Geographically, Mid Sweden University is located in the middle of Sweden, right at the heart of northern Europe. It is a young university, but its roots go back more than 150 years, to 1842.

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Today, Mid Sweden University has campuses in Sundsvall and Östersund, and approximately 13 000 students. About 60 per cent are campus students, while the rest engage in distance education via web-based courses and programmes.

Every year, students from all over the world come to study at Mid Sweden University, and we firmly believe that the international element of any education is a measurement of quality. We have a number of partnerships with universities around the world for the exchange of students and staff members and we offer courses for international students at both of our campuses.

Mid Sweden University provides higher education of a high quality at undergraduate, post-graduate, and research study levels. We offer a wide range of programmes and courses every year, also programmes taught completely in English. 

At Mid Sweden University, study programmes and research are naturally combined. In certain subjects, students can continue with a research programme, after their completion of courses at the basic and advanced levels. Research and collaboration with trade and industry and different organizations are important parts of our activities, as it provides our students with an education close to reality and valuable placements. At the same time, companies and organizations are provided with the latest research and are able to recruit highly qualified personnel.

One of the main characteristics of Mid Sweden University is the combination of the intimacy of a small college and the educational variety and resources offered by a large university. At Mid Sweden University, there is close contact between students and teachers and no one runs the risk of getting lost in the crowd. It is the intimacy and sense of togetherness that students forward as one of the most prominent advantages of Mid Sweden University.

Figures in brief


2 campuses
13 500 students
1000 employees
355 courses
45 Bachelor's programmes
32 Master´s programmes