Stockholm University – Sweden

Stockholm University is one of Europe’s leading centres for higher education and research. It is consistently amongst the 200 highest-ranked universities in the world and one of the top 50 in Europe. 

Founded in 1878, the university stands for openness and accessibility with an active role in society, particularly through its sustainability agenda. Located just 10 minutes away from the centre of Stockholm, the university is home to over 29,000 students and is known for its excellent teaching and world class research, with four of its researchers having received the Nobel Prize.

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with Stockholm University allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad: 

  • Computing, Engineering and Media – Computer & Information Science

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Please note that a number of modules on offer are at Masters Level and students should expect to follow a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate modules as part of the exchange.

Whilst at Stockholm University we also encourage students to enrol on a supplementary Swedish language course, provided by the department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism. Beginners can study a 4.5 ECTS in term 1, and progress to higher levels in term 2 if interested.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Stockholm University.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – the nearest major airport to Stockholm University is Stockholm Arlanda airport. It is recommended to take a taxi or public transportation to your accommodation. One of the easiest and the cheapest way to reach the city is by bus
  • Accommodation – You will receive information about and will be able to apply for your accommodation after you are formally accepted by Stockholm University. You can view information about accommodation here.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Swedish immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


Living costs in Sweden tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Sweden: