The City

Sundsvall is located about 400 kilometres north of Stockholm and with its approximately 94 000 inhabitants, it is one of the biggest cities in Northern Sweden. Sundsvall is a well-reputed student city, in which the trade and industry, the municipality, and the university prioritise the students. In Sundsvall you will find a great number of athletic clubs and several fitness facilities, 300 km of tended skiing tracks, and five slalom slopes. The city centre of Sundsvall, with its many cafés, is usually called "the stone city," because it is characterised by its beautiful late 19th century stone houses in Renaissance style. Shopping is a sheer pleasure in this fine-looking environment with it's 200 shops, there is also the shopping metropolis "Birsta."

Student life on Campus

Campus Sundsvall is situated a short walk from the centre of the city. It has lovely scenery, with leafy groups of trees and a beautiful promenade along the river "Selångeersån." "Åkroken"—the heart of campus—is built as a city within the city. Sundsvall campus provides a lot of different facilities; an outdoor volleyboll sand quart and a basket ball quart is located on campus. Close by is the Student Union House, with a student pub, restaurant and common areas. Here you will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as parties, pub evenings, student competitions, and a whole range of other activities. There are several students' associations to enrol in for those who want to practice sports, work with the students' union's magazine or sing in a choir.

More about Sundsvall

Tourist information: Visit Sundsvall
Maps: Sundsvall city map
Sundsvall campus map


The City

Östersund, with approximately 60 000 inhabitants, is located about 180 kilometres to the northwest of Sundsvall. Östersund is the number one winter city. The short distance to the mountains and the country's top down hill centre "Åre" make many students choose Östersund as their city of studies. But the city and its surroundings have a wide range of recreational activities to offer the year around. The closeness to the stunning wilderness offers numerous opportunities for trekking as well as fishing and skiing.

Student life on campus

Campus Östersund, inaugurated in 2002, is situated a few minutes walk from the main shopping street in the centre of the city. The new city district with the university, which formerly was a regiment, has been carefully renovated, built out, and transformed into a welcoming campus. The students' union in Östersund has its base in "Studenternas hus" in the midst of campus.Also in the evenings this is a natural meeting-point on campus—the perfect place for after-work, meetings, and dinners. In case you yourself would like to arrange a dinner, a meeting, a party, or work on any of the pub evenings, you just have to sign up for it. In "Studenternas hus" there is always something going on.

More about Östersund

Tourist information: Visit Östersund
Maps: Östersund city map
Östersund campus map


Student unions

Student unions are organisations of students for students. They exist to represent your interests and ensure you receive a good education and the social aspects of student life. They organises welcome activities in the start of each semester, followed by different social activities, parties and trips during the rest of the semester.
Student Union on campus