Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Scandinavian Studies

The Scandinavian Studies section has Erasmus exchange agreements with the following universities:

Exchanges with Scandinavian universities

The University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen University

With over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. Together, the eight faculties offer over 200 programmes for study in humanities, law, health sciences, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology. The diversity of academic environments and scientific approaches is the University of Copenhagen's distinguishing feature and strength. According to the QS World University Rankings 2011, the University of Copenhagen was ranked 52th in the world and 13th in Europe.

"The year-abroad experience is very enriching and enjoyable. Copenhagenis a lively, modern city that offers a lot of interesting possibilities for exchange students. It might be true that Scandinavians don’t easily open up to foreigners, but once you make friends with them, it’s a long-lasting friendship. As a Danish language student, I enjoyed a range of different extra-curricular activities, such as joining a gym, going to the theatre or cinema, hanging out with other students from the Nordic department or simply exploring Copenhagen (Tivoli is worth a trip!), which gave me the opportunity to improve my Danish while having fun."

Izabella Anna (Poznan, Poland)Scandinavian Studies, 2012

Uppsala University

Uppsala University

Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. It ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe in international evaluations and is generally considered one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Europe. The university has nine faculties. It has about 20,000 full-time students, and about 2,000 doctoral students.

The town of Uppsala is situated only 40 miles north of Stockholm. Since 1164, it has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden. Architecturally, Uppsala University has traditionally had a strong presence in the area around the cathedral on the western side of the River Fyris and Uppsala's historic centre continues to be dominated by the presence of the university.

"Uppsala is a small and picturesque city where almost every aspect is focussed on student life. The Engelska parken humanities campus is bright and modern with excellent facilities for studying. The Department of Scandinavian Languages offer an interesting range of courses and staff are very friendly and approachable. A unique aspect to the student experience are Uppsala's thirteen student unions - with such a wide variety of activities, bars, clubs and events you are guaranteed to never be bored during your time here! Uppsala’s close proximity to Stockholm also offers exciting possibilities for exploring other Swedish cities during your stay here."

Megan (Whalley, England)Scandinavian Studies and English Literature, 2012

Karlstad University

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Karlstad University is one of the youngest universities in Sweden. It has about 12,500 students. Its mission statement is to be adventurous in challenging the established and exploring the unknown. The university is located on one campus offering a strikingly modern and stimulating study environment.

The sun is the symbol of the University. It is associated with enlightenment, energy and growth, just like Karlstad University. The town of Karlstad is situated in the region of Värmland in western Sweden, around 140 miles north of Gothenburg.

The University of Oslo

Established in 1811 as The Royal Frederick University, the University of Oslo is one of the leading universities in Scandinavia and Europe. As a financial and economic centre, Oslo is fast becoming Scandinavia’s most cosmopolitan city, attracting young professionals from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. The region is of truly outstanding beauty, with lakes, woodland and impressive fiords. Norway is consistently ranked in surveys and studies as one of the countries or the country with the best quality of life.

The University of Bergen

Established in 1946, the University of Bergen is, with Oslo, the leading institution of higher education in Norway, and usually the first Norwegian university in international rankings. The University attracts a considerable number of international students and staff. Bergen is Norway’s second city. It was built in Byfjorden, or the Fiord of By, more than a thousand years ago. Its Hanseatic architecture provides one of Norway’s most iconic cityscapes. The beautiful city, the imposing fiord and the mountains make it the perfect place to enjoy city life and nature. Bergen’s winters are mild, and the lowest average monthly temperature is -0.5C in February.

The University of Bergen


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Erasmus activities are carried out with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme