Note: Exchange students accepted by other academic departments or by the International Office at Stockholm University who would like to take one or more courses in the Department of Human Geography will find information at the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in studying at the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University as an exchange student, please contact the international coordinator or the international office at your home university to apply. 

If you are selected for exchange studies by your home university you will automatically, due to a standing agreement, be accepted by the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. Nominations of exchange students from the sending institution should arrive to the Department of Human Geography exchange coordinator no later than two weeks before the deadline for mandatory forms, i.e. May 1 for the Autumn Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.

Once you have been selected for exchange studies and the international coordinator or the international office at your home university (Note: You cannot do this on your own!) has nominated you and send your contact details, you will by e-mail receive a “Letter of Acceptance” and an application form for courses from the Department of Human Geography.

Application form (courses)

The form must be filled in electronically and returned by e-mail to the Department of Human Geography not later than May 7 (for the Autumn Semester) or October 7 (for the Spring Semester). A digital or scanned copy of an official transcript of records from your home university should be sent together with the course application form. It is usually possible to apply for courses later – nevertheless it is more likely to be accepted to a specific course if the form is returned at these dates.

In late June (for the Autumn Semester) or middle of December (for the Spring Semester) you will get an e-letter regarding the selected course(s). Please note that students cannot be guaranteed places on the courses of their choice. Most courses are restrictive and competitive and all courses have specific required pre-knowledge. Provided students can present official transcripts of records showing the necessary course specific pre requirements – including a first (bachelor) degree for students interested in studying second cycle (master) courses – exchange students will normally be accepted to most courses of their choice in the Department of Human Geography.

FC is the First Cycle (bachelor, under-graduate) and SC is the Second Cycle (master, graduate). In short FC students are welcome to study FC courses and SC students are welcome to study FC and SC courses. Note the necessary special eligibility requirements for the course(s) you are interested in.

First Cycle students are recommended to study four of the following five courses during the Autumn Semester 2016: KG1206 Geographical Information Systems and Cartography, 7.5 HECs, KG1208 Swedish Geography, 7.5 HECs, KG2203 Geographical Information Analysis I, 7.5 HECs, and KG1209 Essay on Swedish Geography, 7.5 HECs, or KG2204 Geographical Information Analysis II, 7.5 HECs. Note: (1) Students have to pass KG1206 to start KG2203 and KG2203 to start KG2204, and KG1208 to start KG1209. (2) KG1209 is a flexible module, i.e. much of the tuition is individual and the study tempo can be 50% during period C–D, about 80% period C and 20% period D, or about 20% period C and 80% period D.

During the Spring Semester 2017 only two courses – KG3209 Challenges of Planning in the Global South – Focus Africa, 7.5 HECs, and KG3214 Applied Historical Geography, 7.5 HECs – are open for First Cycle students. FC students may find additional suitable courses in other Stockholm University departments.

If you would like to include a course from another department in the exchange you must contact that department directly to make a course application. Go to the relevant department web site for information on how to proceed. If you have been accepted as an exchange student by the Department of Human Geography please point out this when you are in contact with another Stockholm University department concerning a course application. Some departments would like to get a confirmation on your course selection from the coordinating department; if so please contact the coordinator.

Housing
When returning the course application form please indicate in the e-letter to the Department whether or not you are interested in student housing. Regrettably it is hard to find accommodation in Stockholm and there is no accommodation guarantee. The University Housing Office cannot provide accommodation for all exchange students. Exchange students who have not received a accommodation offer must find housing on their own. The Housing Office will inform students via e-mail on the on-line housing application about a week after the registration form deadline (March 15 or October 15). Available student housing will be allocated through a lottery to exchange students who apply within the deadline. If you apply, the Housing Office will let you know about two months later if you have received student housing or not.

Application for Swedish language courses

You will also get information about the the application for Swedish language courses (beginners’ level to advanced level) offered exclusively for exchange students. This form should be filled in online at the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism (web address indicated in an e-letter from Stockholm). Deadline is May 15 (for the Autumn Semester) or October 15 (for the Spring Semester).

Information for students accepted by other academic departments or by the International Office at Stockholm University

Exchange students accepted by other academic departments or by the International Office at Stockholm University who would like to take one or more courses in the Department of Human Geography should as early as possible after acceptance at Stockholm University fill in (electronically) and send the below form to the Department of Human Geography (e-mail address indicated in the form).

Late applications: If the semester have started please hand in the form to the Department Office in room X326, the Geo-Science Building, or sent it by mail to the Department.