Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Scandinavia. Approximately 40,000 students are enrolled in four main faculties: Humanities & Social Sciences; Science & Technology; Educational Sciences; Medicine & Pharmacy.
Uppsala, located about 45 miles north of Stockholm, is the fourth largest city in Sweden with ca. 190,000 inhabitants. It is easily reachable by train from the Stockholm airport.
The thirteen Student Nations are clubs dating back the 17th century. Each nation bears the name of a certain region in Sweden and is primarily a club for students from that region. Exchange students are free to choose which nation to join. The organizing committee of each nation plans activities, parties, excursions and an international student buddy system. On arrival exchange students will get extensive information about the nations to help them decide which nation to join.
The Academic Calendar at Uppsala University is divided into autumn and spring semesters. Some courses offered in the final part of the autumn semester may finish before Christmas. Once courses have been approved students must contact the responsible department to find out whether the course will continue until the end of semester.
Uppsala University provides a catalogue of courses available to exchange students only. Before choosing courses it is a good idead to find out about course mapping.
A NOTE TO FALL SEMESTER APPLICANTS: The fall semester at Uppsala ends in early January with final exams taking place in mid-January. The school will make special arrangements for students who have to leave in December. Please speak to a Study Abroad advisor about these accommodations before you apply. To be forewarned is to be forearmed!
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