Information for international offer holders

Admitted to an international Master’s programme at Södertörn University? Congratulations! This page has information that will help you on your journey to becoming one of our students.

Admission letter

Your admission letter is available as a printable PDF file on your page on It is advisable to print out a copy, as you may need it for your residence permit application. Please take the time to read the admission letter carefully and contact your department if you have any questions.

Tuition fee payment

If you are a fee-paying student, information about this is included in your admission letter. Your department will send you an invoice and payment instructions shortly after your notification of admission. You must pay the tuition fee before 1 June 2024, otherwise your offer of admission will be withdrawn.

If you need to apply for a residence permit, we recommend paying the tuition fee as soon as possible and starting the application process for your residence permit in April-May. If you have applied for a tuition fee waiver from Södertörn University or for a Swedish Institute scholarship, please note these will be announced on 25 April 2024, so you need to wait for the scholarship results before paying.

Residence permits and visas

  • EU/EEA nationals can move to Sweden without applying for a permit.
  • Swiss nationals can move to Sweden to study, but you must apply for a residence permit if your stay exceeds 90 days.
  • Non-EU/EEA students need to apply for a residence permit before their travel to Sweden.

Residence permit applications are processed by the Swedish Migration Agency – Migrationsverket External link.. Please note that the application process may take a long time, so we strongly recommend submitting your residence permit application as soon as you have paid the tuition fee. Read the instructions on the Swedish Migration Agency's website ( External link.) or contact your nearest Swedish diplomatic mission.

Student accommodation

Södertörn University offers a limited number of student rooms to international fee-paying students. Please check the university’s website External link.for more information about the terms and conditions. The application deadline for student housing is 1 May 2024.

Non-fee-paying international students are advised to check online resources to arrange alternative housing. We recommend organising your accommodation prior to the start of the semester, as it may prove difficult to find a student apartment or room in Stockholm upon your arrival.

Webinars for offer holders

The International Office is organising webinars for international offer holders on 4 and 5 April 2024. These will provide additional information about what to do after receiving your admission letter. We will also have a Q&A session during the webinar, where offer holders can chat to current international students for insights and advice. Registration is required, please visit this link for more information and registration: External link.

Registration and your SH-Account

If you are not currently resident in Sweden, you will be able to activate your SH-Account, register for your courses and access SH-StudyWeb after arriving at the university. We will send you information about this before the start of the semester. Bring your passport or another form of identification that you can present at the university’s InfoCenter. Your department/school will send practical information, including your timetable, before the start of the semester.

Orientation Week

Please plan your arrival in Sweden so you can attend the Orientation Week on 27-31 August 2024. It provides newly admitted international students with the opportunity to meet other international students, learn about student life and practicalities in Stockholm, take a city tour and listen to practical advice about studying at Södertörn University. More information about the Orientation Week is emailed to admitted students in June and is also published on the university website. The autumn semester starts on 2 September 2024.

If you have questions about your offer, invoices, payment, registration, courses, arrival, please contact your department/school. Their contact details are on your admission notification and on our website.

For questions about accommodation, residence permit applications, scholarships, please contact the International Office: or

For questions about student life, practicalities related to studying, or to speak to a current student, please contact the international student ambassadors:


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