Uppsala University (UU) is a comprehensive research university dedicated to advancing science, scholarship, and higher education. Uppsala University offers a great variety of basic and advanced-level programmes that attract students from Sweden and abroad. Founded in 1477, UU is the oldest university in the Nordic countries.
UU boasts a large number of ancient traditions, symbols, and festivities that have survived as a natural part of academic Uppsala today. For example, the Linnaean Gardens (which are the Uppsala University botanical gardens) are the oldest botanical gardens in Sweden.
Uppsala is the pre-eminent university town, where Uppsala students live in a cultural setting with roots harking back several centuries and experience student activities far beyond the ordinary.
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
Opportunity to take an intensive beginners Swedish before the beginning of term.
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study.
UU semester 1: Late August to Mid January**
UU semester 2: Mid January to Mid June
Notes on eligibility and timing
**Students attending term 1 may not be able to return to attend Term 2 at UBC. In some cases, particularly in courses taught in English, students may be able to arrange with their professors to complete the term in time to return for Term 2 at UBC.
Course equivalency formula
ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
In general, exchange students can be admitted to masters courses if they meet the prerequisites. Note that this is based on the policy of each department and so may not be possible with all masters courses.
Full course load information
Full time workload: 30 ECTS. Minimum: 22,5 ECTS / Maximum: 37,5 ECTS.
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
At Uppsala University there are no halls of residences, colleges or other forms of "university housing". All rooms that students live in are regular rooms owned by a variety of different housing companies. These rooms are adminstered by the Housing Office.