Erasmus in Stockholm

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Stockholm

Why should you do your Erasmus in Stockholm? In this article, we tell you why Stockholm is the perfect city to do an Erasmus. Sweden is a very popular country among Erasmus students. Every year, Stockholm, in particular, gets full of students ready to enjoy themselves and meet new people. Do you want to join the Erasmus experience in Stockholm? Let’s get started!

Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

In Stockholm, like in most northern European cities, the standard of living is fairly high, which means that the prices (of everything) will also be higher. You should take into account that, only with the accommodation, you can already spend around € 450-650 monthly. This is the average price for a room in a shared apartment. However, depending on the location and the type of accommodation, the price can vary a lot.

To this quantity, you should add other monthly expenses such as food or your possible leisure activities. But, you shouldn’t worry about not being able to do a lot of things during your Erasmus due to the prices, because students (especially Erasmus) always find the best plans for very affordable prices.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm has a wide variety of places to party, for all tastes and in every day of the week. Although you probably won’t feel like going out to a nightclub when it is cold, remember that there will always be a student apartment or a dormitory near you where there will be a party, that’s for sure. Most exchange students usually go to these kinds of parties, since going out every day to pubs or bars can be quite expensive besides, people there are very strict about letting you drink alcohol.

You will also be able to do many other things, apart from going out. Students usually get together and have barbecues, go to the beautiful parks in the city, to the lakes, or simply visit Stockholm. The cold weather takes a back seat. Grab your coat and enjoy your Erasmus in Stockholm!

Culture and gastronomy in Stockholm, Sweden

Once you arrive in Stockholm you will be amazed by the city. It is surrounded by nature and its architecture is incredible. Besides, you will be able to learn and enjoy while you visit its museums and art galleries such as the Nordiska Museet, with exhibitions about Swedish art and craftwork throughout different ages, or the Moderna Museet, one of the best modern art galleries of Europe. You will also love to discover each part of the city and its traditions, such as the Walpurgis Night on the 30th of April, or the Stockholm International Antiques Fair that takes place in February.

On the other hand, get ready to know Swedish gastronomy, another very important part of their culture. Some of its most famous dishes are kottbullar, a kind of meatballs normally served with salsa; smörgåstårta, a very traditional Swedish “sandwich cake”; kroppkakor, filled potatoes which are usually served with cranberries and melted butter; and one of the most traditional sweet dishes in Sweden, kanelbullar. Apart from these, you are going to taste many other traditional recipes from Swedish cuisine.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is a city with many things to offer. For example, you will be able to discover the incredible Scandinavian architecture, simple but amazing. The traditional food will always leave you willing to try it again. If you don’t know the language, you are in luck, since almost everyone will be able to talk to you in English. The city and the landscapes surrounding it will leave you in awe from day one. The people and the traditions in Stockholm will allow you to know the city’s culture to the maximum. Are you ready to start one of the best experiences of your life?

Cheap accommodation in Stockholm, Sweden

Do you need accommodation in Stockholm and don’t know how to find it? On Erasmus Play you can find the perfect option for you for free. You can easily and quickly search for and compare prices of flats, rooms and apartments for students in Stockholm.

Frequently asked questions from students doing Erasmus in Stockholm

How much does it cost to live in Stockholm as a student?
A student in Stockholm can spend around € 900 per month, but this quantity will vary depending, in part, on your accommodation and leisure activities.
How is student life in Stockholm?
Being a student in Stockholm means meeting new people and discovering the whole city. Each year, students from all over the world arrive in Stockholm, therefore, the student atmosphere is perfect for an Erasmus in the areas where young people usually live.
How much does student accommodation cost in Stockholm?
Rooms in shared apartments can cost around € 450-650 per month. However, this quantity can vary depending on the location and the type of accommodation you choose.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Stockholm?
Conditions and norms regarding Erasmus scholarship are different in each country, therefore, the amount of money a student will receive depends on his or her country of origin. We recommend you to contact the international relations office at your university in your country of origin. They will solve all your doubts.
What are the best areas to live in, in Stockholm?
Living in the centre of the city can be too expensive if you are a student, but that will also depend on the type of accommodation you prefer. Most students choose the location of their accommodation depending on the one from their university, meaning that the areas closer to the university are usually where more young people live.

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