Incoming exchange students
Welcome to the Department of Social Anthropology! Here you can find information for incoming exchange students.
The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is committed to a global and comparative perspective toward the diversity of social and cultural forms of the contemporary world. Its research encompasses all continents, and the interactions between them. It draws on the rich international anthropological research heritage, but is also engaged in a continuous renewal of that tradition, its thought and practices.
The Department of Social Anthropology participates in the exchange programme Erasmus as well as other agreements between universities. If you are interested in becoming an exchange student, you should turn to your home university for information regarding the application.
As an exchange student, you:
- must be nominated by your home university.
- will remain registered at your home university.
- apply through the International coordinator at your home university.
Courses for exchange students
Cycles, credits and grades
Sweden has adopted the Bologna system in line with other European countries. The qualifications you earn at Stockholm University will be easily understandable throughout Europe and the world. The national system of credits used in Sweden (”högskolepoäng”) is equivalent to credits measured in ECTS.
All courses and programmes are divided into three cycles
- First cycle
Bachelor’s Degree 180 credits
- Second cycle
Master’s Degree (2 years) 120 credits
- Third cycle
Doctoral/PhD Degree 240 credits
A full-time workload is 30 credits per terms and 60 credits per a normal 40-week academic year. The system is compatible with ECTS credits.
The Academic Year contains two terms: Autumn term and Spring term. One term runs for 20 weeks. Each term is divided in four periods: A, B, C and D.
Stockholm University uses a seven-point grading scale related to the learning objects of the course, unless otherwise prescribed in the course syllabus.
The following grading scale is used:
Fail (F, FX), Sufficient (E), Satisfactory (D), Good (C), Very Good (B), Excellent (A).
Student services, accommodation, student unions, library, health centre, equal treatment, insurance, Swedish bank account – the Handbook will prepare you for your time as a student at Stockholm University.
There are many aspects of student life. You may want to engage in social activities, find housing, visit Studenthuset, discover favourite places to study and learn where to do sports and exercise at student-friendly prices. Find out more about these things below.
Stockholm University rents and manages furnished rooms and apartments which are owned by other landlords in Stockholm. These are available to international students at Stockholm University.
Studenthuset and Infocenter
In Studenthuset at the Frescati campus you will find Infocenter and a wide range of student services and support. There are also places to study, a café run by the Student Union and a lot more to discover.
Sporting activities on campus
Sports and exercise is not only beneficial to your health but can also have a positive effect on your study results. As a student at Stockholm University you have a wide range of sporting activities to choose from.
Places to study
While it is true that nearly everyone in Sweden speaks English, it is also true that nothing immerses you in a culture better than living and learning the language.
Last updated: September 15, 2021
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