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Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science

Uppsala University offers more than 700 courses taught in English to incoming exchange students. You can take courses in your major alongside Swedish and international students. 

Unique study opportunities

  • Learn how people in other countries view United States’ history, politics, and role in the world.
  • Discover effective strategies to clean up energy production.
  • Study the chemistry, biology, and ecology of truffle farming.
  • Get a handle on big data with current database design and mining techniques.


Language of Instruction: English

Swedish Language Study: Optional

Swedish language courses are available during the semester if you’d like to expand your knowledge of Swedish language and culture. Swedish language courses are graded on P/NP-basis only. 

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Two to four courses for a total of 24 quarter/16 semester UC units.
  • If you enroll in two or three courses, you may take one course for pass/no pass credit; if you enroll in four, you may take two for pass/no pass credit.

Current Program Courses

This program offers university courses in many UC subject areas and instruction is in English. Particular strengths of Uppsala University include biology, computer science, math and physical sciences, business, English, political science, and history. Most coursework is at the upper-division undergraduate level.

Uppsala also offers courses that cover Swedish history, politics, society, and modern history. These courses are a wonderful way to learn more about the culture and society of Uppsala and Sweden. 

For students interested in getting a uniquely Scandinavian perspective on issues of the environment, the CEMUS department offers courses focusing on global challenges of sustainability, climate change, and development.

The fall semester runs into the month of January. If you are studying during the fall only, you will need to select courses that will finish by the end of December. 

Research and independent study are typically not available on this program.

Catalogs and resources

  • Uppsala University Course Catalog: Use the filters on the right-hand side to look for courses in your major field of study.
  • Courses on Sweden: Type in "Swed" into the search bar to learn about the current course offerings.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic culture

Uppsala University is a highly international university that welcomes students from over 400 universities around the world each year. As such, you’ll be in the company of some of the top students from all over the world. 

Uppsala holds the philosophy that the campus is your workplace—a central meeting place for researchers, teachers, and students. And Swedish higher education values self-reliance and maturity. In Sweden, you have the power to influence and shape your studies and learning environment. Students who do well at Uppsala take personal study seriously, go above and beyond their assigned readings, are prepared for class discussions, and get involved in its many student nations, unions, and academic traditions. 


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. There is usually a comprehensive final exam at the end of each academic course that tests your ability to present and analyze the class material studied in the lecture and in the reading. Grading in the course is normally based on the results of the final exam and on the required group study, research, and papers. Grading is based on both knowledge and presentation of course material.

Grades for the fall semester are typically available by mid-March and grades for the spring semester are typically available by mid-August.

Tip: If you intend to put yourself on your campus degree list for graduation while on UCEAP, consult your campus advisors before departure about possible delays in the degree verification process.