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  • 2019-01-15

    Exchange studies via Södertörn – apply now!

    Are you a student at Södertörn University and would like to study abroad? Applications are open now!

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    Studying abroad brings you new knowledge, experience and friends. The first applications round is open now and you’re welcome to apply.

    What can I study abroad?

    Studying abroad can either involve in-depth studies in your main field of study or broadening your scope into entirely different subjects, such as languages or cultural studies. An exchange can also take the form of a placement or field studies in another country.

    A total of 350 exchange places in 40 different countries means that there is a huge number of courses and academic specialisations to choose from. Do you want to study Mandarin in Hong Kong, marketing in Paris, media analysis in Munich, sustainability in French Guiana, tourism on Mallorca, the history of literature in Berlin, archaeology in Newcastle or European issues in Brussels? The list of options is long!

    Exkursion på TanzaniaresaYou can transfer credits

    As an exchange student, you do not need to take leave for the time you study abroad. Quite the opposite – you continue to be registered at Södertörn University and can apply for CSN funding as normal. Within Europe, most exchanges come with an Erasmus grant that provides extra money every month and it is also possible to apply for other grants via Sida and the EU for some countries.

    The credits you earn at a foreign partner university can, after agreement, be transferred to your degree programme at Södertörn University. A semester abroad does not need to extend the length of your studies.

    Foreign universities generally have an international office that specifically helps incoming exchange students to settle in, particularly at the start of the semester. They can provide advice about accommodation and help you with documentation that may need to be filled in.

    Utbytesstudent LibanonWhat should I do now?

    Look at your programme syllabus and think about when would be a good time to study abroad and what would be best for you. Do you want to go on a placement, write your essay or study abroad for a specific semester? What is most important for you – a specific academic subject you can study on an exchange or living in a particular country? Talk to the international officers and your subject or programme coordinator if you are unsure, and then then send in your application for exchange studies before the deadline.

    Apply by 29 January

    If you want to study abroad in the autumn semester of 2019 or the spring semester if 2020, the application deadline is 29 January.  Grants for European placements can be applied for throughout the year and grants for Minor Field Studies are normally announced once per semester.

    Welcome – come to us if you have questions!

    The international officers at Student Support Services can provide you with help and support with the application process. Drop-in hours at the Careers and Study Guidance Centre are Tuesday and Thursdays, 12.30-13.30.

    Do you need inspiration from students who have been on an exchange? Take a look at our student blogs or read the interviews with Li Berglund and Joakim Ånmark, who have studied abroad (links in Swedish).

    Good luck, and do take this opportunity – we don’t think you’ll regret it!