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Kristianstad University

Kristianstad University (HKR) is a small but at the same time large university in southern Sweden. The university is gathered in one campus situated just 10 minutes from the town centre of Kristianstad.

Distance Learning Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Kristianstad University was founded in 1977. Today there are about 14,000 students at the campus, situated just 10 minutes from the town centre.


We provide education in Educational Sciences, Natural, Social and Environmental Sciences, Food, Health, and Nursing Care, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work, Computer Sciences, Design, and Engineering, Economics and Human Resources.


Areas of research:

  • Educational Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Environmental and Natural Sciences
  • The Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • History.


  • Students at Kristianstad University acquire not only the knowledge and skills that are most in demand on the labor market but also those that fulfill the needs and requirements of a modern scientific community.
  • Students must be equipped for a professional career in which they apply and renew their knowledge and skills; they must be prepared for change and possess good entrepreneurial skills.


Housing services

If you are a tuition-fee paying student or have received a scholarship at Kristianstad University they will help you to find a room in a student room/dorm during your studies in Kristianstad. You will receive information via email, after you have been admitted, regarding the application procedure.

Library services

Staff and students are allowed to order inter library loans. The purpose of the ordered material shall be studies or work-related. Material held by the library can not be ordered.

ICT services

IT Services is to support all sections, departments and units at Kristianstad University for IT support. The task consists of the management and maintenance of existing systems and also to provide assistance in development projects. We provide the following services: computers, telephony, networks, operations and user support for FirstClass, VPN and wireless network.

Medical services

You are welcome to contact the Student health service if having study related worries or any problems that sap your strength in a way that you cannot manage. Student health service is located in the students union's house. Sending an e-mail for an appointment, is the best way.

Student Life

Campus life

At the university campus you can find everything you need within a short walking distance. There is a library, a restaurant, a café, the student union, health centre and student dormitories all in one place. In the middle of the campus you will find a spacious library with study rooms, computer rooms and open spaces where you can read or relax

Sports facilities

The campus is placed a short walk from the city center and just outside our doors are beautiful trails surrounded by trees, a variation of animals and delta waters. Everyone can enjoy themselves in Kristianstad. Visit some of their sports arrangements (here you can watch the best handball team in Sweden). As a student at Kristianstad University you’ve got really good opportunities to combine studies with sport and exercise. The range is varied from rock climbing to sailing. HKIF (our own sports club) helps arrange different workouts like dancing, football or climbing. If you feel like exploring the nature while working out you can always try hiking, surfing or biking.

Student clubs

Kristianstad Student Union ”KSK” influence the course schedule planning and affects the outcome of all decisions taken at Kristianstad University by having students from the student union representing the students in all meetings. A lot of resources are spent on helping students with education oriented problems. 

Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden

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