Stockholm University

Stockholm
Sweden

Language of instruction

Swedish
English

As one of the largest universities in Sweden, Stockholm University offers unprecedented access to teaching and research facilities. The university, situated in Sweden's capital, is the region’s centre for higher education and research. It is ranked among the Top 150 universities worldwide.

Located in the heart of Sweden's only National City Park, the university is surrounded by natural beauty, whilst being only a few minutes journey from the city centre. The historic landscape is interwoven with forests, open fields, parks, beaches, and buildings.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester August/September–January

View the SU academic calendar.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at SU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at SU.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the SU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database. 

Most postgraduate level courses can only be found on the departmental websites.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Economics
International business
History and ancient history
International relations
Political science
Law
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Regional and town planning
Postgraduate
Business administration
Economics
Nutrition science
Social work
Classical languages
Development
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International relations
Philosophy
Sociology
Writing
Law
French
Korean
Linguistics
Animal studies
Biological sciences
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Physics
Regional and town planning

Course restrictions

You can only select courses from a maximum of 2 departments.

Law at Stockholm is offered at postgraduate level. Undergraduate law students can take these courses, however, students must have completed 32 units (120 ECTS) of law courses by the time they start their semester at Stockholm.

Additional academic information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

There is a considerable housing shortage in Stockholm, so housing cannot be guaranteed for exchange students. It is important to start searching for accommodation well in advance. Stockholm University's housing web page provides some guidance and resources to help students find private housing. 

Cost of living

Living costs in Sweden depend largely on your individual lifestyle. SU has developed a sample monthly budget to help students understand the average cost of living in Stockholm.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All exchange students are automatically covered by the insurance policy Student-IN, the Swedish State’s insurance for foreign students in Sweden.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

SU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.