Contact Information

Name of University

Stockholm University

Department Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Address Frescativägen 24 E, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone +46 8 16 20 00 (Switchboard)
Departmental Coordinator

Maarit Hämäläinen, email:


As one of the largest universities in Sweden, with over 70,000 undergraduate and master's students, Stockholm University offers unprecedented access to teaching and research facilities. Stockholm University, located in Sweden's capital city, is the region’s center for higher education and research in humanities, law, the natural and social sciences, and a focus for the work of leading international researchers. In the heart of Sweden's only national urban park, the University is surrounded by natural beauty, whilst being only a few minutes journey from the city center.

General information

Academic calendar

Semester dates
Autumn Semester 2020: 31 August – 17 January, 2021
Spring Semester 2021: 18 January – 5 June
Examinations are arranged throughout the year with no fixed examination periods. Break during Christmas depends on what course you take.

Language of instruction

Swedish and English.

Full time study load credits 30 credits per semester. Courses normally contain 7.5, 15 or 30 credits. Students can choose four 7.5 credit courses or two 15 credits courses or any other combination. One week of full-time studies equals 1.5 credits. The workload is 40 hours per week, including lectures, readings, assignments, seminars, independent studies.


Application information

Nomination All students must have an official nomination from their home university to be eligible for exchange studies at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics. The exchange coordinator from the home university is to send nominations by email to Deadline is 1 April. Nominated students will receive appliction form from the exchange coordinator at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics. Application Guide.

Autumn semester: Nomination – 1 April, Application – 30 April

Spring semester: Nomination – 2 September, Application – 1 October

Application Completed package with application form, Transcript of Records, Statement of Purpose / Motivation Letter and Certificate / ToR for the courses taught in Swedish (optional) to be sent by email to exchange coordinator at Deadline is 2 May.
Language requirements English B2 for courses taught in English
Swedish B2 for courses taught in Swedish


Course information

Course catalogue

Digital course catalogue 

Swedish language course Swedish language courses on different levels are offered for free by the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism to all incoming exchange students More information about language courses are given during the Orientation Day.
Transcript of record Transcripts of records are sent to the home university approximately one month after the end of the semester. 



General information Information is found at Housing for exchange students
Contact information
Application Housing Office will contact accepted students.


Practical information

Handbook Digital handbook
Orientation Welcome activities
Registration Course registrations are made at the department.
Cost of Living
Getting to the University and Campus Maps


Additional student resources

Student Services
Health Services
Student Unions
Buddy Programme