Södertörn University

Södertörn University (Södertörns högskola) is a young university that has expanded rapidly since it was founded in 1996, and is now at the heart of a higher education hub in southern Stockholm. It is characterised by a strong belief in independent and critical thought, with a multidisciplinary and multicultural ethos.



The university's main building was built in 2002. It has teaching areas, offices and workspaces for teachers, researchers and administrators, as well as an auditorium that seats 700, lecture halls and a theatre.


Södertörn University offers courses and programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technology, as well as teacher education with an intercultural profile. A number of our courses and programmes are multidisciplinary and are the result of cooperation between different subjects. To ensure that our students develop the expertise demanded by the labour market, new programmes are often developed in partnership with industry representatives.


Research at Södertörn University is characterised by intellectual exploration across subject boundaries. It is carried out in expert, creative and profiled environments. There are currently about 70 research projects being conducted at the university.


Careers and Study Guidance Advisors are linked to different departments, courses and programmes. We offer the students neutral guidance about studying and work-related issues. We focus on the individual and aim to offer the tools to make well-founded decisions.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (5)
Journalism & Media (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)


Student services

Student Support Services is a resource for issues relating to student administration for schools, administration, students and prospective students.

Housing services

Students housing are found in Lappis and Björnkulla. Unfortunately, due to Södertörn University receiving more incoming students than available rooms, we will not be able to offer accommodation to all students. We therefore strongly advise students to check other accommodation possibilities as well.

Library services

In the university's library search tool, SöderScholar, you can search through our books, e-books, print- and e-journals and more. You can search in SöderScholar from a majority of the pages on the library website by using the search box towards the top-left of the page. More information, for example how you can access our e-resources off-campus, can be found on the Books and e-resources page.

ICT services

MedieCenter helps with IT-related issues, such as login information for university computers and the wireless network. Students can also borrow equipment if their school/subject has stored it with MedieCenter.

Medical services

The Student Health Centre is for students who are experiencing study-related health problems during their time at Södertörn University.

  • The counsellor offers everything from advice on student social matters to individual therapy sessions. This could include many types of problems, such as performance anxiety, stress, mild or severe depression, identity concerns, low self-confidence.

Student Life

Campus life

Södertörn University provides high quality research and education at all levels, offering a friendly atmosphere and an inspiring environment. Our modern, attractive campus is located in Flemingsberg, 19 minutes from central Stockholm on the commuter train.