Why choose the University of Borås?


The University of Borås has unique, high-quality Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes relevant to your future career. Several of our programmes can only be found here and we attract students from all over the world. Many of our labs and research environments are one-of-a-kind. Working closely with business, industry, and the public sector, our research and educational programmes are of a high international standard and are relevant to society at large.

Wonderful Borås

The city of culture, the sports city, the textile city, or the shopping town. Yes, Borås can go by different names! One thing is for sure: Borås is growing in every way. We have everything from cosy cafés to large shopping centres, calm forests and lakes to popular clubs and bars, award-winning restaurants to convenient transportation options, with everything in close proximity to our lovely campus.

A strong university

The University of Borås is one of the country's strongest universities with successful educational and research environments. We currently have about 18,300 students and over 800 employees. Learning, knowledge, and innovation happen in an inspiring environment.

Close links to business and industry

The University of Borås has good collaborations in place with the regional business and industry community. We arrange activities together with external actors and the Student Union during, for example, industry conferences and career fairs. We do this so that you will have the opportunity to make valuable contacts while you are studying, something that can increase your chances of landing great work opportunities after graduation!

Unique and central campus

The university's campus is located in the city centre at the end of the central street Allégatan. On our campus, you will find everything you need. In addition to classrooms, we have one of Sweden's best libraries, as well as restaurants, cafés, and a student bookstore.

Easy commuting

The university's campus is within a 10-minute walk of the central station for the city’s trains and buses. If you live elsewhere and commute to Borås, Mecenat offers a student discount on Västtrafik's season tickets. Read more about the discount. (external link)

Sustainable development

For the University of Borås, collaboration around sustainable development in education means that you as a student are stimulated to think critically in your educational programme and given a sound basis for working for and in a sustainable society.


For several years, close collaborations have been in place among the University of Borås, the City of Borås, and the Student Union of Borås to make it easier for you as a student to find good accommodations. Here are some tips on finding accommodations. 

Support and help

During your time as a student, support is available if you need help with, for example, academic writing, study techniques, oral presentations, educational guidance, contact with a social counsellor, nurse, or student ombudsman, or support in reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia or with other disabilities.

Information retrieval

The University Library offers instruction in information retrieval for all students admitted to one of the university's Bachelor's programmes. This is planned together with programme and course coordinators at the Faculties and aims to promote the development of information literacy.

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