After nomination, you will get application forms from us sent to your e-mail. You are asked to return your application by April 26, 2020 (for the exchange that takes place autumn semester 2020 or the whole academic year 2020-21).

To be able to prepare your application and Learning Agreement, please see our course catalogue where you will find all the courses that the Department of Psychology offers.

Course Catalogue 2020 (424 Kb)  (New version June 22)

Most of the courses are on Master's level but there are also courses in English at Bachelor level. If you can study in Swedish you can also select courses from Psychology I and Psychology II and from the Psychologist program.

Information about our courses in Swedish.


Study Swedish

If you want to study Swedish, you can be enrolled to a Swedish for beginners course. You will get more information about the Swedish courses during the welcome activities.

More information


Other courses

When you come to study at the Department of Psychology via our Erasmus+ or Nordplus agreement, we expect, of course, that you will study psychology courses. You may, though, also choose complimentary courses at other departments. The minimum requirement is that at least 50% of your courses are in psychology.

List of all the courses that are taught in English and open to our exchange students


The new International master's program in psychology

The Department of Psychology is launching a new International two-year master’s program in psychology, starting in late August 2020. The program is very diverse and offers you the opportunity to select courses that suits your interests not only in psychology but also in other areas.

More information about the program and the courses it comprises

Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students



Letter of acceptance and accommodation

All admitted exchange students will receive a letter of acceptance. They will also receive information via email later in the spring or in June on how to apply for accommodation through the Housing Office.



Welcome activities

The International office at Stockholm University arranges welcome activities for all incoming students. Welcome activities are arranged before the semester starts. The Department of Psychology will also arrange a welcome meeting for our psychology students, on August 26 at 16.00 in room U21, Frescati Hagväg 8.

More information about the orientation day and welcome activities will be updated on the link below.

Information for incoming students spring 2020 (4600 Kb) . (PDF)

Welcome activities


Course details

The schedules of the courses will be published no later than one month before each course starts.

The autumn semester starts 2020-08-31 and ends in January,  2021-01-17. Almost every course is 7,5 ects (approximately one month of full-time studies) and you study 4 of these courses each semester (=30 ects). Some courses are given as half-time studies, and then you can take two at the same time for full-time studies.

Registered students use our learning platform called Athena for course activities and communication.

Schedules and course information

Information in Swedish



If you have questions about your exchange studies, please contact


Studying at Stockholm University


Travelogue of an exchange student from Åbo Akademi

One could argue that Stockholm is not the most exotic destination for a Swedish speaking Finn. Especially not for a 21 year old student based in Turku, only 300 km away. But distance is all relative. And if you take the 10 hour long ferry across the Baltic sea with nothing with you except the largest suitcase Ikea can provide and an old classical guitar made of flamed maple: then your imagination can help you to believe that you are on a one-man journey far from home.

For me, my Erasmus exchange was a lot of things. It was the Wednesday-evening chat over a pint of Falcon at the Professor sportsbar together with my american friend. It was a decision to bluntly jump in to a group of people on my first day at Frescati campus, a group that would stick together the whole semester. It was John Mayer at the Ericsson Globe, Lars Winnerbäck at Malmö arena and a memorable lonely night in a dark flixbus cruising through Scandinavia; the sudden insight of the wonderful absurdity of my current lifestyle.

Jakob och gänget

But primarily, it was an exploration of my identity. The identity of language, of accent, of country, of profession and of Europe. When I got the privilege to witness my friends' first visit to a sauna, deep in the woods of Norrtälje, I had never felt more like Finn. When my classmates listened with fascination to my funny version of Swedish, I had never felt more like a Swedish speaking Finn. And when we, in the same woods of Norrtälje, stayed up dancing and talking the whole night, I had never felt more like a citizen of the world.

This highly international experience is largely thanks to the outstanding Stockholm University and Department of Psychology. From day one the tutors and the student union assured that we felt like home. There were pub crawls, sightseeing trips, international festivales, beach afternoons and open mic nights. After a while I started to recognize the familiar faces of the international students and it felt like the community went further than specific departments or buddy groups. At times it really felt like we all were part of the same big international family.

When I needed time for myself, I tried to explore the city on my own. I fell in love with the sight of Gamla stan (the Old Town) at night and with the exotic atmosphere of Södermalm. The large network of public transport in Stockholm makes it easy to go around the city and nearby areas.

For any student thinking about going on exchange: do it. And for any student thinking about Stockholm: do it even more. The city is a perfect mixture of urban and nature life and the university is as professional and high class as it gets. Just remember to be active and to participate at all the welcome activities. And not to be afraid of loneliness; it gets to every exchange student at some point. Try to embrace it, sit down at some small cafe in Gamla stan and video call your family. That should be enough to remind you that home is always waiting for you, when it’s time to go back.

Jakob Langenskiöld, who studied some courses on the Psychology Programme and one on Psychology II, in the fall semester of 2019.