Exchange agreements and programmes

Read more about the university’s exchange agreements and programmes for studying abroad.

The university’s exchange agreements

The university has around 370 exchange places at foreign universities through the Erasmus+ and Linnaeus-Palme exchange programmes. We also have separate agreements with specific universities, known as bilateral agreements. All exchange places mean that you, as a student, do not need to pay any tuition fees at the host university. You can also transfer the credits from the courses you study if certain requirements are fulfilled.

The university is continually developing its exchange agreements, which means that universities and countries are added or removed throughout the year. If you have question, talk to the international officers at the International Office or email

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Södertörn University has offered exchange places as part of the Erasmus programme since the autumn semester of 1998. Erasmus+ gives students in Swedish higher education the opportunity to go on a placement or study in another European country. The university currently has about 80 Erasmus agreements in 24 countries.

Erasmus+ is the EU’s education programme for education, training, youth and sport. The aim of the programme is to promote international cooperation.

Studying abroad

Erasmus+ allows students to study at another European university for 3-12 months (per study level). As an Erasmus student, you study on the same terms as the students in the host country and can have the credits transferred when you return home.

For more information about Erasmus+, visit the Swedish Council for Higher Education’s website. External link, opens in new window.

Handbook for students travelling via Erasmus+ PDF

Erasmus+ Grant

Erasmus students get a grant that is paid by their home university, as long as the grant conditions are fulfilled. The grant is to cover extra costs associated with studying abroad.

Grant Agreement Pdf, 475.2 kB, opens in new window.

Learning Agreement Pdf, 334.7 kB.

Guidelines Pdf, 815.1 kB.


Linnaeus-Palme is an exchange programme for lecturers and students at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. It aims to boost cooperation between Swedish higher education institutions and universities in developing countries, contributing to mutual exchange.

The programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and is administered by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. The exchange is one semester of full-time study and credits must be transferred when you return. The purpose of the exchange is to give students from Sweden and developing countries qualified academic education, international experience and an understanding of different cultures.

Agreements within Linnaeus-Palme 2018-2019

Contact the international officers via at Södertörn University if you have questions.

Applications for LP places for the spring semester 2019

All applications to Linnaeus-Palme are done via an electronic application form and, like other exchange places, are applied for via the website for studying abroad. Unfortunately, if you have been nominated for a place where no funding is allocated, you will not be able to travel.

Projects that have applied for funding for student exchanges are:

Armenia - Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU)

Four students for one semester in Business Studies. Eligibility: At least 60 credits in Business Studies and the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies at Södertörn University before the exchange starts. Level: Master’s

Contact at Södertörn: Paulina Rytkönen and Yohanan Stryjan, School of Social Sciences

More information

Information about courses, etc., at the university is provided by the relevant subject/school at Södertörn University. If you have questions about the application, please contact the international officers via

How do I apply for an LP place for spring semester 2019?

The application deadline for an LP place is 31 January 2019. You can apply for several exchange places to make sure you get another place if the LP one you want is not awarded funding. However, you cannot be allocated two places during the same application period. If you have chosen an LP place as your first choice, but LP funding is not awarded, you will be offered the next available alternative on your priority list.

Bilateral agreements

Södertörn University has signed a number of bilateral agreements with universities outside Europe. Most agreements that have been signed as bilateral apply to the whole university and are not subject-specific, which often means that you can choose courses freely as long as you are fluent in the language of instruction. The countries in which Södertörn University have bilateral agreements are Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan and the USA.

Study plan - Learning agreement.docx Word, 109.7 kB.