Admission requirements

On this page, you will find the admission requirements for applications to the central agreements and networks. This applies to applications concerning the academic year of 2020/21.

In addition to the requirements stated below, there may be additional requirements by the partner institutions regarding language or subject skills.


General admission requirements

The general admission requirements concern applications through the central agreement and networks of Stockholm University. Qualified applicants have to meet the following criteria:

Registration of on-going studies documented in Stockholm University’s Ladok system which will be checked in case of nomination. Students on study leave do not meet the requirements.

  • At least 15 higher education credits from Stockholm University registered in Ladok before applications close.
  • At least 60 higher education credits must be obtained from Stockholm University before departing on your exchange.
  • At least 30 higher education credits must be obtained before a nomination is reported to a partner university/institution.

The fulfilment of these requirements will be checked in July and January, respectively. If you have failed to obtain 60 higher education credits before departure, your nomination and exchange may be cancelled.

Exchange studies must be conducted full-time and credit must be transferrable to Stockholm University after completion.

The syllabus of your exchange, to which credit are to be transferred, must be agreed upon by an exchange coordinator at your department, a coordinator at the host university/institution and/or by a graduation officer at the student’s department. Please remember to include your course selection in your application.

If you have been nominated through the central agreement or networks, you are placed in selection group 6.

If you have made several applications and received more than one offer, you may only proceed with one of these offers if they are by Nordlys or North2north.

If you have applied and been nominated through the central agreement or networks and then dropped out more than once, you may not apply again the following academic year.

Further admission requirements

There may be specific, further admission requirements, which you and your exchange coordinator must verify before making the preliminary course selection. To find out if there are any restrictions of subjects at a specific higher education institution, access the agreement database.

Examples of possible further requirements:

  • Language or subject skills.
  • Lowest acceptable grade.
  • Documentation of language level (high school diploma, TOEFL/IELTS or similar).
  • Intention to graduate at Stockholm University.

Students studying at GIH who conduct a part of their studies at Stockholm University can also apply, provided a certificate of enrolment from GIH.

Departmental exchange

Exchange coordinators at departments

Central exchange

International Office at Student Services

Visiting address:

Studenthuset, 3rd floor, Universitetsvägen 2B

E-mail: studentutbyte@su.se

Open hours (drop-in): 

Tuesdays 10:00–12:30

Thursdays 13:00 –15:00 (1pm - 3pm)

During your studies