Halmstad University

Image of Halmstad, Sweden
Location: Halmstad, Sweden
Language of Instruction: EnglishSwedish
Academic Disciplines: Design--Industrial Design
Program Type: Semester or Academic Year
Open to non-KU Students: No
Fulfills KU Core 4.2: No
Fulfills KU Core 5: No

  • Halmstad has a population of 70,000, in the Swedish province of Halland, and is located halfway between Sweden's second and third largest cities, Göteborg (Gothenburg) and Malmö. 
  • Founded in 1983, Halmstad University has 12,000 students, and is known as "The Innovation Driven University".

Industrial Design students may study for a semester or year in Halmstad's Department of Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering within the School of Buisness, Innovation and Sustainability. 

Halmstad, population 70,000, is located on Sweden's west coast, and boasts one of Sweden's most popular beaches, Tylösand. Two of Sweden's most popular art museums, the Halland Art Museum and the Mjellby Art Museum are also in Halmstad. The 17th century Halmstad Castle is one of several architectural highlights along the Nissan River in the center of the city.

Students may earn up to 15 hours of KU credit for a semester. While the exchange is intended for Industrial Design majors, other subjects do teach some courses in English that are available to all exchange students. Students are encouraged to visit Halmstad University's course website to determine if Halmstad offers the selection of courses to meet their graduation requirements. 

View Halmstad's Course Catalog

Halmstad courses and grades will be posted as KU equivalents on your KU transcript and grades will figure into your KU GPA. The relevant KU academic department will make the final decision regarding posting of credit and grades, and their application toward graduation.

Housing placements can be difficult in Halmstad. For Spring 2023 semester exchange students, the Halmstad Student Union is able to offer single dormitory rooms and one room apartments to admitted exchange students.

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Students need a minimum GPA of 2.8, and approval from the KU Industrial Design faculty to be eligible for this program.