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

Students are only able to participate in a single semester of exchange at Uppsala Universitet.

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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

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

Minimum academic requirements

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

Find courses

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. 

Search the Uppsala course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

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

Course restrictions

Law at Uppsala is offered at postgraduate level. Undergraduate law students can take these courses, however, students must have completed 30 units (112.5 ECTS) of law courses by the time they start their semester at Uppsala.

The following restrictions apply for students within the Natural Sciences faculty including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering:

  • No entry level courses are available
  • Students must have strong academic backgrounds within these subjects
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements described in each course description

Additional academic information

Uppsala has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 the Student Exchange Program 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 UQ Abroad 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 UQ Abroad 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, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.