Jönköping University

By | December 15, 2022


Brief information

Internationality is very important at Jönköping University. A multicultural community thrives on campus and maintains close ties. Nevertheless, Swedish virtues such as good organization and responsible action can be felt everywhere. Academic tradition is paired with curiosity and professional work. Check psyknowhow for more universities.

In undergraduate and postgraduate courses, students are not only taught academic content, but also the ability to apply it in the real world. To this end, the university maintains its contacts with business and society.

Although it is a private university, it has an agreement with the Swedish government and follows national guidelines and quality requirements for universities. Therefore, Jönköping University is also able to award PhD degrees.

Teaching and research takes place here at four different schools, namely the Jönköping International Business School, the School of Engineering, the School of Education and Communication and the School of Health and Welfare. The business school is even the first in Sweden to have double accreditation. This has enabled some of the best teachers in the subject to join the school.

International students first take part in the so-called Introduction Week. The newcomers get to know each other through social activities and learn more about the academic and organizational aspects of their studies. In fact, the Introduction Week at Jönköping University is considered one of the best in Europe.

Important note: Please note that we can only place applicants for complete courses at Jönköping University. Unfortunately, semesters abroad in Jönköping are not possible with us.

  • Jonkoping University website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1977

University Type: Private University

Number of students: total 10000, international 1500


  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

Academic year:

The academic year at Jönköping University is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • promotion
  • Other courses

Undergraduate students at Jönköping University can obtain a bachelor’s degree. Subjects offered include International Economics, Marketing Management, New Media Design and others.

As a rule, a degree leading to a bachelor’s degree lasts three years.

  • Bachelor courses at Jönköping University


The course is free for students from the EU, including German students.


Applicants for a bachelor’s degree at Jönköping University need the Abitur. In order to be able to take part in the bachelor’s programs at the business school, those interested must also have completed at least one subject in the field of social sciences, history or geography as well as mathematics in high school.

In addition, they must provide evidence of sufficient English language skills based on a minimum score in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

PTE 62
TOEFL (internet based) 90
TOEFL (paper based) 575
  • Jönköping University application requirements


Studies/courses in English

  • Bachelor in Informatics – New Media Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics: Business Administration – International Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics: Business Administration – Sustainable Enterprise Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics: Economics – International Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management – Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics


Jönköping University campus is located in the heart of the city on the southern shore of Lake Vättern. Within a short walk, students can reach all important facilities such as supermarkets, shopping facilities, restaurants and much more.

Of particular note is the library, housed in an old foundry from the beginning of the 20th century, right on the premises. It has been converted into a modern research library and is open 24 hours a day.

The brand new Campus Arena was recently built for sporting activities. Here, students have access to a gym and plenty of space for team sports.

In the immediate vicinity, students will find a whole range of other sports and leisure activities, both indoors and outdoors. Within an hour and a half you can reach Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, by train.

  • Jönköping University campus description


Due to the central downtown location, there is no accommodation on the Jönköping University campus. The options on offer are scattered throughout the city.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Private apartments / hotels

The university town of Jönköping

The city of Jönköping with around 94,000 inhabitants is located in the Swedish province of Småland in the northwest of the country. North of it is Vättern or Vättersee, Sweden’s second largest lake. It offers many opportunities to practice water sports. But activities such as hiking or cycling are also very popular thanks to the varied landscape.

Jönköping was an important trading center and is an old industrial town. The match industry in particular was strongly represented here. Because of these functions, Jönköping is now part of the national interest, which means that the city is of state importance. Today, forestry and agriculture are the main economic elements here.

Jönköping is definitely worth a visit. For example, there is a match museum or the Husqvarna AB factory museum. In the city park you can visit an open-air museum or go for a walk in the small, inner-city Rådhusparken.

Many different events are organized in Jönköping, including the world’s largest LAN party. People who are less tech-savvy can find out more about cultural life in the city in the Kulturhuset and, for example, visit the concert hall for an event.

Jönköping University