Study information

Students.Our aim is to provide students at Södertörn University with the best possible service and support, so this area of the website gathers practical information that we hope and believe you will find useful.

Do you want to know how to apply to higher education or when the semester starts? Do you need to contact the Student Health Service, or perhaps you are planning to become involved with a student organisation? Do you want to apply for a degree certificate but are unsure how to go about it? Many questions can arise during your studies; if you can't find the answer you need here, please contact one of our study guidance advisors or Student Support Services. They will be happy to help you.

Choose what you want to study at Södertörn University from our programmes and courses in our online prospectus.

Course information

Södertörn University offers more than 80 courses taught in English..

At Södertörn University the semester is divided into four periods. Each period lasts 5 weeks and there is an examination week at the end of each period. All exchange students are expected to study full-time during each period. Note that language courses are given at half-pace and are counted as extra courses. In the right menu you find useful information on the courses and how to apply.

The normal rate of study for a semester is 30 Swedish/30 ECTS-credits or 60 Swedish/60 ECTS credits per year.

Courses are often short. The 7.5-credit courses last about five weeks, the 15-credit courses last about two months. This means that you will have a wide variety of courses to choose from, even if you only take one course at a time.

As an exchange student, you may choose any course among those offered, as long as you fulfil the course prerequisites. The course levels are:
A=Introductory, B=Intermediate, C=Supplementary, Master=Advanced.

We will do our outmost to offer all the courses as described in the catalogue. In some cases, however, factors beyond our control - the resignation of a teacher, lack of student enrolment - may force us to modify or, at worst, cancel a course. If this happens, we will do all we can to provide the student with an alternative course.