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Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and with over 1.8 million residents—its largest city. The city is located on 14 islands all connected by bridges in Lake Malaren. Outside of Stockholm and into the Baltic Sea is the Stockholm archipelago which comprises some 24,000 islands that can be explored by ferry. Dating as far back as the 12th century, Stockholm is a combination of old world charm and modern vitality. Stroll through Gamla Stan, the old area of Stockholm to delight in the cobblestone streets, stucco buildings, the Royal Palace, and the Swedish Parliament. For a more modern and trendy Stockholm experience visit Sodermalm, an area known for its restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and specialty shops.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Stockholm University website. To find courses in the database, choose “Show extended search” to search courses based on language of instruction (English or Swedish) and course level. You should select”First level” for undergraduate/bachelor studies.
Swedish Language Classes
For students who do not speak Swedish, it is recommended that you enroll in a Swedish language class. The Swedish language course will also give you an introduction to Swedish culture. Students with previous knowledge in Swedish can take a placement test to confirm their level.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Stockholm University and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take four to five classes a term at Stockholm University. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late January
Spring Semester: Late January – Early June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Stockholm University web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
As a special service Stockholm University assists students from partner universities with accommodations. The Housing Office manages a limited number of rooms in Stockholm, so upon acceptance to the Stockholm University program students will be instructed on how to apply for housing.
For more information and links on accommodations please visit the Stockholm University Housing website.
Financial InformationProgram Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.