|Academic Term||Summer Quarter (mid June - mid August)|
|Estimated Program Fee||Varies|
|Credits||12 - 15 UW credits (16-25 ECTS)|
|Prerequisites||Sophomore standing or above by time of departure; min. 2.75 GPA|
|Program Manager||Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||March 15|
|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.|
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.
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.
Uppsala is the pre-eminent university town. As such, students at UISS enjoy 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.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this exchange program must be of Sophomore standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.
Credits and Conversion Scale
You will approx. receive 12 - 15 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.
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.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
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.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
Estimated Program Fee: Varies
Program fee varies according to the length of the program. See the program website for tuition fees.
- $350 Study Abroad Fee
- Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,300)
- Food (about $20/day)
- UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
- Other health expenses/immunizations
- Personal spending money
Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline
The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the King's College Summer program application.
- A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
- You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
- Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
- There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
- Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
- For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
- Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
- Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at email@example.com to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
- Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
- Visit the Finances section of our website.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.