Incoming exchange students

We welcome many exchange students annually at the Department of Economics which contributes to a dynamic international atmosphere at our department.

The Department of Economics is a member of the Erasmus+ Program. If you are interested in studying at the Department of Economics within one of the available exchange programs, please contact your home university and ask for the application procedure and deadlines. We look forward to welcoming you to the Department of Economics.


How to apply

Contact your home university and ask for the application procedure and deadlines. If you have been nominated for exchange studies at the Department of Economics by your home university you will receive a Letter of Acceptance, a course application form, a registration form along with other important information by e-mail. The course application form should be returned by e-mail to by the deadline stated on it. You should also send a transcript of records listing previous studies.

Exchange students studying at the Department of Economics during the whole academic year will receive a second course application form for the spring term, in November/December.

Courses at the Department of Economics


Course information

Each term the Department of Economics offers a number of courses in English for students visiting us for exchange.

At Stockholm University the subject of Economics is divided between different departments: the Department of Economics (Economics) and Stockholm Business School (Business/Finance). Exchange students accepted by the Department of Economics at Stockholm University have thus been accepted to study Economics, not Business/Finance.

Courses in English are offered at Intermediate level and Master's Programme level.
All available courses at Intermediate and Master's Programme levels yield 7.5 credits each. 4 courses equal full-time studies and students are recommended not to take more than 30 credits per term.

The Swedish higher education credit system is fully integrated into ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. One Swedish higher education credit (sometimes called credit, HE credit or hp) is equivalent to one ECTS credit.

Academic year - Stockholm University

Exchange students at the Department of Economics will be expected to take at least 3 of 4 courses at the department. If there are no courses during a certain period that you can take, please contact the International coordinator to ask if you could take a course at another department. Please note that other departments are not obliged to take on exchange students from the Department of Economics.

For Intermediate level you are required to have at least 30 credits in Economics at basic level. Please note that some courses may also have additional prerequisites.

The requirement for exchange students who want to study at the Master Programme level is the equivalent of a Bachelor degree in Economics (180 credits in total, with at least 90 credits in Economics - and 90 credits in other subjects). Please note that some courses may also have additional prerequisites.

Exchange students who have been nominated for studies at Intermediate level cannot take courses at Master level. Exchange students who have been nominated for studies at Master´s level may take courses at Intermediate level.

Some courses may collide with each other, especially if you are planning to take courses at both Intermediate and Master´s level. Students are thus advised to check the schedules once published to check which courses can be combined and which courses collide.

Swedish language courses are offered free of charge for exchange students.

We advise you to check with your coordinator at your home university whether you can receive credits for Swedish language courses on return home.


Practical information

There is a lot of practical information that you need as a new student. We hope we have gathered everything you need.

Practical information for new students 

During the week before the start of the autumn term / first days of the spring term, an introduction meeting is held for exchange students at the Department of Economics. Date, time and place for this meeting will be sent to you by e-mail.
Please note, that this meeting is organised by the Department of Economics and is separate from the Orientation Week organised by the International Office at Stockholm University. You should attend both events.

The International Office, together with the Student Union, host the Stockholm University Welcome activities during the week before the autumn term / during the first week of the spring term.

We strongly advise you to apply for student housing, due to the difficulties in finding accommodation in the Stockholm area. Unfortunately, exchange students are not guaranteed student housing, since the number of incoming exchange students may exceed the number of student rooms available each term.

Housing for international students at Stockholm University


Our partner universities

We have student exchange agreements with the universities sated below. If you are a student at one of these universities and wish to study economics at Stockholm University, please contact your home university and ask for the application procedure and deadlines.


  • Université libre de Bruxelles


  • Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II

The Netherlands

  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


  • Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • Università degli Studi di Roma, "La Sapienza"


  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa


  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Universidad de Zaragoza

The United Kingdom

  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Durham University


  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Ludwig Maximilians-Universität München


You will get help with:

  • Eligibility for courses at our department
  • How to apply
  • Practical information
International coordinator
Erasmus agreement coordinator
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