Incoming exchange students

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Welcome to the Department of Social Anthropology

The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is committed to a global and comparative perspective toward the diversity of social and cultural forms of the contemporary world. Its research encompasses all continents, and the interactions between them. It draws on the rich international anthropological research heritage, but is also engaged in a continuous renewal of that tradition, its thought and practices.

Application process – exchange students

The Department of Social Anthropology participates in the exchange programme Erasmus as well as other agreements between universities. If you are interested in becoming an exchange student, you should turn to your home university for information regarding the application.

As an exchange student, you:

  • must be nominated by your home university.
  • will remain registered at your home university.
  • apply through the International coordinator at your home university.
Courses overview

Courses for exchange students

The Department of Social Anthropology offers the following basic level (first cycle) courses for incoming exchange students.



Student services, accommodation, student unions, library, health centre, equal treatment, insurance, Swedish bank account – the Handbook will prepare you for your time as a student at Stockholm University.

Cycle, credits, grades

Cycles, credits and grades

Sweden has adopted the Bologna system in line with other European countries. The qualifications you earn at Stockholm University will be easily understandable throughout Europe and the world.

Academic year

Academic year

The academic year at Stockholm University starts in late August and ends in early June. The academic year is divided into two terms, an autumn term and a spring term.

Departmental exchange coordinator

Marie Larsson


Phone: +46 (0)8 16 33 76

Room: B678

Phone hours: Tuesday 1-2 pm and Wednesday 11-12 am

Office hours: Tuesday 9-12 am and Wednesday 1-4 pm