Student life

The student life includes so much more than just studies. As a student at Halmstad University you have an exciting time ahead where you will learn about a new culture and make friends for life. We will do our best to make your student experience as good as possible!


The benefits of the convenient format of Halmstad University become particularly evident when you consider the layout of our campus. Within the University area you can find almost everything you need close at hand, such as lecture halls, library, cafés, union buildings and gym. As the campus is always full of life and movement, it is also the natural meeting place for the students of the University.

Comfortable student life

As a Halmstad student, you never have to run around town to go from one lecture to the next. Most of them take place on campus. This makes it easier to get touch contact with students from other programmes, teachers and other University staff. Most of the buildings are new and the premises are consistently kept fresh and clean. When you need a change of scenery, the city centre is nearby. You can go from campus to the centre by bike or bus in a few minutes.

Fem studenter står och pratar framför Högskolans huvudentré, där man kan se texten "Här börjar framtiden".

Test, try, experiment - or just hang out in our high technology lab environments

Halmstad University has several top modern laboratories where education as well as research takes place in adjusted environments. The labs are used by students as well as teachers, researchers and our collaboration partners. In addition to being invaluable in connection to graduation projects andresearch tests, the labs are also great study areas whenever you want to work together and get inspired in a creative environment.

Lab environments

Health and sport for everyone

The Centre for Health and Sport is home to everything that is sports and health related. It holds a large sports hall, workout rooms and premises for teaching and research. There is also a gym, an aerobics room, a spinning room and a climbing wall – all close at hand for students on campus who like to exercise.

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A pleaseant study environment at the University library

The University library, with its quiet study halls and group rooms, is a perfect study environment. It also holds all the course literature for the subjects taught at the University. In addition, there are journals, newspapers and handbooks.

The University library

The Student Union

There are several ways for you to influence your studies during your time at Halmstad University. Getting involved in the Student Union is one way to make a difference.

The Student Union is divided into two main areas. One focuses on education and motivation and the other on study-social acitivites. The Student Union's main task is to ensure that education at Halmstad University is of high quality, that laws and regulations are followed and that students gain influence over their education. The union is also active in student politics, where the goal is to make the student experience at Halmstad University as good as possible.

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Visit the Student Union in the glass corridor.

Visit the Student Union in the glass corridor.


Student associations

Want to sing in a choir, play floorball or develop new innovations? As a student you can find associations that fits your area of interest. If not, contact the Student Union and start at new!

Student representative

As a student representative you get the change to make your voice heard in decision-making processes. Contact the Student Union to sign up.


Membership in the Student Union is optional. As a member, you will get discounts in local shops and cafés, take part in the fresher's week and other events at the student pub.

Contact the Student Union

The City of Halmstad

Halmstad is a big little city. It combines the best qualities of a small town with the vibrance of a bigger city. You can enjoy a balanced lifestyle with a mix of concerts and sport events with relaxation in untouched nature. Many of our students appreciate the closeness between campus, the student accomodations and other parts of the city which makes it easy to spend time together and discovering the surroundings.

It’s easy to get active in the city of Halmstad. Why not try a city sightseeing on a stand up paddle board?

It’s easy to get active in the city of Halmstad. Why not try a city sightseeing on a stand up paddle board?

A bike-friendly city

Exploring the city and it's surroundings by bike is recommended! Halmstad is one of the top bike cities in Sweden, with well-maintained bike roads both in the city and on the countryside. One of the main tourist attractions is Prins Bertil's stig, which takes you from the city centre to the beautiful beach Tylösand. Want a bigger challenge? Kattegattleden is a bicycle route that runs all the way through Halland – from Helsingborg in the south to Gothenburg in the north. The route is lined with picturesque little fishing villages and small marinas with dramatic views of the sea and the surrounding landscape.


Best beaches in the country

Want to take a swim in the ocean at the most beautiful beach in Sweden? Tylösand is the place for you. Halmstad attracts visitors from all over the world because of its perfect location on the west coast, with sandy beaches and sand dunes just minutes away from the city centre. If you prefer more action, enjoy the windy days with some great surfing.

Halmstad is surrounded by 22 beaches where one of them is considered to be the best beach in the country.

Halmstad is surrounded by 22 beaches where one of them is considered to be the best beach in the country.


The city of sports

The city of sports offer options for everyone, whether you would like to do some exercise yourself or prefer to sit in the audience. A good selection of gyms (both indoors and outdoors) and sport associations are available, many of them within the campus area. Halmstad is especially known to be a great golf city with 12 golf courses within in the region.

A short trainride to metropolitan cities

Halmstad is located just in the middle of the west coast, between Gothenburg and Malmö/Copenhagen. You can easily take the train to these cities, it takes about and hour to Gothenburg and around 90 minutes to Malmö. From there you can choose to continue to Copenhagen , just remember to keep your passport ready.

Engage and Socialise

Most people say that their time at the university is the best time of their life. New friends, newfound liberty, new knowledge, new experiences and new relationships.

Take part in the social activities during introduction week! It's a great way to get to meet new friends and get a good start of your study experience.

Involvement is a big part of life as a student. Getting involved in anything out of all that is offered to students, can help you make new friends, create fun memories and have experiences that make a difference on your way to your dream job.

Halmstad University is characterised by momentum andd entreprenurial spirit, which is reflected in the amount of activities to get involved in. The range of areas of interest is wide!

Meeting new friends is an important part of your studies.

Meeting new friends is an important part of your studies.


The University Friendship Organization (UFO)

Take the chance to get to know people from all over the world in one place! UFO is a non-profit organisation at the Halmstad University Student Union, with the aim to help and support international students by arranging activities to make their stay in Sweden as good as possible. Why not take part in their buddy programme where you get paired up with a student from another country to exchange cultural and linguistic knowledge.

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