Linnaeus University
“An attractive international learning environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship. and utility"

Since 2002, Linnaeus University (formerly The University of Kalmar) has welcomed SUNY College at Oneonta students in the Music Industry. Now, an expanded exchange program with Oneonta, all majors may apply and students may select from a large inventory of courses offered in English.   Sweden is known for being an amiable, beautiful country and is ideal for first-time student travelers for semester or academic year studies.

Sweden is extremely hospitable to students and tourists.  Known for its international commerce, research and development in science and technology, Sweden is also revered for its spectacular mountain views and natural beauty.  Spring and summer are beautiful and the historic architecture of the cities juxtaposed with modern facilities is intriguing.  There is plenty to do in Sweden, from museums to art, theatre, and discovering its fine cuisine.  Travel to Cophenhagen, Finland, and neighboring countries offers a broader view of the world.

Photo Gallery of Sweden

Location and Demographics
Linnaeus University has three campuses in Sweden. Students choose one of the three campuses.

  • Växjö - The main campus, with the widest course selections for all majors and the largest student enrollment and over 1,000 international exchange students. Fall, Spring, or academic year study.

  • Kalmar, located near the Baltic Sea region and home to the premier Baltic Business School (BBS) and home to the historic Kalmar castle. Fall, Spring, or academic year study.

  • Hultsfred – for Music Industry majors with a “Hard Rock Café” atmosphere.  Known as Rock City, the campus has 350 students. Study abroad in the Spring semester only and take Music & Event Management (see syllabus below) and Independent Research Project.  Students gain valuable, applied knowledge of the European music market and are exposed to a variety of music performances on and off campus. Optional field experience with the “This is Hultsfred” Festival in late May.
    Music & Event Management Syllabus

    Independent Research Project Syllabus

The Campus
“Linnaeus University offers an attractive knowledge environment characterized by high quality and a competitive portfolio of skills. Linnaeus University is a modern, international university with emphasis on the desire for knowledge, creative thinking and practical innovations.”

Visit the LNU Website

Linneaus University Photos

Hultsfred Campus Photos

Course listings in English for Exchange Students


On-campus, year round housing, double rooms.  Furnished rooms, at extra cost, are available on a limited basis.

Application & Deadline

Applications and inquiries should be directed to SUNY College at Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by March 15 for the Fall Semester; September 15 for the Spring semester. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form.

Once the student nominated for the exchange program by the Office of International Education, the student will receive a direct email from LNU on how to complete the host campus online application.

Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in The Office of International Education at 607-436-3369 or visit the OIE at 103 Alumni Hall for complete details.


Duration and Cost
Cost for the semester abroad is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.  Applications for the semester exchange program should be filed with the Office of International Education, Study Abroad Coordinator.

Semester Cost Sheet

Open to all majors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 due to academic rigor of courses and competitive exchange student pool from around the world. 


Contact Us

OIE Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mailing Address: Office of International Education SUNY College at Oneonta 111 Schumacher Hall Oneonta, NY 13820
USA Tel: 607-436-3369 Fax: 607-436-2475

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Prospective Students

Our Location Founded in 1889 in “Honor and Good Faith,” the College is strategically located in beautiful upstate New York. Oneonta is home to the Foothills Performing Arts Center and just 30 minutes to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The campus is surrounded by 360 degree mountain views and is close to the Catskill Mountains. Upstate NewYork is a four-season state with mild summers, cool nights, and beautiful spring foliage. Fall is colorful and winters offer plenty of snow, ideal for snowboarding and skiing. The campus is 4.5 hours to New York City (NYC) by bus and 1 hour from Albany, the capital of New York and a major shopping area.
Oneonta has a progressive, local and interstate bus system running 7 days per week with routine stops on campus. DowntownOneonta is walking distance from SUNY and has local shopping, unique gift shops, restaurants, farmer’s markets, and entertainment in this historic city. A nearby shopping mall is a short distance to the campus by bus.
The Albany International Airport is just over 1 hour away—The OIE office provides free airport pickup for new student arrivals. JFK International Airport is also within reach and has an Airtrack/railway/bus system direct to Oneonta.

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How to Apply

Starting Your Overseas Journey: Step-by-Step
Whether you choose one of SUNY Oneonta’s exchange programs or you find a venue among SUNY’s 500 programs, you’re sure to find a destination that meets your goals and objectives for studying abroad.
Click link below for more information on getting started on your journey:

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