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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Regine John Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: All, Five-College, UMass System
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Earth Systems, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, German and Scandinavian Studies, History, Information Technology, International Relations, Journalism, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Modern European Studies, Natural Resources Conservation, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Resource Economics, Russian and East European Studies, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Grad Research, Open to UGrads and Grads, Undergraduate Research
Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: Uppsala University Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Swedish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Mostly Host Country Students Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: Junior
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Program Description:

Founded in 1477, Uppsala is the oldest University in Scandinavia, and it is a well-known international research center. The university enrolls approximately 29,000 students each year and offers over 1,000 courses in 100 departments. An indication of the quality of the research departments at Uppsala is that six Uppsala scientists have been awarded the Nobel prize, and these scholars are following in the footsteps of such prominent historic scholars as the botanist Carl von Linné (Linnaeus), the wide-ranging genius Olof Rudbeck, and the astronomer Anders Celsius, inventor of the Centigrade/Celsius thermometer scale.

Read the Blogs of our students in Uppsala

Downtown UppsalaLocation

Uppsala, the fourth largest town in Sweden, has the charm of a small town and the opportunities of a big city. The population is about 200,000, and the town is located 45 miles north of Stockholm. Full of living history, Uppsala was once the seat of the royal Swedish kingdom. Traces left by their Viking forefathers are still to be seen in Uppsala today. Uppland, the province in which Uppsala is located, is flat but beautiful. Walking and bicycling are wonderful ways to explore the town as well as the surrounding fields and forests.


Courses in English are available in many subjects, with a particularly wide choice in Biology, Computer Science, Earth Science, History, Communication and Media Studies, Development Studies and Sustainable Development, Peace and Conflict Studies. Below you will find a link to course listings for exchange students.

The university teaches a wide range of courses in English. These courses are not taught specifically for foreigners; they are regular Uppsala courses in which Swedish students are enrolled. For those students able to study in Swedish, a wider range of courses will be available. Swedish language courses for foreigners are also available.

Students at Uppsala University take one course at a time, in a manner similar to the U.S. block system. Courses are of various lengths and types (such as lectures, seminars, group work, laboratory work, and independent study). Students take all courses for a semester in the same department, and it is not possible to change departments in the middle of the semester. Each academic department keeps its own calendar for the year.

Click HERE to find links to course listings and other useful information.

Academic Calendar

CathedralLiving Arrangements

Rooms will be reserved for exchange students to Uppsala in on-campus dormitories. The dorms are organized in corridors, each with 4-12 student rooms and a shared living room and kitchen. All student rooms usually have their own toilet and shower and are furnished with desk, bed, and chairs. Students must provide their own linens and cook their own meals in the common kitchen. All student housing complexes have laundry facilities.

Student Union

All students at the Universities of Uppsala or Linköping belong to a student union which acts as a service agency. The student union is often able to provide information or assistance with questions concerning health care, housing, sports and social activities.

Eligibility / Language

Applicants should demonstrate general academic strength and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students entering the Swedish language program should have a strong command of Swedish (at least 12 credits of college-level Swedish language instruction) since all teaching and course materials are in Swedish. Students entering the English-taught programs do not need any knowledge of Swedish but will benefit culturally from Swedish language training.

For the International Student Guide click here

And watch a film about arriving at Uppsala


SWEA scholarship for studies in Sweden for the academic year of 2019-2020 in the amount of $12,000.

This scholarship will be awarded to one or shared by two or three well-merited female students for undergraduate or graduate studies in Sweden for at least one semester.

 Online scholarship application form:
The deadline for applications is no later than April 1, 2019.
Scholarship recipient/s will be notified no later than May 1, 2019.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Gittan Lehman at


For information on visa requirements please visit the website of the Embassy of Sweden and carefully read the following links: