Jönköping University is a young professional-oriented university characterised by a high degree of internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive collaboration with surrounding society. It is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. JU operates on the basis of an agreement with the Swedish Government and conforms to national degree regulations and quality requirements. Both within education and research, Jönköping University has a close cooperation with business and society.

Jönköping University has around 11,000 students, of which 2,000 are international students. The university is one of the top universities in international student exchange and among the best in Sweden in terms of attracting international students. Campus has a truly international and academic environment with students and staff from all parts of the world.

The university is organised as a non-profit corporate group with Jönköping University Foundation as the parent organisation and six wholly owned subsidiaries: the School of Health and Welfare, the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping International Business School, the School of Engineering, University Services and Jönköping University Enterprise.

Sweden has been attracting students from all over the world, who want to go abroad – whether for an exchange or for a full program. At Jönköping University, you will find the right place to improve your skills, to gain knowledge and engage your studies. Here are 7 of the many reasons why Jönköping University is the best choice for you:

  1. International Environment 

Jönköping University is one of Sweden’s leading universities in the area of internationalisation and has an extensive exchange programme with approximately 350 partner universities worldwide. The campus has a truly international environment with students from over 70 countries. You’ll graduate with an internationally-recognized degree and hands-on experience needed for a successful global career.

  1. Global Career 

Did you know that Sweden is the birthplace of many world-shaping companies like IKEA, H&M, Volvo, Skype, TetraPak, Husqvarna, AstraZeneca and Ericsson? Why not kick-start a global career by studying in Sweden at Jönköping University!

  1. Practical Work Experience

The university uses the business world as a platform for education- and many programmes incorporate practical elements (e.g. internships, company visits, guest lectures, case studies, etc.) for students to gain real world experience and create a network.

  1. Highly ranked and accredited business school

In 2015, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), became the first business school in Sweden to receive both EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. Read more about JIBS’ education and research rankings and accreditations.

  1. English is spoken by all

Almost all Swedes speak English well and many Swedish companies use English as their official business language. At Jönköping University, many programs are designed and taught in English- for both Swedish and international students.

  1. Safe and Modern

Sweden is clean and safe, and the standard of living is high. Sweden is listed as one of the most livable countries in the world according to UN Human Development Index.

  1. The town of Jönköping

Jönköping is a student city with great student life. In Jönköping you will find most things around the corner: the long beaches of Lake Vättern; beautiful nature; leisure and sports facilities; the city centre with shops, cafés and restaurants; and a wide variety of culture venues.


All new international students are guaranteed accommodation, provided that they apply for accommodation correctly and announce their arrival in time. The guarantee only applies to admitted students at Jönköping University.

The Accommodation Office cooperates with many different landlords around Jönköping to offer a variety of accommodations to our international students.

Since the campus is situated in the middle of the city centre, there are no housing options on campus. Instead, the student accommodations are spread throughout the city. The various housing options accommodate anywhere between 20 to 550 students.


The following example of a feasible monthly budget will give you some idea of the costs of living in Sweden.

  • Accommodation: 2,400-4,000 SEK depending on location
  • Food: 2,000 SEK
  • Telephone: 300 SEK
  • Monthly bus tickets: 480 SEK
  • Laundry and hygiene: 250 SEK
  • Clothing, hobbies, leisure: 750 SEK