Incoming exchange students

Each year the Department of Mathematics receives around 40-50 exchange students from its partner universities. This page includes practical information for incoming exchange students and international partners.

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On this page you can find information about how to apply for exchange studies at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University, and about available courses. You can find information about the practicalities here:

Useful information for incoming exchange students


Application procedure for incoming Erasmus students

In a nutshell, the application procedure at the Department of Mathematics within the Erasmus+ programme looks like this:

  1. Only students from universities/departments that have an Erasmus exchange agreement with the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University can apply. A list of our partner departments can be found here.
  2. If you are an international coordinator, and are interested in establishing a new Erasmus exchange agreement with our department, contact Taras Bodnar (
  3. 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.
  4. When the home university has finished their selection, they will send nominations to our exchange coordinator ( Deadline for sending in nominations for the autumn semester is May 1, and for the spring semester October 1. Nominations must always come from the home university; we never accept applications directly from students.
  5. 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 May 15 for the autumn semester and October 15 for the spring semester. You will be asked to submit official English translations of the transcripts of academic credits and official syllabuses (preferably in English) for courses you have taken before or are taking at the time of application.
  6. 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 semester rather than the autumn.

Courses for exchange students

At the Department of Mathematics, we offer courses in mathematics, mathematical statistics, computer science and scientific computing. You can take courses at our department or at other departments. You may also be interested in taking courses in the Swedish language.

Our department has a broad selection of courses offered in English. Courses on the basic level are only given in Swedish, so incoming exchange students should have studied mathematics for at least one year before coming to our department. If you wish to take courses in mathematical statistics, computer science or scientific computing, you may need to have taken basic courses in these subjects also.

Courses that are given in English at the Department of Mathematics can be found here:

Courses and programmes

Exchange students can choose freely among these courses, given that they have sufficient prerequisites for each course.

Exchange students who come to Stockholm University via an agreement with the Department of Mathematics 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.

You can look for courses given at other departments in SU's online course catalogue:

Course catalogue

You can also look at the departmental websites.

If you find a course that is interesting, contact the exchange coordinator at the Department of Mathematics, who will then forward your question to the department in question.

All exchange students can take beginner or advanced level courses in the Swedish language.

Swedish for international students



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