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Program Information:
sociology italy
  Location Uppsala, Sweden
Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
  Credits 20-25 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language Instruction in English
  Adviser Mike Renes |
Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General Known for its quality, knowledge, and creativity since 1477, Uppsala University is not only one of northern Europe's most highly ranked universities, it is also the oldest.
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Application Process
Program Evaluations
  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.

Uppsala is the pre-eminent university town. Uppsala students live in a cultural setting with roots going back several centuries and can experience student activities far beyond the ordinary.


This direct exchange is geared towards students who want to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves in the life and culture of Swedish society and student life. Uppsala University is renowned for providing a highly diverse educational environment. Teachers are actively involved in research, which is reflected in the education. The student-teacher relationship at Uppsala is considered less formal and more relaxed compared to many other academic institutions around the world. The education keeps an internationally high standard and the university promotes critical thinking and a strong commitment from the students. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.

The primary language of instruction in undergraduate programs at Uppsala University is in Swedish. However, there is large number of individual free-standing courses at the undergraduate and several at the graduate level taught in English. UW students can take Swedish language courses designed for foreigners through the University's Department of Scandinavian Languages

You can begin your search for courses right here:

Uppsala University course catalog

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the course equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



Exchange students at the Uppsala are guaranteed housing as long they apply before the specified deadlines. Housing is typically a single room that can be a rented room in a private house or a shared apartment with a shared kitchen and/or bathroom.


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 adviser 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 University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Uppsala University Exchange.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