Read through the instructions below before starting your application.
NB! You can see the application rounds in the calendar.
- Go through the list of the university’s partner universities to see where you want to go on an exchange. Don’t forget to check which subjects the agreement is linked to.
For ISEP applications (ISEP has its own applications round) you apply only for an exchange place at this stage and to a specific university at a later stage, if you are nominated.
- Look through material about the university you are interested in, for example their website, material on the shelves outside the Study and Career Centre and read the advice on SH-StudyWeb in “studying abroad”. Check which courses the university offers, so that it has courses you want to study in a language you are capable of studying in.
- Talk to your programme or subject coordinator to discuss the most suitable time for a semester abroad. Remember to discuss the courses you want to study, so you know you can have the credits transferred to your programme when you return.
- Rank your alternatives based on what you most want to study. Spread your options because some places are more popular than others. If you intend to study abroad for an academic year, but could also consider only one semester, you must apply for the place for the academic year as option 1 and then the place for a semester at the same university as option 2.
For ISEP: You apply only for an ISEP place when you apply for an exchange. The choice of university is made once you have been awarded a place.
- You are now ready to complete you e-application!
The e-application is always published on the website one month before the application deadline. It is available here. Refer to the calendar at the bottom of the page for information about application periods.
For ISEP: Only fill in “ISEP” in your application.
When applications are open, the link to the e-application is here.
- When you fill in the e-application you will need to append other documents. These are:
a) A motivation letter of 300-500 words, in English. In it, you should present yourself and your reasons for/aims with studying abroad. What aspects from your background (e.g. courses, work experience, travel, intercultural encounters) have prepared you for living abroad? Focus on intercultural experiences you have had, what you learned from them and how they may be valuable for your future studies abroad.
b) If you have certificates from student activities that provide extra points these should also be appended.
- When you are satisfied with your e-application, send it in by clicking on “submit”.
- Now, print out your application on paper. Sign it and hand it in/post it with the abovementioned appendices to International Office, Studentavdelningen, Södertörns högskola, 141 89 Huddinge. Both the online and paper applications must be received by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be processed.
- It takes about two weeks to process your application. You may be called toa short meeting to discuss it during this time. When the application process is complete, an e-mail will be sent to the address you provided in your application. After this, you will be called – also by email – to a compulsory information meeting at Södertörn University.
- Have you been awarded a place? Congratulations! The final stage is to apply to your host university, which then takes an admission decision. You will get more information about this process when you have received a place.