Incoming exchange students

Are you a student in another country thinking about coming to Sweden?

Whether you come here on your own (free-mover) or as an exchange student, we are pleased to welcome you. All the advanced level courses at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies are given in English.

Together with the International Office at Stockholm University we will provide assistance with formalities as well as practical matters. And you will not feel alone - Stockholm University have students from many countries all over the world.

Here you find updated information about exchange with regards to the coronavirus:

Coronavirus – Information for students about exchange


To study one or two semesters abroad is a wonderful opportunity to experience a new academic environment and way of life as an integral part of your degree.

Stockholm University participates in several exchange programs such as Erasmus and Nordplus, has exchange agreements with around 400 universities throughout the world and offer over 200 courses in English to exchange students. If you are interested in becoming an exchange student you should contact a university in your own country for information.

As an exchange student you may study one or two semesters at a foreign institution and receive a grant. A learning agreement containing your planned courses at the foreign institution is completed before you arrive, and the credits for the listed courses will be accepted by The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies.

These exchange agreements are either made between institutions Erasmus+ or between universities (Central agreement), including North2North or Nordlys.

Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies' ERASMUS+ partner departments

Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg im Breisgau
Università Ca'Foscari Venezia
University of Iceland

If you are interested in studying at any of our partner departments listed above, or if you already are a student at one of our partner departments, please first contact the Erasmus student contact at your home university and the international coordinators at Department of Asian-, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies.

How to apply

The application process for exchange students is different from that for other international students. Read the instructions carefully.

How to apply as an Exchange student

More information for Exchange students

Departmental agreements with universitites in Asia

A departmental agreement is limited to a subject area, which you must study at the subject related department in order to apply. Such agreements in Europe are called Erasmus+ and outside Europe bilateral agreements.

Currently, the department has three bilateral agreements with Sogang University in South Korea, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong and Osaka University in Japan.

Unfortunately, there are currently no departmental agreements in the Middle East or North Africa.

Please contact the International Coordinator at your home university and at The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies for more information.


Student services, accommodation, student unions, library services, health centre, equal treatment, insurance, Swedish bank account etc. – the Handbook for International and Exchange Students prepares you for life as a student at Stockholm University.

Handbook for International and Exchange students



If you want to study at our department and do not come as an exchange student, you are welcome to apply directly to our master’s courses and programmes at

If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen you will be required to pay application and tuition fees.

For more information:
Study in Stockholm


Japanse, Korean, Middle Eastern and North African Languages

Hanna Kritz
Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
Phone: 08-16 27 22


Johan Fresk
Room 107, Kräftriket 4B
Phone: 08-16 36 20

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