About the education

As an international student at Halmstad University, there might be a few things that are new to you when it comes to academic education and how the studies are being structured.

Study structure

In Sweden you are in charge of your own studies to a large extent. Full-time studies in Sweden correspond approximately to a 40-hour week, although you might only have a few hours of lectures or seminars each week. Teaching may take other forms, such as seminars, group work, laboratory work and independent studies. Each course or programme is measured in credits, using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 30 credits are equal to the workload of a full-time student over one semester.


Working together with classmates from different cultures to solve a task or writing a paper is a part of your academic studies in Sweden. At Halmstad University we put extra emphasis on this as we believe great results are achieved when different perspectives meet. Teamwork might be challenging at times but will be a valuable experience when building your career.

A group of people gathered around a laptop on a table. Photo.

Teamwork is an important part of the education in Sweden and Halmstad University.