Karlstads universitet

country rank  17
world rank  1968

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University Overview

Founded in 1999, Karlstads universitet (Karlstad University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Karlstad (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Varmland County. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Arvika. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige (Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden), Karlstads universitet (KAU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Karlstads universitet (KAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name Karlstad University
Acronym KAU
Founded 1999 Origins date back to 1977
Motto Sapere Aude
Dare to Know
Colours Yellow and black

University Location

Address Universitetsgatan 2
Karlstad (population range: 50,000-249,999)
651 88 Varmland County
T +46 (54) 700 1000
F +46 (54) 700 1460
Other locations Arvika

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Karlstads universitet's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA)


  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium
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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018