The Stockholm School of Economics

LSE offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a full academic year at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

The GO LSE exchange with SSE is offered as part of the CIVICA Engage Track.


The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is one of Europe's leading business schools. Founded in 1909, today SSE is made up of around 2,000 students, and offers courses in a range of economics and business-related fields.

The School is located in the heart of Scandinavia. The city is not only the capital of Sweden, but is also considered to be one of the most modern and open cities in the world and excels in the areas of sustainability, education, IT, social welfare and culture.

Find out more about the exchange programme here.

Academic Information

The educational programmes at Stockholm School of Economics are based on research and stress a theoretical and analytical approach. GO LSE students are able to take courses in Management, Finance, Economics, Accounting and Financial Management, and Marketing. Alongside the main offering, there are also opportunities to take courses in Entrepreneurship and Languages.

The teaching methodology is a mixture of American and European teaching methods and theories. Some courses are characterized by more traditional teaching, with lectures, written course assignments and seminars.

In other courses the teaching is to a great extent based on cases; active participation in class is expected and contributes to the final grade. Many of the courses require substantial preparatory reading.

As GO LSE students at SSE will be part of the CIVICA Engage track, they will be expected to take an Engage course as part of their programme.

The SSE exchange is additional to the requirements of your LSE degree. Having completed the year at SSE, you will then return to LSE to study the final year of your programme. Your year overseas will not count towards your final degree classification at LSE, but you will be issued with a separate SSE transcript providing details of your results.


Students are eligible to apply for SSE's rooms and apartments, although accommodation is not guaranteed. Further information can be found on SSE's Housing website.


The scheme is open to all second year LSE undergraduate students (or third year BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics students) who have been accepted onto the CIVICA Engage Track. Generally we require applicants to have passed all of their first year exams (without resits) and to have achieved a 2:1 average across their courses.

Fees, Living Costs and Financial Support

Tuition fees

GO LSE students are not required to pay any tuition fees to SSE to participate in the exchange. Instead, you will continue to pay tuition fees directly to LSE. Your tuition fee while studying abroad is significantly reduced as compared to when you are on campus. For further information, please visit our fees and funding webpage

Living costs

The estimated cost of living in Stockholm is between 8,720 and 10,720 Swedish Krona (or between £730 and £900) per month. This will cover your housing, meals, books, and personal costs, but travel expenses are not accounted for. 

Visit the exchange student webpage for more information.

Financial support

Please visit our fees and funding webpage for further information. 

Travel and Visas


GO LSE exchange students are expected to make their own travel arrangements. If you are eligible for Student Finance, you may be able to recoup part of the cost of up to three return journeys between your home and your host institution.

GO LSE exchange students will be covered under LSE's Travel Insurance policy, following completion of the necessary risk assessment document.


Non-EU students (including British citizens) will need to apply for a residence permit to study in Sweden. Citizens of European Union or European Economic Area countries do not need a visa to study in Sweden.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this opportunity, you must have been accepted onto the CIVICA Engage Track. You can apply to the CIVICA Engage Track here. The deadline for applications was 28th October 2022.

For more information, please contact Global Opportuniies LSE

For up-to-date information, please check this page regularly.