By Discipline

By Region

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Northern America

Featured

close
Quick Info

Quick Info

By Term

  • Fall 2014
  • Spring 2014
  • Spring 2015
  • Academic year 2014-2015
close
Dates:
08/25/2014 - 01/18/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2014
Credit:
15-18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

Map:
View Map
Dates:
01/17/2014 - 06/08/2014 *
Deadlines:
10/01/2013
Credit:
15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

Map:
View Map
Dates:
TBA
Deadlines:
10/01/2014
Credit:
15-18 semester / 2.5-27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

Map:
View Map
Dates:
08/25/2014 - TBA
Deadlines:
04/01/2014
Credit:
see credit information below
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

Map:
View Map
Close
Loading
CIEE Scholarships & Grants

Places to Visit

Get Started

Compare ProgramsCompare Programs
Print Program OverviewPrint Overview
Share

Program Blog RSS

Photos
Video
open slider navigation
close slider navigation
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
Study Abroad in Uppsala
open slider navigation
close slider navigation
Loading
Program Overview

Program Overview

Come immerse yourself in Swedish society and culture while enrolling in a variety of rigorous coursework at one of the premier universities in Scandinavia.

Through coursework at Uppsala University, participation in university activities, and cultural excursions and activities, studying abroad in Sweden offers you valuable insight into the country’s past and present while providing a rewarding academic experience in an atmosphere of world-competitive research.

Study abroad in Sweden and you will:

  • Study at one of the premier universities in Europe, alongside local Swedish and international students, while living in a true university town
  • Enroll directly in a wide range of courses in business, sciences, information technology, social sciences, and humanities
  • Enjoy local and regional excursions designed to introduce you to the rich cultural history and physical beauty of Sweden
  • Experience campus life through Uppsala University’s “Student Nations”
Close
The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

In addition to courses in Swedish language, history, literature, and art, take advantage of myriad elective courses at one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. Indulge your interests in everything from business, government, and astronomy to chemistry, earth sciences, medicine, and informatics and new media.

Excursions

study abroad in Sweden

The study abroad program includes a variety of local and regional excursions designed to introduce you to Uppsala and the surrounding Uppland countryside. Excursions vary each semester and include such locations as Uppsala Castle, Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), local festivals, Stockholm, the Stockholm Archipelago, a tour of the Province of Uppland, and possible trips to Kiruna/Lappland, Gotland and the West Coast of Sweden. In addition, Uppsala offers a number of cultural and historical events and has a concert hall, and a number of museums and theaters.

Cultural Activities

The Uppsala University Student Nations provide you with activities and cultural events throughout the year. By participating in these active campus organizations, you will learn firsthand about the life of Swedish university students. Student Nations organize formal dances, sporting events, discussions, theater and music events, and the ever-popular “gasques” (formal dinner party with a three course meal, usually followed by singing, dancing and other types of entertainment).

University courses may also include opportunities for field research and community involvement.

Close
Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (21 wks)
04/01/2014
08/25/2014
01/18/2015
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,448
Housing
$3,000
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$350
Visa Fees
$155
Personal expenses
$2,400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Spring 2014 (20 wks)
10/01/2013
01/17/2014
06/08/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,448
Housing
$3,000
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$350
Visa Fees
$155
Personal expenses
$2,400

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Spring 2015
10/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

More Information
Academic year 2014-2015
04/01/2014
08/25/2014
TBA
$33,900

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$27,498
Housing
$6,000
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$4,500
International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$700
Visa Fees
$155
Personal expenses
$4,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Close
Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
Close
Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15 - 18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours and 30–36 semester/45-54 quarter hours for the academic year. All students must take a total of 30 Uppsala credits (points) per semester. Course credit varies between Uppsala faculties. Courses are offered for 5, 7.5, 10, or 15 Uppsala points, or 3, 4, 6, or 8 U.S. semester credits respectively.

The culture courses Swedish Art, Architecture and Music, and Swedish Literature are each worth 7.5 Uppsala credits (4 U.S. credits). The Swedish History course is worth 15 Uppsala credits (8 U.S. credits).

Course contact hours are 20–48 hours unless otherwise indicated. The Swedish system generally requires more self-directed learning per each hour in class than U.S. institutions. The contact hours listed on students’ grade reports refer to the time spent in class, and CIEE credit recommendations are based on an evaluation of the total effort required for each course.

