Uppsala Universitet

Uppsala, Gotland
Sweden

Language of instruction

Swedish
English

Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477, where a living cultural heritage frames a fantastic student life. The University is currently ranked among the Top 100 universities worldwide. One famous Uppsala University alumnus is Anders Celsius, inventor of the centigrade scale.

Uppsala is a laid-back city with a large student population. It is very close to Stockholm and offers both picturesque countryside and the vibrancy of a big city. Nearby Old Uppsala was the pagan centre of Sweden during the Middle Ages, where human sacrifice is said to have occurred regularly.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester August/September–January

View the Uppsala Universitet academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Uppsala Universitet has online resources to help get more out of your exchange:

Campuses

Uppsala Universitet has a number of campuses and research centres. The main campuses are:

  • Campus Blåsenhus
  • Campus Gotland
  • Campus Ekonomikum
  • English Park Campus
  • Gamla Torget Campus

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

  • Bachelor of Environmental Management, 3rd Year
    Semester 2, 2019
    My time in Sweden has helped me to gain new skills that will continue to help me as I finish my studies and move into the future.
  • B Biomedical Science
    Semester 2, 2018
    Fika [fee-ka] Swedish - A moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life … ‘Coffee with friends’
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
    Semester 1, 2018

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at Uppsala is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

You are not permitted to study fewer than 30 ECTS at Uppsala.

Minimum academic requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Uppsala.

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you may be expected to take the majority of courses (50%) within a single faculty.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the Uppsala course catalogue.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Development
Earth and Geographical Sciences
English
English literature
Environmental studies
Finance
History and ancient history
Human resources
International business
International relations
Journalism
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Peace and conflict studies
Physics
Political science
Public policy
Religion
Postgraduate
Advertising
Anthropology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Business information systems
Chemistry and biochemistry
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Development
Earth and Geographical Sciences
English
English literature
Environmental studies
Finance
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Physics
Political science
Religion

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Exchange students who apply for housing through Uppsala University will generally be allocated a student room or studio, however, the University cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students. Information on applying for university housing, plus guidance for finding private accommodation, is available through Uppsala's Housing Office.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Sweden is quite high. Uppsala University recommends students budget keeping in mind that approximately SEK 8000 is the absolute minimum amount of money required to live in Uppsala. The University has information on financial matters for students and a breakdown of living costs can be found on the Uppsala Student Union web page

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange students are automatically covered by the insurance Student IN. This insurance provides medical and dental coverage, home transport, personal property coverage, third party liability and legal protection.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)