In Sweden the subject of Economics is divided on two different departments: the Economics Department (Economics) and the School of Business (Business/Finance). Exchange students accepted by the Economics Department at SU have thus been accepted to study Economics, not Business/Finance.

Semester/Term dates - Stockholm University

The academic year at Stockholm University starts in late August and ends in early June. The academic year is divided into two semesters, an autumn semester and a spring semester. The autumn semester starts at the end of August and continues until mid-January of the following year. The spring semester starts in January and finishes in the beginning of June. Full time studies equals 30 credits/semester.

Information about Courses

  • Courses in English are offered on the Intermediate level and on Master's Programme level. All courses on these two levels are offered in English.
  • The Intermediate and the Master Programme levels are divided into 2 periods of 10 weeks each. In each period, several courses are offered. All available courses on the Intermediate and Master's Programme levels yield 7.5 credits and run over 10 weeks (halftime studies) respectively. 4 courses equal full time studies and students are recommended not to take more than 30 credits per term.
  • Exchange students at the Economics Department will be expected to take the majority of their courses (at least 3 of 4) at the department. If there are no courses during a certain period that you can take, please contact the exchange administrator to ask if you could take a course at another department at SU. Please note that other departments at SU are not obliged to take on exchange students from the Economics Department, but only do so if their courses are not full and if the student has the pre-knowledge required. Usually the Administrators do not know until after the registration period at the start of the term whether there are any spare places on a course.
  • Discuss in advance with the Exchange Coordinator at your Home university which courses you should take at the Department of Economics. Also make a list of alternative courses in case a course is full, cancelled or you lack the preknowledge required for it.

Eligibility at the department of economics

  • Required pre-knowledge for the Intermediate level / First cycle is at least 30 credits in Economics on Basic level.
  • The requirement for exchange students who want to study on the Master Programme level is the equivalent of a Bachelor degree in Economics (180 credits in total, with at least 90 credits in Economics (including 30 credits from the intermediate level or above) and 90 credits in other subjects).
  • Please note that some courses may also have additional pre-knowledge requirements to those above.