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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:
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 Location Uppsala, Sweden
Summer Quarter (mid June - mid August)
 Credits 12 - 15 UW credits (16-25 ECTS)
 Eligibility Sophomore standing or above by time of departure; minimum 2.75 GPA
 Adviser Mike Renes |
 Application    Deadline UW Study Abroad Office Deadline: March 15th
Uppsala Summer School Application Deadline: May 1st
  General UISS is Sweden's oldest academic summer program. Backed by 46 years of experience, they offer a well-developed curriculum. Nowhere in Sweden will you find such an intensive summer program with such a rich choice of courses.
 Where You Will Study
 Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
 Application Process
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Where You Will Study

The city of Uppsala is Sweden's fourth largest municipality. Perhaps best known for its 15th century university, the city also offers visitors beautiful surroundings, a lively cultural scene and a rapidly expanding business sector. Located 43 miles north of Stockholm and with a population of 195,000, Uppsala has evolved from a quiet rustic town to a bustling city of people, cultures and ideas.

Students at UISS enjoy living in Uppsala and participating in Swedish student life. Uppsala is a beautiful and lively city during the summer. Riding a bicycle is the most popular way to get around town, although it is also easy to go by foot. In Uppsala each week, a number of events are organized by cultural organizations, as well as by pubs and cafes. The student clubs (nations), offer good and affordable food and drink, and have dances several times per week. The lake is close by and one will often find our students there on the weekends. Stockholm, with all it has to offer, is only 45 minutes away by train.


Since 1963, each year around 220 students and professionals from all over the world participate in the UISS to study Swedish and to learn about the Swedish culture and society. Their reasons and backgrounds vary, but after attending UISS they have at least one thing in common: a better proficiency in the language and a deeper understanding of the Swedish culture.

UW students have the option of taking either the 4, 6 or 8 week session of intensive Swedish and either a cultural or conversational and grammar course. The Uppsala International Summer Session keeps an internationally high standard of education and promotes critical thinking and requires a strong commitment from the students. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.

For information about earning UW academic credit, please visit credits for Language/Outside Provider Programs.


Students attending UISS have the opportunity to apply for housing when they apply to the program. Housing is typically a single room in one of two student dormitories with shared bath and kitchen.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.

To see past students' evaluations for the Uppsala International Summer Session program, click on the link below.

Uppsala International Summer Session.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email