Students applying for the SBS exchange programme must be enrolled at SBS at the time of application* and  have enough credits left in the study programme to transfer 30 credits from the exchange semester.

*Students enrolled in free standing courses or Bachelor of Business Administration programme who are enrolled in courses at the department of economics are eligible, provided they meet the below-listed requirements.

NOTE! Students that have previously applied and been accepted to SBS exchange programme and then declined the placement after the host university has contacted the student are not allowed to apply again.

For more specific guidelines see below.

Bachelor’s Programme in Business Administration

Bachelor’s Programme in Business Administration and Political Science

Bachelor’s Programme in Global Managment

Bachelor's programme in Marketing Communications

Master's programmes

Other

 

Bachelor's level


Bachelor’s Programme in Business Administration:

  • At the time of the application you must have successfully completed at least seven (7) out of eight (8) courses in Business Administration I (FEK I)  and Business Administration II (FEK II), i.e. you must have taken at least 52.5 credits in business.
  • You must have enough credits within your programme to study abroad, i.e. you can only have studied max 90 credits within your programme before the start of the exchange semester.
  • The semester of study abroad within the program is the elective semester 4th semester in the achelor's programme in Business Administration. Students who choose to select elective courses at SBS and / or courses with a guaranteed place at other departments have used the elective 4th semester and will therefore not be  able to apply to SBS exchange programme.

NOTE! If your specialization within the programme is Finance or Accounting, you must select courses worth 15 credits corresponding to the courses Financial Reporting (7.5 credits) and Corporate Finance (7.5 credits) during your semester abroad. It is the student's reponsibility to find courses corresponding to SBS courses through the host universities websites before applying to the exchange programme. To be sure the courses are equivalent to the courses at SBS please send an email to studierektor@sbs.su.se with the link to the course descriptions from the partner university.

Bachelor’s Programme in Business Administration and Political Science

  • At the time of the application BAPS students must have completed all of semester one (1) courses with at least 75 % passing grades (22.5 credits) for the four introductory courses in Business Administration: Principles of Marketing, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Finance and Principles of Management. NOTE: This applies to BAPS students admitted in 2015 or earlier.

Students should take courses at partner universities that correspond to junior/intermediate level courses in Business Administration (200-300 level at partner universities). The courses should cover subjects that build on the courses taken during the first semester. We recommend courses in marketing, accounting, finance and management/organisation at the junior level e.g. Management II, Marketing II etc.

For questions regarding the selection of courses please contact the Academic Advisors.

Bachelor’s Programme in Global Management

  • At the time of application you must have passed seven out of eight courses in Business Administration from semester one (1) and two (2), and you should also have completed semester three (3) and four (4) of the programme by the start of your exchange period. Typically, you would be enrolled in semester four (4) studying your selected language at the time of application for exchange studies.
  • You must have enough credits within your programme to study abroad, i.e. you cannot have earned more than 120 credits within your programme before the start of the exchange semester.
  • This programme has a fixed structure, stuents are bound to studying according to the curriculum. 

Semester for studies abroad is the fifth (5th) semester of the Bachelor's programme in Global Management.

The recommendation is that Global Management students study courses related to Business Administration and/or language-studies at the host university during their exchange semester. We highly recommend that you apply to partner universities in countries of your chosen language in order to get the most out of your exchange semester.

For questions regarding the selection of courses please contact the Academic Advisors.

Bachelor's programme in Marketing Communications

  • At the time of the application you must have successfully completed seven (7) out of eight (8) courses from semester one (1) and three (3) in your programme to be eligible to apply for the exchange programme.
  • You must have enough credits within your programme to study abroad, i.e. you can only have studied max 120 credits within your programme before the start of the exchange semester.
  • This programme has a fixed structure, stuents are bound to studying according to the curriculum.

Students enrolled in the bachelor programme in Marketing Communications (kandidatprogrammet i marknadskommunikation) have the opportunity to go abroad on exchange during semester five (5) of the programme.

You can apply for courses in the following subject areas:

  • Copywriting/Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising/PR/Communications
  • Brand Management
  • Project Management
  • Typography
  • Business administration

Course approval will be administered by the programme coordinator, Niklas Bondesson. It is recommended that students review courses offered at the universities you are interested in before applying to the exchange programme.

International Business and Politics - starting autumn 2018

  • At the time of application you must have passed seven (7) out of eight (8) courses in Business Administration from semester one (1)  and two (2), and you should also have completed semester three (3) and four (4) of the programme by the start of your exchange period. Typically, you would be enrolled in semester four (4) studying your selected language at the time of application for exchange studies.
  • You must have enough credits within your programme to study abroad, i.e. you cannot have earned more than 120 credits within your programme before the start of the exchange semester.
  • This programme has a fixed structure, stuents are bound to studying according to the curriculum.

Semester for studies abroad is the fifth (5th) semester of the Bachelor's programme in International Business and Politics.

The recommendation is that International Business and Politics students study courses related to Business Administration and/or Politics at the host university. 

For questions regarding the selection of courses please contact the Academic Advisors.

Master's level

  • At the time of application master students must have successfully passed three (3) out of four (4) courses from the first semester in the master programme.

Students enrolled in the following programmes: Management Studies, Marketing, Accounting, have the opportunity to apply for exchange studies during their third semester of the programme.

Students enrolled in MSc. in Banking and Finance can apply for our Double Degree in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana. The other option for international experience is to attend a summer programme arranged by partner universities (NOTE! credits earned during the summer prorgammes cannot be transferred to the programme). As of the 2018/2019 academic year, it will not possible for students enrolled in MSc. in Banking and Finance to apply for the exchange programme.

Students enrolled in the programme Strategic IT Management should apply through the Department of Computer and System Sciences exchange programme.

If you are not eligible for an exchange semester, you will take elective courses at SBS during the third semester.

Free standing courses

Students taking free-standing courses through SBS can apply for study abroad on their own as free movers, via Stockholm University's central agreements or through the departments' agreement, subject to availability. Please note that we prioritize our programme students before students taking free-standing courses. You must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • At the time of application you must have passed seven (7) out of eight (8) courses in Business Administration from semester 1 and 2.  
  • You must have been enrolled at SBS at least two (2) semesters prior to the semester you wish to go on exchange.


We advise students in the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration and IT to apply for exchange studies via the department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV).

It is the student's own reposonsibility to make sure you can obtain a student visa for the country you are applying to study in.