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Study Abroad destinations

Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University is in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. Stockholm is a cultural hub and Sweden’s business centre.

Stockholm University is in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. Stockholm is a cultural hub and Sweden’s business centre, with many green areas surrounded by water, making it an ideal place to enjoy a relaxed and exciting student life. Only a few minutes away from the city centre, Stockholm University is in the middle of the world’s first National City Park.

Education at Stockholm University is based on the principle that students take responsibility for their studies with support from the teaching faculty. As a student, you are expected to raise questions and to take part in discussions during lectures.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
English Literature BA   2nd year, Semester 1 
Creative Writing BA*  2nd year, Semester 1 

*Please note that this institution has limited module offerings in Creative Writing, so students should be prepared to take modules in English Literature. 

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You are required to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 27 to 30 ECTS (European) credits per semester
  • 54 to 60 ECTS per year.

You can see the module options on the Stockholm University website. 

Academic calendar

The academic calendar is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Late August until mid January (approximate dates) 
  • Semester 2: Mid January until early June (approximate dates)

Visit the Stockholm University website for a full list of academic dates. 


Accommodation abroad

There are a variety of accommodation options available to students. More details are available on the Stockholm University website. 

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Funding and visas


Students will receive a minimum grant of £750 from either Erasmus+, Turing, or the YSJ Bursary.

To find out more information, please visit our Funding page.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

More information visit the University of Sweden Visas and Residence permits page. 

If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly. 

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