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.

Examinations and grades

Examinations take different forms. Some are given as written final exams, others as written assignments, essays or projects. They can also be oral, such as individual or group presentations at seminars.

Attendance at seminars or lectures may be compulsory; failure to attend must then be compensated for by completing extra work. Generally, students are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures and seminars. Students who fail an examination the first time may re-take the exam at a later date.

Grades at Södertörn University are generally awarded on a three-point scale:

  • Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Pass (G)
  • Fail (U)

These grades are translated to ECTS grades in the following way:

  • A - Pass with distinction (VG)
  • B - Pass with distinction (VG)
  • C - Pass (G)
  • D - Pass (G)
  • E  - Pass (G)
  • F - Fail (U)

For courses and programmes taught in English, a six-point grading scale is used:

  • A – Excellent
  • B – Very Good
  • C – Good
  • D – Satisfactory
  • E – Sufficient
  • F – Fail

Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all the required examinations have been passed.