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Uppsala University

Program Location Uppsala, Sweden
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20272
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2016 08/18/16 to 12/24/16
Current Program Dates
Spring 2016 01/18/16 to 06/05/16

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Sweden Map


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! 


For more program information, please visit the program website.


The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Science][College of Technology]
Specifically from: PSYC (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Uppsala University does not own any student housing.  Instead, the university housing office acts as an intermediary with the housing organizations that offer rooms to students.  Exchange students will complete a housing application form and the international office will forward this to the university housing office for a room assignment and housing contract. 

Student rooms are singles with their own WC and shower.  A kitchen is usually shared with from four to twelve students living in the same corridor.  Rooms are furnished with a bed and mattress, desk, chairs and a bookcase.  Applicants will need to refer to the table of residential areas to learn about the locations, amenities and whether linens ("bed sets") are provided or not.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2015

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$2,100.00
Local Transportation$150.00
Books and Supplies$350.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,500.00 -$5,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin