Who is a tourist? Why do they visit particular destinations? How can we create sustainable practices and places? We are looking for students who question the way the world works. We are looking for students who want to know how tourism can help people, what tourism can do for communities and what the challenges for the future of tourism are. Students from all over the world and from any background are welcome to apply.
The focus of the program is to provide students with the knowledge to succeed. We do this by offering a balanced combination of theoretical knowledge and applied practical examples. Students will work with destinations to plan for the future; they will visit heritage sites and think about how these sites present themselves to the public; and they learn through real examples of research being undertaken in Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. We also expect all out students to go on the exchange – what better way to experience tourism than by traveling and learning as part of your studies?
Join Our International Community
If you are interested in working at an international level within the tourism industry or with sustainable tourism, then you are strongly encouraged to apply. Our graduates work in a variety of fields in positions such as regional tourism officer, event organizer, and management consultant. You need to have completed your upper-secondary studies within any area of study. Further, you must be able to demonstrate a strong level of English proficiency.
Entry Requirements (Academic Year 2018/19)
Specific Entry Requirements
General entrance requirements for study at university level, and Mathematics B/Mathematics 2a or Mathematics 2b or Mathematics 2c, Social Sciences A/Social Sciences 1b or Social Sciences 1a1 + 1a2 and English B/English 6. No knowledge of Swedish is required.
If you have any questions about country-specific English language requirements based on upper secondary studies, please see universityadmissions.se
Tuition Fees*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.
Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment must be paid no later than June 1. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.
If you have any questions about tuition fee payments, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of scholarships available for successful non-EU/non-EEA citizens who apply to the Tourism Destination Development Program.
For more information about scholarships, please visit our webpage about international student scholarships or contact email@example.com.
How to submit an application
Required documents for application
Scholarships for international students with exceptional study results
Research and Knowledge for the Social Sciences, Tourism Studies (7.5 credits)*
Tourism Principles and Practice, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Organizational Theory, Business Administration (7.5)
International Economics, Economics (7.5)
Management Accounting, basic, Business Administration (7.5)
Tourism and Society, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Festival and Event Management, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Tourism Marketing, Business Administration (7.5)
Products and Resources for Tourism, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Experience Management and Marketing, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Sustainable Destination Planning and Development, Tourism Studies (15)
Tourism Studies abroad, 30 credits (or courses at Dalarna University (30)
(Students are expected to study abroad at one of the partner universities in the EU or outside in order to gain additional cultural and educational experience).
Qualitative Research Methods, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Quantitative Research Methods, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Applied Project Work in Tourism, Internship (15)
Event Studies, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Special Interest Tourism, Tourism Studies (7.5)
Bachelor's Degree Thesis in Tourism Studies (15)
*1 credit = 1 ECTS
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism account for 8 percent of the world's jobs and has the highest potential for growth of any industry. International travel alone constitutes more than 840 million tourists annually.
The economic, social and environmental impact of tourism is both significant and vital to the creation of sustainable jobs and an improvement in the quality of life. If you enjoy working with people, then the dynamic and ever-growing tourism industry will provide you with tremendous opportunities to work in positions such as:
- Tourism Market Manager
- Travel Agent
- Hotel Manager
- Regional Tourism Centre Manager
- Conference and Events Manager
- Marketing Director
- Attractions Operations Manager
About the School
At Dalarna University, we collaborate with external parties and society in a great many ways. Our aim is to give you - our students - the means to make a difference in the world.