Incoming exchange students
We welcome approximately 350-400 exchange students from our partners to Stockholm Business School annually which contributes to a truly dynamic atmosphere on our campus.
Stockholm Business School has approximately 110 bilateral and Erasmus+ agreements with universities worldwide.
If you are interested in joining us as an exchange student for one or two semester then please review the information about our nomination and application process and contact the exchange coordinators at your home university. We look forward to welcoming you to Stockholm Business School!
Information for international students at SBS (3299 Kb) (3299 Kb)
Stockholm Business School has cooperation agreements with a large number of prestigious universities and business schools worldwide.
Please note that available exchange placements for outgoing students vary from semester to semester and the list of partners below is for reference only. A specific list of vacancies for the upcoming semester is released before each application period and is based on the number of incoming and outgoing students to each partner university. Thus, in order to be able to announce a vacancy, we need to be in balance as regards the numbers of students sent and received with the partner university.
Nomination and application
In order to be eligible to study as an exchange student at Stockholm Business School, you must be nominated by your home institution. We do not accept free movers as exchange students.
The deadline for nomination for the fall semster is April 10th, applications are due no later than April 15th. For spring semster the nomination deadline is Ocotber 10th, applications are due no later than October15th every year.
As an exchange student, you must be nominated by your home university. You will remain registered at your home university and apply through the international coordinators at your home university.
Application process - step by step
Apply for exchange studies at Stockholm Business School through your home university -please contact your international coordinator for more information.
Once you are accepted by your home university, they will nominate you to us.
Once we receive your nomination, we will contact you with more information and instructions on how to apply to SBS, using our online application system. You will also have access to our courses and receive information on course registration. Official Transcript should be submitted with the online application.
Once you have been admitted to SBS, we will send you an electronic offer letter and proof of insurance.
To be eligible for studies at Stockholm Business School through a student exchange program the following requirements must be met in order to apply.
- There must be an agreement between SBS and the student’s home institution which allows for student exchange.
- You must be registered as a student with one of our partner institutions.
- You must be nominated by your home university for a study period abroad at SBS. You must have documented proficiency in English (applies to non-native speakers and students outside of the EU).
Requirements for students at undergraduate level:
- You must have completed at least one year of studies in business administration.
Requirements for students at the graduate level:
- Completed bachelor's degree.
If your first language is not English, you will also be required to meet Stockholm University's English language requirements. Nominated students are expected to be highly proficient in English (spoken and written) in order to have a succesful learning experience.
Each semester Stockholm Business School offers a number of courses in English for undergraduate and graduate students visiting us for exchange. The list of courses is available with the online application once you have been nominated by your home university.
Please visit our wewbsite for a list of all courses available at SBS, in the online course catalog. Note, that not all courses are offered every semester. SBS courses.
Swedish for beginners
Exchange students are offered language and culture courses in Swedish at several different levels. For more infromation, please visit the Department of Scandinavian Languages. Students interested in these courses will be able to register Swedish language courses once they are here during Orientation Day at Stockholm University.
Courses taught in Swedish
Exchange students are not able to study courses in Swedish at Stockholm Business School.
The Swedish higher education credit system is fully integrated into ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. One Swedish higher education credit (sometimes called credit, HE credit or hp) is equivalent to one ECTS credit. Full-time studies are equivalent to 30 higher education credits/ECTS credits per semester.
Arrival and Welcome activites
Once you have been accepted and made your visa and housing arrangements, you can start preparing for your arrival to Stockholm.
Get more information how to settle in Sweden
Welcome activities at Stockholm Business School
Introductory information sessions
Date & Time:
Place: Gröjersalen, Building 3
Campus: Stockholm Business School, Kräftriket
The Business Student Association (Föreningen Ekonomerna) organise a buddy program called Fadderiet at the start of every semester which matches up international and Swedish students for a variety of social events, including dinners, sightseeing, an international cruise, and more. This is a great way for exchange students to get to know Swedish students and the city of Stockholm. The events are generally well-perceived and sometimes there are only a limited number of spots available, so be sure tor egister for each event as soon as possible. More information about the Buddy program will be sent to you closer to the time of your arrival.
Find Stockholm University and SBS
Most students arrive by flying to Arlanda airport, a 20-minute train ride from Stockholm with Arlanda Express. You can also fly to Bromma or Skavsta airports, or come by train to Stockholm Central Station. The School's Kräftriket campus is easy to reach with public transportation; buses 70, 670, 676 stop at Albano, right next to Kräftriket. You can also take the subway (red line) to Stockholm University 'Universitetet' stop and walk to Kräftriket, roughly a ten-minute walk.
Public Transport - SL
Students studying at least 75% (22.5 ECTS credits per semester) can buy a student travel card for public transportation, valid for either 30 or 90 days. These cards can be bought at SL ticket offices as well as from the ticket machines found at subway stations and from many newsstands.
Read more about the rules for travelcards from SL, Stockholm Public Transport.
A valid student ID card from Stockholm University (or another Swedish university) is required for use of a student travel card, when you arrive it can be a good idea to buy a weekly pass or a three-day pass when you first arrive. These can also be bought at SL ticket offices, the ticket windows at subway stations, and many newsstands.
International Coordinator administrates international student agreements, and provides services to exchange students who are applying to Stockholm Business School.
Last updated: December 11, 2020