counseling, learning center, restaurants, cafés. By joining the Student Association you can participate in sports activities, use of rehearsal studio, visit the student pub, movie nights and other activities.
Student sports at Luleå University of Technology (StiL) is considered as one of Sweden's absolute best. For those who like physical activity, Luleå University of Technology is the right place to be. At StiL on campus in Luleå you can choose from a wide range of sports activities.
There are two student unions at Luleå University of Technology: the Student Association of Engineering and Luleå Student Union. They work to ensure that students at Luleå University of Technology have the best education, lead rich social lives, and are well prepared for the labour market.