Incoming Erasmus Students
General exchange programmes are open to all students. These programmes comprise multiple or all subject areas at the foreign host university. The International Office is responsible for general exchange programmes.
Uppsala University boasts exchange agreements with 500 universities in some 50 countries.
Student at other universities
Official dates for the academic year 2018-2019
The academic year is divided in autumn semester and spring semester. Each semester is divided into two study periods of about 2.5 months each. A typical course lasts one period.
Autumn semester: 3 Sep 2018- 20 Jan 2019
Spring semester: 21 Jan 2019- 9 June 2019
Welcome meeting for incoming Erasmus students Autumn 2018
There will be a welcome/information meeting at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala on Monday the 27th of August at 13:15-15:00, room Å80115.
Changes in Learning Agreements
Some of you may discover that they need to change a course in their learning agreement after starting their studies in Uppsala. We have reserved two instances the 12.9 and 13.9 (room Å80109, 12-13 hrs) where you can meet us to implement course changes.
Incoming Erasmus Students Autumn 2018 - Spring 2019
Application & Acceptance procedure
We will send to the indicated email account an active link for an on line application using the MoveOn platform. This is a Uppsala University wide application platform. You will be guided on line for your application procedure. It is a good practice to use the list of courses for exchange students to refine your course search.
A few weeks after the application deadline (first week of June for autumn semester, the end of November for spring semester) you will receive an e-mail to the e-mail address in your application, confirming your acceptance and including the International Student Guide, which has useful information about Uppsala University.
Every semester, the International office at Uppsala University, the student nations and the Student Unions organize a range of activities to welcome new international students. During these days you will get the chance to meet other exchange students, learn about Uppsala student life, get guided tours of Uppsala and several other activities.
Deadline incoming students
15 April for autumn semester (September - January) or a whole academic year
15 October for spring term (January - June)
The course schedules will appear some weeks before course starts.
Travel and arrival
For those coming for the whole academic year or the autumn semester, it is recommended that you arrive on third week of August. This is in order to settle and participate in the activities of the Welcome Week that the University organizes for new students (see below). Courses will start in the first week of September.
To Uppsala from Arlanda airport
Arlanda airport (code ARN) is about 30 km from Uppsala. The most convenient way to come to Uppsala is to take bus number 801 (bus stop number 13 at the exit of the terminal) or the train Upptåget.
Bus 801 Arlanda airport->Uppsala central station: every half hour from all the terminals at the airport.
There is also a train, leaving from SkyCity (between terminals 2 and 4). It takes 20 mins. Tickets are bought in the counter or in the vending machines in the lobby, before going down to the piers.
NOTE: Do not follow the Arlanda Express signs. These are for the express train to Stockholm only.
To Uppsala from other airports
Some of the so-called low-cost air companies coming to Stockholm fly to the smaller regional airports of Skavsta or Västerås. Note that these airports are not so close to Uppsala and they are not well connected, so getting to Uppsala can be costly and take a long time.
Uppsala city buses and commuter trains
A single bus ticket is valid for 90 minutes and you can change bus as many times you want within this period, you can ONLY pay with a bank card for such a ticket. You can also buy a bus card for a longer period and then each individual trip will cost much less.
The bus that comes directly to the Ångström laboratory is bus number 4.
Uppsala university provides housing for exchange students in university student dorms. The cost is about 4000 SEK per month.