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Gothenburg - A Student City

Being an international student is so much more than studying and going to class. It is also about creating a life with new friends in a new place, giving you memories that will last a lifetime.

International students in Gothenburg are often particularly pleased with the social life, the campus environment, the transportation services and the city's eco-friendly attitude.


What makes Gothenburg special? Some say it is the fact that Gothenburg is somewhere between a small town and a large city. It's big enough to offer the buzz of a city and plenty of activities, but small enough to feel intimate.

Others say it's the location. Gothenburg is situated on the beautiful Swedish west coast and the city is defined by the harbor and proximity to the sea. It’s easy to leave the city bustling and hop on a public ferry that takes you out to the archipelago. 

Then there is the fact that Gothenburg offers a thriving music scene and a wide range of culture and sports. Many international artists perform in Gothenburg and it is also home to one of Sweden's largest music festivals, Way Out West.

Student life

Gothenburg offers unique opportunities for students. Here you will study in the very heart of the city. We don't have an offsite campus in the outskirts of the city; instead the whole city is our campus.

Gothenburg has more students than any other city in Sweden. You can choose to lead a typical student life, with great study facilities, cosy cafés, student parties and communal student accommodation. But you can also take part in the various events and the diverse cultural scene that Gothenburg has to offer.

Read more about the life of our students in the student blog 

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Fitness and recreation

In the city centre you will find numerous fitness centres, parks and running tracks.

You can also take the bus or tram to the vast hiking areas, jogging trails and unspoilt scenery that await you just outside the city.

Fitness and recreation information at the City of Gothenburg website 

Student owned fitness centres – Fysiken

There are two student fitness centres in Gothenburg, each offering a wide range of activities, such as group fitness classes, ball sports, weight training, dancing, water aerobics, outdoor pursuits, and a variety of courses. As a student you are entitled to discounted membership.

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Nightlife, shopping, cafés and restaurants

Do you enjoy dancing at nightclubs or do you prefer the pub atmosphere? In Gothenburg you will find both. All over the city centre you will find nightclubs, bars and restaurants.

A guide to the central areas of Gothenburg is available at:goteborg.com 

Avenyn 
The main boulevard features nightlife, shopping and restaurants.

The event district
The area for events, exhibitions and entertainment.

Haga
Charming old neighbourhood packed with cafés and shops.

City centre
The compact and bustling city centre.

Järntorget and långgatorna
Relaxed atmosphere, nightlife and culture.

Linné
Cafés and restaurants in the west.

Magasinsgatan
The trendy inner city neighbourhood.

Majorna
Relaxed neighbourhood charm in west Gothenburg.

Rosenlund och Kungshöjd
Historical Gothenburg neighborhood where the old meets the new.

Vasastan
High-spirited atmosphere and art galleries right in the city centre.

Eriksberg and Lindholmen
Modern neighbourhoods at the river-front.

Hisingen
Sweden's fourth largest island. 

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Page Manager: Graduate School|Last update: 10/9/2017
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