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Students enrolled in this school.
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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
92
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

2 July 1477: The University’s charter is signed.1600 The University’s first documented degree conferment ceremony in philosophy was in 1663. Student nations were recognized by the University Board.

In 1741, Linnaeus became professor of medicine.In 1893, Alfred Nobel was awarded an honorary doctorate at Uppsala University.Education at Uppsala University is characterised by its association with research. Students acquire up-to-date knowledge as well as the skills and capacity for independent and critical thinking. Highly qualified teaching staff are responsible for the pedagogical quality of education and for ensuring that the education we offer is grounded in scientific and scholarly progress. 

Together, teachers and students take shared responsibility for creating learning environments characterised by active student participation and engagement.

What are the admissions criteria?

Sweden uses a centralized admissions process for all higher education programs.  Applicants apply online to the programs they are interested in between December 1st and January 15th. No entrance tests are required, as the basic admission criteria are a high school diploma and English proficiency. In addition, programs may have their own requirements for eligibility.  Another thing to note, students who are in their final year of high school can not apply until after they graduate, since they don't have a diploma.  Given that the application deadline for international students is January 15th, most students will not be able to apply for fall admission directly after high school. Also of note, no matter how many programs an applicant applies to, they will get only one offer.  Applicants are first evaluated for their first choice of school.  If they meet the eligibility requirements, they are admitted.  If not, they are evaluated for their second choice school, and so on.

What is student life like?

Sweden is probably one of the safest countries in the world, and whether students live in Uppsala city or in Visby on the island of Gotland, they live in a cultural setting with roots harking back several centuries. They can all experience student activities far beyond the ordinary. As a student, you also have access to modern facilities in well-equipped labs, libraries, and lecture rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available on all campuses.

Uppsala Campus1477 in Uppsala operates two training facilities at the university campus areas, one at Science Park and one at Blåsenhus. They offer large gyms, more than 100 group training sessions a week, rope and boulder climbing, spinning, and various ball sports. As a student or PhD-student, you get the lower student price on their membership cards. 

Uppsala University has four student unions: Uppsala Student Union, Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students, Pharmaceutical Student Association, and Gotland’s Student Union Rindi. These organizations are created and driven by students, for students. The main goal of the unions is to ensure the interests of Uppsala University students are always prioritized and protected. They deal with issues concerning education, health, welfare, equality, internationalization, housing, and the economy.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

Uppsala does arrange housing for fee-paying international students.  Student residences cost between 320 and 640 euros per month.

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