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Jönköping University

Jönköping University

Jönköping University


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International Profile

JU was recently ranked among the top 25 universities in the world in student mobility (U-Multirank, 2021) and is one of the top universities in Scandinavia in terms of international student exchange- offering great possibilities to study abroad during a program. We offer a truly multicultural environment with 2,400 international students from about 120 countries. Approximately 50% of the students and faculty at our business school are international.

High-Quality Education and Research

Our education is research-based which means that we integrate the latest research into our teaching. Our business school, Jönkö ping International Business School, is ranked among the top 95 business schools in Europe by The Financial Times ( FT 2021 and 2022) and our master's in management have been ranked top 100 globally (FT 2021,2022 and 2023). We also belong to a select group of top business schools holding prestigious double accreditation from both EQUIS and AACSB. Learn more about our rankings and accreditations.

The School of Engineering is one of Sweden's largest educators of engineers and world-leading when it comes to research within materials and manufacturing technology. The school is accredited by ACEEU International Accreditation (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities) and is a member of the Conceive Design Implement Operate CDIO Initiative. The School of Education and Communication is part of the global ranking of academic subjects in communication by the Shanghai Ranking The School of Health and Welfare is accredited by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).

Combination of theory and practice

There's an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the education at JU and students get the opportunity to practice what they're learning within most programs through company projects, case competitions, internships, group work, and much more. JU has 800 partner companies for collaboration purposes.


Approximately 90% of our students gain employment within two months after graduation, one of the highest rates among universities in Sweden.

What does Jönköping have to offer?

Jönkö ping is a beautifully situated city, surrounded by lakes with stunning waterfront views and a long beach in the city center. It's a city with a lot to offer- stylish bars and restaurants, cozy cafes and shopping streets theatres and music venues, and even a large mall with shopping, restaurants, and more. There are lakes where you can row, kayak, and do other water sports and many beautiful parks and nature close by where you can enjoy some leisure time.

A Student City in a Great Location

Jönköping was recently ranked among the 10 best student cities in Sweden (, 2023). The city is well placed in the southern part of Sweden with good connections to the major cities in northern Europe. JU's campus is located in the heart of the city, which makes it a perfect spot to set out and explore.

City of Dreamhack

Dreamhack is one of the world's largest LAN parties and is a great example of the young entrepreneurial spirit that has put Jönkö ping on the map. It's hosted twice a year in Jönkö ping and has attracted over 300,000 visitors to the city since 2001.


Sport is a big deal here and there are a huge amount of sports associations and clubs to join and year-round sporting events to enjoy! Top 5 things to do in Jönkö ping Anas- JU student ambassador- lists his top 5 things to do in Jönkö ping, and the best part - it's a series! Watch part one here!

A hub for academic excellence and international success

JIBS stands out not only for its academic achievements but also for its international profile. The school is globally connected with strong ties to the international business world. Almost half of the staff and 80% of the master’s students have a foreign background, contributing to preparing graduates for success in the international job market.

JIBS scores high on international mobility and the proportion of international faculty has earned JIBS the top spot in Scandinavia.


Admission requirements for undergraduate studies

All students must fulfill the general and specific admission requirements for the program they are applying to. For undergraduate/bachelor studies, the selection is made based on high school/upper secondary school results.

Eligibility requirements include

  • A high school diploma which entitles the student to university studies in his/her home country.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades NOTE: Students in their final year of high school/upper secondary school, can only apply through our local JU admission and only if the following criteria are met: official semester grades for all high school years including the second-to-last semester of the final year can be submitted and the final official diploma/certificate can be presented by the introduction week in August.
  • Predicted grades are not accepted, with the exception of IB Diploma students who are allowed to submit predicted grades if semester grades are not available.
  • For bachelor programs at the business school, you must have
    • completed social science, history, or geography courses in high school/upper secondary school (equivalent to Samhällskunskap A at Swedish gymnasium).
    • Completed math studies in high school/upper secondary school (equivalent to Matematik 3b, 3c, or Matematik C at the Swedish gymnasium) which gives you the knowledge to use functions such as logarithms, exponentials, polynomials, and power functions. Furthermore, you should be familiar with the concept of derivatives and the slope of a curve and be able to formulate, analyze, and solve simple mathematical models.
  • For our Engineering bachelor program in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, and for our bachelor program in Prosthetics and Orthotics, maths and science requirements are higher than in other programs. Contact us for more specific information related to your country.
  • A copy of your passport (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a copy of a valid identity card that clearly states citizenship).
  • Letter of Motivation - The motivation letter should be no longer than 1000 words. Work experience that relates to the program is considered an asset.

Admission requirements for the master programs

All students must fulfill the general and specific admission requirements for the program they are applying to.

Required documents

  • Bachelor's Diploma from a recognized university: Note: If you have not yet received the diploma, but are in your final year, you may submit documentation from your university, certifying that you are an active student in your last semester. The document must be issued through and certified by a representative of the Academic Registrar's Office, the Examinations Office, or equivalent.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades *
  • Copy of your Passport (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may submit a certified copy of a valid identity card that clearly states citizenship in place of a passport copy).
  • In addition, each program has specific prerequisites. Please check the specific requirements for each program (listed in the "Facts" section on each program page) before filling in your application form.
  • Letter of Motivation- The motivation letter should be no longer than 1000 words. Work experience that relates to the program is considered an asset.
  • We do not require a GMAT, GRE or CFA, but a good score may strengthen your application to some Master&rsquo's programs at Jönkö ping International Business School. You are welcome to send a certified copy of your test result with your application.

Language Requirements

All applicants to programs (and summer courses) are required to meet the standard English language requirements corresponding to English 6 in the Swedish upper secondary school system.

Everyone can meet the requirement by achieving the required score on an internationally recognized English test. Completed upper secondary and university studies in some countries can also fulfill the requirement.

  • Accepted tests and minimum results required
  • Exemptions to the English test

Visa Requirements

All students should have a valid passport for the period of their study in Jönköping.

If you need an entry visa depends on where you come from. The lists of countries whose residents require a visa can be found at the Government Offices of Sweden. You should also confirm possible visa requirements with the Swedish consulate or embassy responsible for your home country.

Scholarships and Funding

Students admitted to JU bachelor or master programs have the opportunity to obtain a scholarship and/or financial support. Below you can find useful information about the different options according to the country you come from and program level.

JU Scholarship (all non-EU/EEA countries)

Scholarships from Jönköping University

Jönkö ping University offers scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a percentage of the fee for the duration of the program. The scholarship application is open from when the program application opens in October until 15 April.

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden around the world. SI works in the fields of culture, education, science, and business to strengthen international relations and development.

Students with a nationality from the following countries may apply: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you are interested in applying for the SI scholarship please follow the steps:

  • Apply to a JU Master program at JU through the central application "Universityadmissions" through link external link, which opens in a new window. by the deadline of 15 January 2024.

You can find information about our Master's programs here.

  • Between 9 to 28 February 2024 apply to the Swedish Institute scholarship through the SI application link external link, which opens in a new window.
  • If admitted to the JU Master program and granted the SI Scholarship, the Swedish Institute will inform you about the granted applicants on 25 April 2024.

Important: Make sure to include all the requested documents in your applications and respect the deadlines. Incomplete applications and late applications will not be considered.

The scholarships are coordinated by the Swedish Institute External link, which opens in a new window. and will cover both living costs and tuition fees.

JU offers scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a percentage of the fee. The scholarship application is open until 15 April.

For more information, please contact Jönköping University or visit the website.


Jönköping International Business School solidifies its position as a leading European Business School

On 4 December, the Financial Times published its latest ranking of the top European Business Schools. Climbing another six places from last year’s ranking to 82nd place, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) once again affirmed its status of excellence among the top European business schools.

Financial Times ranking The Financial Times (FT) conducts annual rankings of business schools and different types of business programs. The FT rankings are highly regarded across the globe and build on a range of data, including information from previous graduates.

In 2021 and 2022, JIBS was ranked among the top 95 in FT's European Business School.

Financial Times Ranking Masters in Management 2022 JIBS also ranked top 100 in FT's Masters in Management 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Awards and Accolades

  • Ranked among the 5 best student cities in Sweden (, 2022)
  • Winner of 2021 European "Access City Award" (European Commission)
  • Ranked # 2 Sport City in Sweden (2020)
  • Best Municipality (Outdoor Life, 2020)
  • Vä there's a city beach- named one of the world's best places for swimming (CNN, 2020)
  • One of the healthiest cities in the world, when it comes to elderly care (CNN, 2014)


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Why study at Jönköping University

What is Jönköping University best known for?

Jönköping University is one of the most international universities in Sweden in terms of the number of international students and faculty as well as student-exchange opportunities. Research is also largely internationally focused, which translates into internationally relevant programs and courses.

We’re home to Jönköping International Business School (the first school in Sweden to gain both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation) and have a strong focus on entrepreneurship throughout the university.

Outside of the classroom, we’re known for our exciting Introduction Week, which has been rated one of the best in Europe, as well as our very active and international student union that offers students loads of extracurricular activities, events, trips, etc.

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Campus Life & Facilities

The university has a newly built Campus Arena, for sports, as well as an on-campus gym with discount memberships for students. We have a Service Center open on campus for questions as well as a career centre, modern library, group rooms, restaurants and cafés on campus.

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  • Jönköping

    Jönköping International Business School P.O.B. 1026,

    • Gränna

      Bergsgatan 38, 563 32 , Gränna