Why study at Södertörn University?

International students play an important role at Södertörn University and every year increasing numbers of international students decide to pursue postgraduate education with us.

The welcoming, accessible and multicultural environment of the university provides the ideal base for your time studying in Sweden. Enjoy the socio-cultural life of the cosmopolitan Swedish capital, study in the state-of-the-art library or walk in the beautiful forests close to the campus. Södertörn University offers a vibrant environment where inspired, determined and creative critical thinkers get together and think innovatively and contribute to multidisciplinary, multicultural and civic education.

Studying a Master’s degree at Södertörn University provides world-class education at a modern, world-minded university with outstanding facilities. The results of a survey carried out among our international students in 2018 showed that 96% of the respondents felt the facilities on campus met or exceeded their expectations.

We have approximately 11,000 students and offer a total of around 70 programmes and 250 courses; thirteen programmes and 100 courses are offered in English. In 2018, we hosted more than 400 international students from many different countries. The concepts of diversity, active citizenship and multidisciplinary education are integrated in all our activities. Students are trained in critical and independent thought processes.

We are located in the south of Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, and the university has excellent transport links to the rest of the city and country. Stockholm, often referred to as the Capital of Scandinavia, was recently rated the fourth safest city in the world, and Sweden tops the global innovation rankings. Whether you love nature and the outdoors, or are a keen concert and festival goer, or a party animal, or a fastidious foodie, Stockholm is the right city for you. And it goes without saying that Sweden is renowned for its dedication and leadership in sustainability, technology, equality and inclusiveness.

We offer affordable student accommodation and student insurance for our international students, and also offer a limited number of partial tuition fee waivers for international fee-paying students. If you are planning to study a Master’s degree taught in English during the academic year of 2020/2021, we recommend checking our programmesexternal link page. Please note that the application for autumn 2020 programmes opens on 16 October 2019 and closes on 15 January 2020 - the page on applications for International students has more detailed information.

If you have any questions as an international applicant, please contact

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

Do you want to find out more about Södertörn University?

We welcome applications from all over the world and this year we received applications from prospective students in more than 110 countries. Södertörn University attends selected overseas graduate fairs to meet prospective students who are interested in studying at Södertörn University.

In the autumn of 2019, our colleagues attended recruitment fairs in China, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and the United States. More information about the recruitment and education fairs where you can personally meet Södertörn University staff members in autumn 2020 will be available on this page by June 2020.

Please contact for information about these events or for detailed information about our international programmes and support for prospective students at Södertörn University.

Anastasiia is one of our international alumni. Watch her video and learn why Södertörn is an excellent choice for you!


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