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Carlson School Exchange in Sweden: Stockholm School of Economics

Graduate Global Immersion

Program Dates:

The academic calendar at SSE will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.

Fall Semester 2023: Students may either study at SSE for the full semester or for a partial semester

Orientation: August 25, 2023 (full semester option)

Semester Dates: August 28, 2023 - January 15, 2024 (full semester option)

Period 1: August 28 - October 23, 2023 (partial semester option)

Period 2: October 24, 2023 - January 15, 2024 (partial semester option)


Spring Semester 2024: Students may either study at SSE for the full semester or for a partial semester

Orientation: January 15, 2024 (full semester option) 

Semester Dates: January 16 - June 2, 2024 (full semester option)

Period 3: January 16 - March 20, 2024 (partial semester option)

Period 4: March 21 - June 2, 2024 (partial semester option)


The priority deadline for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 is February 1st, 2023 at noon. 


City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
Front of School
Front of School
Living Area
Living Area
City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
City of Stockholm
Front of School
Front of School
Living Area
Living Area
City of Stockholm

Program Details

    What is a business exchange program?

    • Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
    • You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
    • You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
    • You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
    • A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
    • You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
    • SSE is one of Europe's leading business schools, with a unique business community network. Education relies on relevant and current research, and the high quality of SSE's programs can be maintained because of its collaborations with Swedish and international corporations as well as its dedicated professors and researchers. 
    • Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden with a population of 1.8 million. It is located on several islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden. 
    • Stockholm is often said to be one of the most modern and open cities in the world. Stockholm excels in the areas of sustainability, education, IT, social welfare, and culture. It is also known to pick up quickly on international influences. With a broad spectrum, the latest trends within fashion, culture, and music quickly take root. Restaurants and cafes, pubs and nightclubs, galleries and museums, large shopping centers and unique boutiques are all scattered around the city of Stockholm. 
    • The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
    • Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
    • SSE can arrange accommodations for incoming exchange students in rooms and apartments
    • Housing is not guaranteed and incoming exchange students are encouraged to apply before the housing deadline outlined on the SSE website
    • Application deadlines and housing options will be shared with accepted students directly
    • Graduate exchange students must enroll in the minimum number of credits outlined by the host university.  The UMN does not have a minimum course requirement for graduate students on semester exchange
    • Graduate students typically take two courses per period (or four per semester) at SSE
    • Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcripts
    • Business courses taught in English are available to exchange students
    • Language courses are available to exchange students
    • Currently enrolled in a Carlson School graduate program
    • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Additional criteria may apply
    • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation

    Visa and Passport

    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute will not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs and are not visa experts.
    • The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well.

    To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 is February 1, 2023 at noon. Applications will open on the first day of the Fall 2021 semester. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. Carlson School graduate students are eligible for Education Abroad Fellowships.  Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Fellowships" for more information.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Expenses are based on a 5 month semester. These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate.​ 

The below cost table includes estimated expenses based on a full semester (approximately 15 weeks). Accepted students may contact the CGI office to receive a Study Abroad Cost Estimate (SACE) form reflecting partial semester costs.

Estimated Expenses 2023-24
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account) UMN Per-credit rate (varies by credit load and UMN degree program)
Airfare (to and from program site) $1,100
Documentation (passport, visa, immunization) $290
Books and Materials $75
Accommodations & Meals $4,200
Essential Daily Living Expenses $2,000
Miscellaneous $500
Total $8,165 + tuition costs
Estimated Expenses 2023-24
Estimated Expenses 2023-24


Academic term(s)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Partial Semester (Grad only)
Degree level
Host School
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model
Partner University Business Exchange