About Uppsala University
Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is Sweden’s first university. We are a broad research university with well-defined missions: to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to collaborate with the surrounding community in various ways to help make the world a better place.
Perhaps our core strength is our combination of living traditions and constant renewal. The regeneration of knowledge is fuelled by the fact that our expert teachers and researchers continuously encounter curious, critical, and active students. We are ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.
Courses and areas of study
Information on courses for exchange students can be found by visiting the link above.
In addition to course area listed above, the following areas are also available: Game design, Education, Religious studies, Public health, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Meteorology, Medical Nuclide Techniques, Language Technology, Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Conservation.
30 Uppsala Credits = 24 ANU units.
All students are responsible for organising their own accommodation while in Sweden. There are a number of different housing options for international students, including student dormitory rooms, apartments and share houses. To find accommodation, students are usually required to put their name in housing queues. In most cases, students will earn points based on the amount of time they have been registered.
The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
It’s possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities – they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Language of instruction
Restrictions and considerations
- Business Studies courses – entry requirements vary considerably.
- Law courses – at least two years of prior full time Law studies are required.
- Psychology – only a few courses taught in English with limited places
- Sociology – no courses at the Bachelor level are taught in English
- Natural Sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering have few to no entry-level courses taught in English. Students must have a strong academic background within these subjects and meet the entry requirements described in the course description.
- Places on courses taught in Swedish for those with enough Swedish language skills, can be offered if space is available. Students will be notified of the decision only after the national (Swedish) admission process has been completed.
Other useful links
A copy of the Uppsala International Guide can be found by visiting the link above.