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.

Information about Södertörn University

Södertörn University (Södertörns högskola) was founded in 1996 and has since then strived to create an organisation with high-quality teaching and research, prepared to act in innovative ways. It has grown rapidly since its foundation, and there are currently about 11 000 students and 850 staff members.

The university ethos

The concepts of diversity, active citizenship and multidisciplinary education are evident in all activities. Students and staff work across subject boundaries and strive for depth and breadth in teaching and research. Students are trained in critical and independent thought processes and receive a thorough academic education, and on completion of their studies go on to become active members of society.


Södertörn University has the right to confer Bachelor and Master's degrees. The university offers more than seventy academic programmes within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Education. In addition, there are over  four hundred courses that students may choose to study independently. Over 100 courses and 9 Master's programmes are taught in English during the 2018/2019 academic year.


There is a strong link between teaching and research. A considerable part of all research focuses on the history and culture of Eastern and Central Europe, particularly on the Baltic Sea region. The university also has extensive international ties. The university has the right to confer doctoral degrees within several areas of research: Historical Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, Environmental Studies, Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society.  

The surrounding area

Södertörn University is situated 19 minutes by commuter train from Stockholm Central Station. The city of Stockholm, with its rich historical and cultural heritage, has a wide range of museums and galleries as well as plenty of shops and entertainment. Moreover, the countryside around the university is noted for its forests and lakes, and offers many opportunities for bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, hiking, and other outdoor activities; the best of both worlds.

Södertörn University welcomes international students 

Exchange students and other international students are invited to experience studying and student life at one of the newest higher education institutions in Sweden. The University has agreements with almost 120 universities in Europe and elsewhere, and has more than 200 exchange students per year as well as a number of other international students.

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