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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Spring 2021


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Human Ecology

Off-campus partner:

Stockholm University


Opportunity Description

Stockholm University (Swedish: Stockholms universitet) is the state university of Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities/social sciences. With over 70,000 students at four different faculties, law, humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by both the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE).

Stockholm University is Sweden's largest institution for higher education and offers world-class research programs in a wide variety of fields. It attracts an international faculty and student body. Located just north of Stockholm's city center, students have easy access to the capital city's rich historical and cultural attractions, green spaces, lakes, and waterways.

About the Exchange

Undergraduate students interested in demography and social policy may spend one semester, and in some cases up to two semesters, studying at Stockholm University.

Students interested in this exchange would be expected to take courses in demography, social policy, and applied population research. Access to other courses outside these areas is also possible. Cornell students may take a course on Swedish society that is regularly offered in English, as well as Swedish language classes for international students.

Participating programs at Stockholm University

Research concentrates on family dynamics and the cultural, social, economic, and political conditions that underlie them. We are interested in the effects of social policy, gender relationship and values on demographic behavior.


Stockholm University's Housing Office will assist with housing. Students will typically stay in Stockholm University's housing. Accommodation for exchange students only is in a housing area built in the late sixties called "Lappis" . It consists of apartment buildings on three streets: Amanuensvägen, Forskarbacken and Professorsslingan. It is located in a green environment in the outskirts of Stockholm city, very close to the University. The buildings are between four and six storeys tall and there are 10-12 rooms in each corridor, all fully furnished and with your own shower and WC. The residents, both from Sweden and other countries, share a kitchen and a living room. There are laundry rooms on the housing area.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.