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Uppsala University

Study Abroad Program Overview

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is a top-ranked university with extensive course offerings in English. The university's long history has produced many prominent scholars including the father of modern botany, Carl Linnaeus, whose house and garden is now a museum in Uppsala. The city is Sweden's fourth largest and is a fun blend of historical charm and youthful buzz thanks to the large student population. It is also a technological center for research and development.

Uppsala is only 40 minutes from Stockholm and 20 minutes from the airport, making it easy to explore the rest of Scandinavia and Europe.​

Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study



Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
Fall :  
​late August to late December

Spring :  
mid-January to mid-June

Year :  
late August to mid-June

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​​Housing is available in single rooms or studios, in residence halls with UC, Swedish, and international students. The single rooms are usually larger than typical UC dorm rooms and kitchens and common living spaces are usually shared.

Extracurricular Activities

An integral part of student life at Uppsala University are the 13 student nations, which date back hundreds of years. While the nations vary in size and character, they all provide an opportunity for you to meet local and international students, socialize, and enjoy life outside the classroom. Most nations have a cafe, pub and restaurant and they organize activities such as club nights, formal dinners, and musical events. You can also join a wide array of personal interest groups and sports clubs. During orientation you will receive information about each of the nations to help you decide which one to join.

On-site Support

​​​UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Uppsala University staff will help you integrate into the local culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.​

Course Opportunities

This program offers regular university courses in many UC subject areas and instruction is in English. Particular strengths include biology, computer science, math and physical sciences, business, English, and history. Most coursework is at the upper-division undergraduate level.

Swedish language courses are available for students who want to expand their language of Swedish language and culture during their time abroad. 

Uppsala also offers a Swedish Culture course that is a full semester’s worth of credits and it covers Swedish History, Art, Music, and Literature. The course is designed for exchange students and is a wonderful way to learn more about the culture and society of Uppsala and Sweden. 

Courses at the Masters level at the Uppsala University are open to UCEAP undergraduates with the appropriate academic background according to each selected courses’ Entry Requirements and are considered to be equivalent to 4th year undergraduate level work at the UC. Be sure to carefully review the prerequisites/Entry requirements and strongly consider whether your previous coursework has prepared you for the material covered in this course.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 18-24 quarter/12-16 semester units per semester: usually two-four courses.

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

Internships and independent study are not available on this program. There are a select number of research courses available that will provide you with the opportunity to participate in an existing research group at the university. Use the Uppsala University course catalog to search for research projects within your major area of study. 

Uppsala University​

Uppsala University​ is the Nordic region’s oldest university – founded in 1477 – and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. There are more than 40,000 students here and they are seen, heard and make their mark everywhere. The University’s nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses. Uppsala University is divided into three disciplinary domains: humanities and social sciences, medicine and pharmacy, and science and technology. These in turn consist of nine faculties and nearly 50 departments in total. ​
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated for 2017-18. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2017-18 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • Pre-Departure expenses (visa, etc.)
  • Round-trip airfare
  • UC fees
  • Tuition at host institution
  • On-site orientation
  • Room and board
  • Program excursions and activities
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​


UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details  regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Study abroad scholarships for Sweden


American Women’s Club in Sweden

The American Women’s Club in Sweden annually awards a travel grant to an American woman studying in Sweden. Find out more.

Standard Filter Corporation: Swedish Educational and Cultural Honorarium

This honorarium is offered to students studying in Sweden (and to students studying Swedish educational and cultural activities in the US) and provides one $4,400 award annually, although in exceptional cases, the amount may be split between two equally worthy applicants. Find out more.


Class Level:

Junior, Senior

Language Prerequisites:



2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Uppsala University.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: