Exchange agreements and programmes

Read more about Södertörn University’s exchange agreements and programmes for studying abroad.

The university’s exchange agreements

Södertörn University has around 370 exchange places at foreign universities through the Erasmus+ exchange programme. We also have separate agreements with universities outside Europe, known as bilateral agreements. If you go on exchange via Södertörn University’s exchange agreements and programmes, you do not need to pay any tuition fees at the host university. On your return, you can transfer the credits from your exchange studies to your degree.


Södertörn University has offered exchange places as part of the Erasmus programme since the autumn semester of 1998. Erasmus+ allows you study or go on placements in other European countries. Södertörn University currently has about 80 Erasmus agreements in 24 countries. Each agreement is linked to a subject and may include studies at Bachelor’s and/or Master’s level.

Studying abroad

The Erasmus programme allows students to study at another European university for 2-12 months (per study level). As an Erasmus student, you study on the same terms as the students in the host country and can transfer the credits when you return home.

Erasmus+ Grant

Erasmus students receive grants. This covers the extra costs associated with studying abroad.

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

Bilateral agreements

Södertörn University has bilateral agreements with higher education institutions in Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and the US. Bilateral agreements are often not linked to a specific subject, so you can choose freely from their course offering as long as you fulfil the entry requirements.

More information about individual opportunities for exchange via the Erasmus programme and bilateral agreements in available in the Mobility Online agreement database.