Incoming exchange students

Four students walking at Campus.
Photo: Niklas Björling

This is a short step-by-step guide for incoming exchange students within the Erasmus+ programme at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University.

  • Control that there is a valid Erasmus+ exchange agreement between your home university and Department of Culture and Aesthetics. A list of exchange partners is found here:
    Exchange Partners 2024–2025 (200 Kb)
  • Check the list of courses at Department of Culture and Aesthetics taught in English.
    Go to the course catalogue
  • Contact the local exchange coordinator at your home university for further information about the nomination as an outgoing exchange student.
  • Ask your local exchange coordinator to send your nomination by email to​. Deadline for the nomination for the studies for the academic year 2024–2025 is 2 April, 2024.
    Once the nomination has been submitted by your local exchange coordinator, exchange coordinator at Department of Culture Aesthetics will provide you with an Application Package.
  • Return complete Application Package (Application Form, Transcript of Records, Statement of Purpose/Motivation Letter and Certificate /Transcript of Records for Swedish language for the courses taught in Swedish - optional) by e-mail to no later than 30 April, 2024. Please send your Application Package as a one scanned document, do not separate the documents.
    Exchange coordinator at Department of Culture and Aesthetics will send Letter of Acceptance, Welcoming Letter and other practical information to you by e-mail. Stockholm University´s Housing Office will contact all accepted exchange students by e-mail for the housing application.
  • Complete your Learning Agreement with the course selection and signatures before your arrival to Stockholm.

Academic calendar 2024–2025

  • Autumn semester 2024: 2 September, 2024 – 19 January, 2025
  • Spring semester 2025: 20 January – 5 June, 2025

Contact Information

Name of University

Stockholm University

Department Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Address Frescativägen 24 E, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone +46 8 16 20 00 (Switchboard)
Departmental Coordinator

Maarit Hämäläinen, email:


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.

General information

Academic calendar

Semester dates
Autumn Semester 2024: 2 September – 19 January 2025
Spring Semester 2025: 20 January – 5 June
Examinations are arranged throughout the year with no fixed examination periods. Break during Christmas depends on what course you take.

Language of instruction

Swedish and English.

Full time study load credits 30 credits per semester. Courses normally contain 7.5, 15 or 30 credits. Students can choose four 7.5 credit courses or two 15 credits courses or any other combination. One week of full-time studies equals 1.5 credits. The workload is 40 hours per week, including lectures, readings, assignments, seminars, independent studies.

Application information

Nomination All students must have an official nomination from their home university to be eligible for exchange studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics. The exchange coordinator from the home university is to send nominations by email to Deadline is 1 April. Nominated students will receive appliction form from the exchange coordinator at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics.

Autumn semester 2024: Nomination – 2 April, Application – 30 April

Spring semester 2025: Nomination – 2 September, Application – 1 October

Application Completed package with application form, Transcript of Records, Statement of Purpose / Motivation Letter and Certificate / ToR for the courses taught in Swedish (optional) to be sent by email to exchange coordinator at
Language requirements English B2 for courses taught in English
Swedish B2 for courses taught in Swedish

Course information

Course catalogue

Course catalogue

Swedish language course

Swedish language courses on different levels are offered for free by the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism to all incoming exchange students. Go to website

More information about language courses are given during the Orientation Day.

Transcript of record Transcripts of records are sent to the home university approximately one month after the end of the semester. 


General information Information is found at Apply for accommodation exchange students
Contact information
Application Housing Office will contact accepted students.

Practical information


Welcome activities

Registration Course registrations are made at the department.
Cost of Living An average student budget
Getting to the University and Campus Maps

Finding your way on campus

Additional student resources

Student Services
Health Services
Student Union


The Department of Culture and Aesthetics offers courses in Art History, History of Ideas, Literature, Musicology, Theatre and Performance Studies. The range of courses differ from semester to semester.

Our courses



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