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.
With over 50,000 undergraduate and master's students, 1,800 doctoral students and 6,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of the largest universities in Sweden and one of the largest employers in the capital. People of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere at Stockholm University.
The University is situated in the middle of the first national city park in the world and is characterized by natural beauty, unique architecture and contemporary art and sculpture. The University is located only ten minutes from the urban buzz of the city with people, music, fashion, architecture, culture.
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All students nominated for exchange should have studied a minimum of 1.5 years/90 ECTS at university level before the exchange semester, including at least one year/60 ECTS of studies in business administration.
Two copies of students’ official transcripts will be sent to the international office of the home university after the end of the semester. Transcripts will be sent automatically, and students do not need to request them. Note that only courses in which a passing grade was achieved will appear on transcripts.
Approximate percentage achieved, Swedish grading system ECTS grade:
90-100%Pass with Distinction (VG) A
80-89%Pass with Distinction (VG) B
70-79%Pass (G) C
60-69%Pass (G) D
50-59%Pass (G) E
49% and below Fail (F) F
Please note that Stockholm Business School will only issue grades to its exchange students in accordance with the ECTS grading system; which is, A, B, C, D, E or F.
Students will be contacted with a finalized list of courses offered, along with a course registration form, at the end of the semester preceding their semester at SBS (roughly May for fall semester and November for spring semester).
Students are only able to choose courses that are offered by Stockholm Business School.
It is generally not possible to choose courses from other departments at Stockholm University, unless specifically indicated on the course list.
After returning the course application form, students will be pre-registered for courses and will find out which courses they have been registered for at the orientation meeting before each semester starts.
Students may add/drop courses a maximum of two times during the semester.
Students should note the prerequisites for the course(s) selected. If the prerequisites for a course are not met, students will not be registered for that course.
Full-time studies are comprised of four 7.5 ECTS courses, totaling 30 ECTS, per semester.
Students can take either one 7.5 ECTS course per period or two at a time. There are four periods in one semester.
Autumn Semester Exams
Please note that the autumn semester lasts until the middle of January. It is therefore important for students to plan accordingly in order to be able to attend their courses until the very end of the semester, as early exams are generally not possible. There is also no official break period during the winter holidays, so students must check their class schedules for conflicts before planning travel for that period.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and seminars. For some courses, attendance is compulsory. Failure to attend mandatory seminars can result in a failing grade for the course.
All students in Sweden are covered by the Swedish state’s personal injury insurance during school hours as well as while traveling to and from the university.
All incoming exchange students are covered by Kammarkollegiet’s Student IN insurance 24 hours a day during their time in Sweden. Information about insurance can be found here
Students admitted to our exchange program will receive application instructions for housing. Rent, from 15,500 (room) to 22,000 (studio apartment) SEK for the semester, is paid in two installments. Heating and electricity are included in the rent. Further information about university accommodation services, as well as information on finding housing individually, is available here.
Cost of Living
Stockholm is an expensive city to live in and you should budget for approximately
SEK 8,000 – 9,000 per month for the duration of your studies.
A typical student budget for one month in Stockholm could be (all costs in SEK):
- Accommodation: 3,500.
- Food: 2,000.
- Local travel: 560.
- Other (course literature, phone, insurance, hygiene, etc.): 1,700.
- Clothing, hobby/leisure: 750.
- Total approx. 8,510.
Lunch at a bar or self-service restaurant costs approximately SEK 60-90. The student restaurants at Stockholm University offer meals at reasonable prices, approximately SEK 60. Many students bring their own food which can be heated in microwave ovens provided by the Student Union. Though Stockholm is an expensive city to live in there are ways to make your money go further.
More information on: www.studyinsweden.se/How-To-Apply/Fees-and-costs/
Senior Buddy Program
The SBS Student Association organizes a buddy program for exchange students called the Senior Buddy Program (SBP). Through SBP, incoming exchange students receive a Swedish buddy and participate in activities such as an introduction meeting in connection with Orientation Week, a tour of the SBS campus, and various activities throughout the semester.
Swedish Language Courses
Credit-bearing Swedish language courses at different levels are offered by the Department of Scandinavian Languages to all incoming exchange students. More information about registering for Swedish courses will be provided after students send in their registration forms. Information about the different Swedish courses available can be found at www.su.se/svefler/english/education/courses-and-programmes/swedish-for-international-students
Study Periods: one semester = 20 weeks made up of four five-week periods
15 January to 3 June
Period A: Monday 15 January
Period B: Thursday 15 February
Period C: Tuesday 20 March
Period D: Monday 30 April
3 September to 20 January
Period A: Monday 3 September
Period B: Thursday 4 October
Period C: Monday 5 November
Period D: Thursday 6 December
21 January to 6 May
Period A: Monday 21 January
Period B: Thursday 21 February
Period C: Tuesday 26 March
Student Health Care Centre, www.su.se/english/study/current-students/student-health-service
University Library, www.sub.su.se/home.aspx
Sports facilities, www.frescatihallen.com/english/
SBS Student Association, www.fest.se
Stockholm University Student Union: foreningenekonomerna.se/
Orientation days for all incoming Stockholm University exchange students are held by the central Stockholm University international office. For more information, please see
SBS also holds a separate orientation meeting for departmental exchange students.
For more info see http://www.sbs.su.se/en/General/Practical-information-for-international-students/Accepted-exchange-students/