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Stockholm School of Economics

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Please do not contact this university directly.
For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at exchange@otago.ac.nz.
Last updated September, 2017

Academic Information

Language of Instruction

English and Swedish

Course Information

Please note that Stockholm School of Economics accepts exchange students for one semester only.

Courses within the following fields are offered: - Management - Finance - Economics - Marketing and Media Management - Accounting and Financial Management.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: August-June 
  • Fall Semester: August-December
  • Spring Semester: January-June

Academic Calendar

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

A full time course load is 30 ECTS per semester.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living

Accommodation

SSE arranges accommodation for exchange students at Lappkarrsberget (Lappis) or Saltmatargatan (Saltis) which are both located on campus.

Estimated Cost of Living

Cost of living in Sweden

Additional Information

Additional information on SSE for exchange students

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences

The University, City and Region

The University

Stockholm School of Economics main buildingStockholm School of Economics (SSE), founded in 1909 by royal statute, is the oldest private Swedish institution of university standing and enjoys a prestigious position in Swedish economic life. Many leading executives and politicians have their degree from the School, including several former ministers of finance. For an increasing number of companies, SSE plays a significant role in their European recruitment effort.

The majority of the School's students are Swedish citizens and 40% of them are women. Competition for admittance to the MSc programme is high. Approximately 3,400 applicants apply for the 300 places available each year with admission grades being the highest required of any academic institution in Sweden. Students also often have substantial work experience and/or degrees in other areas.

The School is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System); is a member of the Partnership in International Management (PIM)-a consortium of leading business schools from five continents co-operating on student exchanges; and is also a member of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).

The City of Stockholm and Region

Stockholm StreetStockholm, built across 14 islands and often called the Venice of the North, receives more foreign visitors than any other city in Scandinavia. It is situated at the point where the vast Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea, having been built on this strategic spot in the mid 13th century to enable merchant vessels going in and out of the lake to be taxed.

As water covers one third of the city area, the maritime life is an important aspect of the city. There are plenty of bridges, marinas and locks. The water is so clean that you can drink it, and salmon are caught in the middle of the city.

In Stockholm you will find a rich cultural life, a multitude of museums, many international restaurants, and a wealth of modern entertainment.

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email exchange@otago.ac.nz.