Why University of Borås is Unique

Not many have perhaps heard of the University of Borås. So where is Borås and why is it unique?


Borås is well located in south-west Sweden, approximately 60km east of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. There are frequent and direct transport (bus and train) between Borås and Gothenburg which is less than an hour away.

The university is located right in the city centre. Everything you need is within walking distance.


One of the main reasons I chose to study here is because The Swedish School of Textiles is truly unique, a front edge university with a leading, modern and innovative research center equipped with full scale textiles manufacturing equipment on site. One of the only five knitting machines in the world is located right here.

The Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at University of Borås has Sweden’s largest education and research in library and information science. SSLIS is a national leader with well-developed cooperation in the Nordic region, Europe and internationally. University of Borås is also the ONLY educational institution in Sweden that has a clear and explicit focus on resource recovery. Research activity is conducted in cooperation and collaboration with the business sphere, cultural sphere and the public sector. The university also offers tuition fee waivers to highly qualified students.


My lecturers and professors are very dedicated and they have invited many guest speakers from various industries to enhance our learning experiences with the external perspectives.

Our international coordinator ensures our studies here are smooth and pleasant. She is always ready to help students and can easily be contacted through email or in the office.

Apart from career advisory sessions, I can always book a private meeting with the career counselor for interview tips and mock interview practices.

There are also many activities organized by the Student Union and ESN Borås, so much going on in this student town.  Check out the various student support and services here.


School has started for nearly 2 months and exams are already around the corner, in less than 2 weeks but it’s been really rewarding and fantastic to work with my course mates from 26 different nationalities. Not to mention, meeting new students from all over the world.


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  • Nakiranda miriam • 16 Jan 2016 at 4.29 pm Reply

    am very impressed

    • Angelina
      Angelina • 24 Jan 2016 at 2.40 pm Reply

      Thanks Miriam 🙂

  • Angelina
    Angelina Ho • 13 Apr 2015 at 11.45 pm Reply

    Hi Stephanie,
    Great to hear that you are coming over to Borås! Have you checked out the ‘International Student – University of Borås’ FB page? There are many updated posts on accommodation as many students are moving during this time of the year. Simonsland and Balder are popular student accommodation, located very close to the school. There are also various housing options in Borås which you can find on ‘Bostäder i Borås’ (link below). If you need to take the bus to get to uni, you may want to take into consideration the additional transportation cost (525 SEK for one-month period card, travel within Borås kommune).

    Hope this helps and all the best in the accommodation search.

  • Stephanie • 7 Apr 2015 at 1.40 pm Reply

    Love your blog posts!
    I am moving to Boras in July for exchange and looking for accommodation! Is there any places you can recommend that provides a great social atmosphere?

  • Angelina
    Angelina Ho • 13 Nov 2014 at 2.35 am Reply

    Hi Jibon,

    As a follow up to your previous inquiry on University of Borås representative in Bangladesh, you may contact Mr Abu Saleh Md Mazed at Steps Ltd saleh@steps.com.bd for advise and registration support. Hope this helps. 🙂

  • Angelina
    Angelina Ho • 27 Oct 2014 at 10.57 pm Reply

    Hi Jibon,

    It’s nice to meet you and great to hear about your interest in University of Borås. There was a recent Sweden Education week in Dhaka held by University of Borås. This event ended last week, however, there might be more of such events coming up. All event information/updates can be found on University of Borås Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofBoras?fref=ts

    Do also check out the several master program offered by University of Borås: http://www.hb.se/en/International-student/Program/

    For scholarships & application information: https://studyinsweden.se/scholarships/

    Swedish Institute (SI) offers study scholarships. I know several students from Bangladesh with SI scholarships. This may be more relevant. However, you may find that information regarding several scholarships/applications is postponed until late November or December. This is because Sweden has recently had Parliamentary Elections, and will have a new Government which affects The Budget Bill.

    SI scholarship: https://studyinsweden.se/scholarship/swedish-institute-study-scholarships/

    University of Borås also offers scholarships. Check out this link: http://www.hb.se/en/International-student/Fees–Fundings/Tuition-fee-waivers/

    I will check with the international coordinator and get back to you regarding the university’s regional office/support in Bangladesh. All the best to you in the applications!


  • Shah Miran Patwary (Jibon) • 26 Oct 2014 at 10.39 am Reply

    Hi Angelina,

    Good Morning.

    I am Jibon and a Textile Engineer by profession. I have completed my B.Sc degree in Textile Engineering on the year 2010. And having a professional experience of more then 4 years, i have decided to complete my Masters degree also in Textile fields.

    And in this criteria my first choice is University of Boras, which is also known as Swedish School of Textile.

    Can you advise me the general procedure and supportive documents required for the Scholarship to study in Sweden? Also i will be glad to you if you can post the useful links that can help me to get the Scholarship .

    And do you have any registered regional office address at Bangladesh for University of Boras.

    I will be waiting to hear from you.

    Thanks and regards
    email- jibon.niki@yahoo.com

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