|Restrictions:||(current student at) SCSU applicants only|
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|Program Type:||Host University||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Minimum Class Eligibility:||2-Sophomore|
|Non-SCSU Student:||No||Housing Options:||Apartments university owned|
|Credit Type:||Undergraduate||Program Length:||Long-Term Program|
Academic Calendar: Spring and Academic Year
Credits: 12-15 SCSU Credits
Faculty and Staff: On-campus international office available for students
Housing: Furnished residence halls
Meals: Kitchens and cooking areas available
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: The Swedish Krona (SEK)
Population of Flemingsberg: 12,000 and about 13,000 students
OverviewFounded in 1996, Södertörn University has since strived to create an organization with high-quality teaching and research, prepared to act in innovative ways. Students are trained in critical and independent thought processes and receive a thorough academic education, and on completion of their studies go on to become active members of society. Södertörn University is situated 19 minutes by commuter train from Stockholm Central Station. The city of Stockholm, with its rich historical and cultural heritage, has a wide range of museums and galleries as well as plenty of shops and entertainment. Moreover, the countryside around the university is noted for its forests and lakes, and offers many opportunities for bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, hiking, and other outdoor activities; the best of both worlds. Exchange students and other international students are invited to experience studying and student life at one of the newest higher education institutions in Sweden. The University has agreements with almost 120 universities in Europe and elsewhere, and has more than 200 exchange students per year as well as a number of other international students.
The University offers more than seventy academic programs within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Education. In addition, there are over four hundred courses that students may choose to study independently. 103 courses and 18 Master's programs are taught in English during the 2015/2016 academic year.
Attractions:Flemingsberg is a southern suburb of Stockholm and only about a 15 minute rail ride. The city of Stockholm is built on 14 islands around one of Europe's largest and best-preserved mediaeval city centers. Stockholm is Scandinavia's economic center, with the largest gross regional product and most multinational companies. Stockholm was the European Green Capital in 2010.The Stockholm region is home to more than a fifth of Sweden's total population, with more than 2 million inhabitants; the city of Stockholm is the most populated area, with more than 900,000 inhabitants in October 2014.
Housing:Södertörn University has three available housing options for exchange students that are close to campus; Björnkulla, Riksten and Lappis. What will be included will depend on location but all locations are furnished.
Admission:Sophomore status and above
2.5 or higher
Open to most majors