University of Oregon

Uppsala University Exchange

Program Overview

Enroll directly in courses taught at Uppsala University. The program is ideal if you are interested in an intensive study format in many fields of the humanities, natural and social sciences, and business. Uppsala University is a highly ranked, rigorous research university with excellent laboratories and institutes. It follows a “module” calendar in which many courses meet intensively for short modules of three to six weeks, allowing for complex, but highly flexible scheduling. Uppsala offers several unique areas of study during the academic year, including Baltic regional studies, Holocaust/genocide studies, education, astronomy and space physics, information technology, radiation sciences, theoretical physics, economic history, Eurasian studies, and international conflict studies.

Uppsala, once a great Viking capital, is now the fourth largest city in Sweden. Stockholm is an hour away; the Baltic Coast and Lake Mälaren are even closer.

Academic Details

An optional Intensive Basic Swedish Summer course is typically offered prior to the start of Fall Semester at Uppsala. It is a three week course that lasts from early August until the end of August. For more information about this pre-Fall summer course, please speak with an advisor.

Housing Description

Live in a student residence hall in or around Uppsala. You may select from a range of options with varying monthly rents. Rooms are usually single occupancy with a private bath, or one shared with one to three other students. Kitchens are shared with six or more other students and serve as a social gathering place. The Studentstaden has been the favorite site of UO students for several years, but there are several other options. Hotel Uppsala is the least expensive option, but it is a youth hostel and is not recommended.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will later fill out an application for the exchange university.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

  • You are encouraged to complete one year of Swedish at the UO before joining this program.
  • At least 20 credits in the area(s) in which you would like to take courses in Uppsala.
  • GPA of 3.5 or above for graduate students.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Academic Year2017-1802/01/2017N/A08/21/201706/30/2018
Fall-Winter Semester2017-18TBAN/ATBATBA
Spring Semester2018TBAN/ATBATBA

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.