Incoming exchange students
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How to apply as an exchange student
The application process for exchange students is different from that for other international students.
Please read the application procedure below.
The application procedure at the Department of Geological Sciences within the Erasmus+ programme
- Only students from universities/departments that have an Erasmus exchange agreement with the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University can apply. A list of our partner departments can be found in the end of this page.
- If you are an international coordinator, and are interested in establishing a new Erasmus exchange agreement with our department, contact Rienk Smittenberg, email@example.com.
- If an agreement exists, the students will initially apply for exchange positions through their home universities. Contact the international coordinator at your university for details about the application procedure.
- When the home university has finished their selection, they will send nominations to our exchange coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for sending in nominations for autumn term is May 1, and for spring term October 1. Nominations must always come from the home university; we never accept applications directly from students.
- After receiving nominations from partner universities, we will contact the students directly via e-mail and give instructions about how to apply. The application deadline is April 15 for the autumn term and September 15 for the spring term. You will be asked to submit official English translations of the transcripts of academic credits and official syllabuses for courses you have taken before or are taking at the time of appliaction, preferable in English.
- Students will receive instructions on how to apply for accommodation at the end of May or October. Notice that we cannot guarantee accommodation for all incoming students. Read more here: housing for exchange students. The housing situation is better in the spring – if possible, please consider coming for the spring term rather than autumn.
Handbook for International and Exchange Students
Student services, accommodation, student unions, library, health centre, equal treatment, insurance, work during studies, Swedish bank account, et cetera – the Handbook for International and Exchange Students will prepare you for your time as a student at Stockholm University.
Courses for exchange students
Courses in Geological Sciences
Our department has a broad selection of courses offered in English. Some courses on the basic level are only given in Swedish, so incoming exchange students usually have studied geological sciences for at least one year before coming to our department.
Almost all courses at the Department are given in English. You may take all courses except some of the First year courses which are the following: Geology and Geophysics, Physical Geography, Statistical Methods in Geoscience.
Exchange students may choose freely among these courses, given that they have sufficient prerequisites for each course.
Courses at other departments
Exchange students who come to Stockholm University via an agreement with the Department of Geological Sciences can also take courses at other departments, given that the special eligibility requirements are met, and that there are places available. Notice, however, that you will be expected to take the majority of your courses at our department.
Note: Our IT/Online courses are not available for exchange students
SU's online course catalogue (search courses given at other departments)
Department of Physical Geography (Check the courses offered by our neighbour department)
Departmental websites (Notice that some courses are only listed on the department's websites)
If you find a course that is interesting, contact the exchange coordinator at the Department of Geological Sciences, who will then forward your question to the department in question.
Courses in Swedish
All exchange students can take beginner or advanced level courses in the Swedish language.
Swedish for international students
List of our partner departments
At the Department of Geological Sciences, we have Erasmus agreements (within the subject Geology/Earth Sciences), with the following Universities:
- Hungary Budapest, Eötvös Loránd University
- Germany Hanover, Leibniz Universität Hannover
- Germany Bochum, Ruhr‐Universität Bochum
- Belgium Ghent, Ghent University
- Greece Athens, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Italy Florence, University of Florence
- Italy Turin, University of Turin
- United Kingdom Cardiff, Cardiff University
- United Kingdom Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh
- United Kingdom Glasgow, University of Glasgow
More information about exchange studies at Stockholm University can be found here
Search engine for University with Erasmus agreements
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the exchange coordinator!
Senior lecturer Rienk Smittenberg, email@example.com
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Last updated: May 20, 2022
Source: Department of Geological Sciences