Uppsala University is a destination within the European Liberal Arts Network (ELAN) for University College Utrecht students, located in Uppsala, Sweden.

Acclaimed subjects

Since this is an ELAN-destination, the focus will be on Humanities and/or language courses.

Semesters available

No preference.

Number of places available

2 students per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Beginning of September – Mid-January
Spring Semester: Mid-January – Beginning of June

Language of instruction

English. Swedish courses can be available to students who are proficient in Swedish B2 level.

Application deadlines


Course offerings

All courses listed on this page are open to exchange students and are taught in English. Restricted subject areas include Business, Law (at least two years of prior full time Law studies are required), Psychology, Medicine and Natural Sciences. You can apply for an Intensive Basic Swedish Summer Course for 7.5 ECTS that is free of charge for exchange students (contact the UCU International Office if you are interested).

Credit system

Uppsala uses the ECTS credit system, just like UCU.

Grade system

Some courses at Uppsala University may be graded as a pass/fail-course; please contact UCU International Office for the most up-to-date information about this.


Housing is not guaranteed, but the University can help find housing and exchange students are welcome to apply for housing at the University. More information here.


Information about costs can be found in the International Student Guide, see here.


An Orientation Programme is arranged prior to the semester start, and provides students with information about all kinds of facilities and activities they need in order to make the most of their stay in Uppsala. A buddy program is also available; more information here.

Student experiences

Uppsala University is a new destination, and therefore we have not received feedback from our students yet. Be the first UCU student to explore this university!

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.