As one of the largest universities in Sweden, with over 70,000 undergraduate and master's students, Stockholm University offers unprecedented access to teaching and research facilities. Stockholm University, located in Sweden's capital city, is the region’s center for higher education and research in humanities, law, the natural and social sciences, and a focus for the work of leading international researchers. In the heart of Sweden's only national urban park, the University is surrounded by natural beauty, whilst being only a few minutes journey from the city center.
Top Reasons to Study at Stockholm University
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.
Each department organizes the University's international exchanges. There are four large Faculties (or colleges): Sciences, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences.
Many courses are taught in English in different faculties. Swedish language courses are also available for visiting students.
Semester 1: Early September to Mid January
Semester 2: Mid January to Early June
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Business students should review the information on the CBA Study Abroad
website concerning course articulation.
All other majors can use the Stockholm University Course Search Tool
. Click "Show Filters" to select "English" as the language of instruction. General information on academic programs is available on the Courses and Programmes
webpage. Select courses from a maximum of 2 academic departments. Students should be flexible in their course selection.
All courses are not
listed in the online catalogue, therefore it is important to visit departmental websites
for subject of interest. View course lists from previous semesters
for additional reference.
For questions about eligibility, schedules, course contents, study pace or transcripts please contact departmental coordinators
Full Time Study Load Credits is 30 SU credits. Courses normally contain 7.5, 15 or 30 SU credits. Students can choose four 7.5 credit courses or two 15 credits courses or any other combination. 30 SU credits is equivalent to about 15 SDSU units.
Note: At Stockholm University, SDSU considers Intermediate
level courses as upper-division.
Please note that for most courses there are special eligibility requirements which are determined by the departments. Application to exchange and study abroad program does not guarantee any course registration. Students should be flexible in their course selection. Please also bear in mind that the Stockholm Business School can only confirm any admittance to their courses about a week before the semester starts.
Courses commonly selected by international students
Available both fall and spring
Sweden – Society and everyday life
, 15 hp (100%)
Effective Communication in English
, 15 hp (50%)
Gender and Sexuality
, 7.5 hp
Swedish Film and Television Culture
, 15 hp
Education in Multicultural Society
Japanese Society Today
Available only fall semester
Cultural Studies in English
, 15 hp (50%)
Inequality, Gender and Power in Latin America
Available only spring semester
The Viking Age in Northern Europe and along the Eastern Routes
, 7.5 hp
Swedish History of Ideas
, 7.5 hp
Moving Images and Gender
, 15 hp
Post-Colonial Perspectives on Audiovisual Media
, 15 hp
Housing and Meals
Stockholm University guarantees housing for all incoming exchange students from SDSU. Students can apply for on-campus accommodations online after being nominated by the SDSU Education Abroad Office. See the general Exchange Students
webpage for more details.
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State