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.)
- Founded in 1477
- Oldest university in the Nordic countries
- A mission to "gain and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of humankind and for a better world"
- A comprehensive research university dedicated to advancing science, scholarship, and higher education
- Has a totral enrollment of about 41,470 students
- Characterised by diversity and breadth, with international frontline research at nine faculties
- Offers a great variety of basic and advanced-level programmes
- Has a large number of ancient traditions, symbols, and festivities such as the Linnaean Gardens, the oldest Botanical Garden in Sweden
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Opportunity to take an intensive beginners Swedish before the beginning of term
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Semester 1: Late August to Mid January (depending on course selection students may return to UBC for the start of Term 2)
- Semester 2: Mid January to Mid June
- Depending on course selection and scheduling at Uppsala, students on exchange in Term 1 may be able to complete their exchange in December and return for Term 2. This is up to the student to plan through scheduling or arrangement with their professors.*
*courses at Uppsala are offered sequentially in 5 or 10-week periods. For example, Term 1-only students should avoid courses in Biology that begin in the second half of Semester 1 since the exams in January require presence at Uppsala. Other courses may not require physical presence in January.
For more information on scheduling see: http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/courses/mapping/.
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
- Exchange students can be admitted to masters courses if they meet the prerequisites based on the policy of each department
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’ for Federal 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
- 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 and adminstered by the Housing Office