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Short-term exchange

Do you want to study abroad without having to spend a whole semester away? In that case a summer course, a traineeship or field studies could be a good option.

To study abroad during a period of time is often very rewarding, from an academic as well as a personal perspective. However, for some students it can be difficult to be away for a whole semester. Here you find information about our short-term exchange possibilities. More information about requirements, application procedures and deadlines is detailed in each call for application.


Do your degree project abroad

Write your essay abroad

If you are writing an essay or collecting data for an essay as part of a course at Stockholm University there are possibilities to do this abroad. At Stockholm University there are two scholarship programmes that you can apply to; Erasmus+ or Minor Field Studies.

For more information about writing your essay abroad:

Degree project abroad

Minor Field Studies

If you wish to conduct a field study in a developing country as a part of your Undergraduate or Master’s degree project, you may do so through the MFS scholarship. Minor Field Studies is a scholarship programme funded by Sida and administered by the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

Read more about Minor Field Studies

Do you want to study abroad without having to spend a whole semester away? The CIVIS Alliance, in which Stockholm University is a participant, offers several courses for students who want to study a short term course at one or more partner universities in Europe.

Find out more about the CIVIS-courses here

As a student at Stockholm University you have the chance to do a traineeship abroad as part of your course or programme. If you do a traineeship within Europe you can apply for a scholarship for your time abroad.

Read more about traineeships abroad

If you are training to become a teacher you could have the possibility to do a teaching placement (VFU) abroad. Visit your department’s website for more information.

Find your department

Every year we announce three available places at summer courses in Shanghai, China. The courses are held in English and organised by Nordic Center Fudan University in June/July. Various cultural activities are included in the courses. In 2021 the courses will be held online.

Calls for applications 2021: Application deadline was on 20 March.

Read more about summer courses at Nordic Center Fudan University

Every second year UNICA organises an international student conference about higher education in Europe, the UNICA Student Conference. A student delegation from Stockholm University usually participates.

NOVA University Lisbon will host the 10th UNICA STUDENT CONFERENCE “Your University in the post COVID-19 capital city!" Online on 18 – 21 July 2021.

Call of application: Application deadline was on 20 March.

UNICA Student Conference

Summer and Winter programmes

Stockholm University's partner universities organise courses during summers and winters. Participation and course fees must be financed by the student. If you would like to study summer courses at one of our partner universities, you apply directly to the partner university. Questions can only be answered by the university responsible for the course or programme. 

The current calls for applications are listed below in accordance to their application deadlines:

Winter school

Online Winter School, School of Economics, Fudan University, application deadline on 5 December, 2021

Summer school

German Language Summer Course 2022, Bielefeld University, application deadline on 30 June 2022 



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