Close
Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All CIEE study abroad students take at least one elective course with a focus on Sweden, and two to three elective courses at Uppsala University.

Students can choose to take the CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Uppsala for an additional two credits.

Close
About the City

About The City

Uppsala, with a population of 200,000, is Sweden’s fourth-largest city and lies approximately 70 km north of Stockholm. Combining the opportunities found in a large city with the intimacy of a small town, Uppsala is an attractive destination for students who want to learn firsthand about Swedish history and culture. The city traces its roots back to Viking times and has been considered the religious center of Sweden since the establishment of a Christian archdiocese in the 12th century. Uppsala is known for its connection to the Nobel Prize and has become the home to various leading companies in the field of biotechnology.

Close
Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Staff Image

Felicitas Rabiger

Felicitas was born in Erlangen, Germany, where she grew up and went to school. However, after graduating, she was eager to explore the world and went on to study and live in several countries. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English/American Studies and Intercultural Communications from Bayreuth University, Germany as well as an M.A. double degree in European Studies from Groningen University, the Netherlands and Uppsala University, Sweden. During her studies, she also spent an exchange year at University College Dublin, Ireland. Since 2010, she has been living in Sweden, both in the towns of Uppsala and Linköping, where she worked with international students at both Uppsala University and Linköping University.

Read More
Close
Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The goals of the Arts and Sciences study abroad program are for students to develop an understanding of Swedish society and culture while enrolling in a variety of rigorous academic courses at one of the premier universities in Scandinavia. Through coursework at Uppsala University, participation in university activities, and program excursions and activities, students gain valuable insight into Sweden’s past and present while having a rewarding academic experience.

Close
Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Sweden

Study abroad students live in residence halls located throughout Uppsala with Swedish, international, and CIEE students. Students typically live in single rooms with their own bathroom, and share kitchen and laundry facilities. Some students may be assigned to double rooms with a roommate. Many residence halls only accept a limited number of foreign students, allowing for maximum integration with the local Swedish student population. Students typically commute to and from campus by bicycle, city bus, or foot.

Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Meals may be prepared in the student housing or eaten at some of the student nations (student clubs), local restaurants, or cafés. Many local restaurants provide a meal discount to students.

Close
Orientations

Orientations

The program begins with a one-week mandatory orientation held in Uppsala. The orientation includes activities and information sessions organized by both CIEE and Uppsala University staff and students. The orientation introduces you to the country, culture, and academic program, and provides practical information about life in Uppsala. Orientation week includes excursions, social events with local students, and sessions on health and safety, cross-cultural communication, and life in Sweden. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the study abroad program.

Close
Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop, the appropriate plug adapter, and an Internet cable in order to utilize Internet ports available in the residence halls. Internet access is also available throughout the university campus, such as in the Student Union and various faculties and departments.

Close
Academics

Academics

The Arts and Sciences study abroad program, established in fall 2009, offers students the opportunity to study alongside Swedish and other international students at one of the top universities in Scandinavia. Students pursue their own academic interests in fields such as business, natural sciences, information technology, and social sciences while learning firsthand about contemporary Sweden and its people through required Swedish language and culture courses. The academic semester at Uppsala University is divided into four periods of roughly five weeks each. Students take at least one but no more than two courses each quarter.

Academic Culture

Swedish university courses place a great deal of emphasis on individual student responsibility and performance. Courses combine a variety of methodologies, including lectures, seminars, group work, laboratory work, and independent study. In addition to remembering the materials covered in class, students are expected to spend a significant time outside of class engaged in independent analysis and evaluation of the ideas being presented. Many American students may find the teachers and teaching style rather informal, but the faculty has high expectations and assumes that the individual students are working diligently outside of class in order to produce top results. All courses include written and/or oral examinations.

In contrast to many courses at U.S. academic institutions, Uppsala University course schedules are set by the individual departments. This results in course schedules that may fluctuate from week to week, and requires students to be flexible and highly organized. In general, scheduling conflicts are minimized if students take all of their elective courses in one academic area.

Nature of Classes

Study abroad students take Uppsala University courses with local Swedish and other international students. The Swedish language and some Swedish culture courses are only open to foreign students.

Grading System

Swedish universities typically award grades based on the following scale: Pass with Distinction, Pass, or Fail. For most courses, the Uppsala University transcript currently also lists information on the statistical distribution of the national grades for each course over time. In 2012 there may be additional changes adopted.. CIEE converts the Uppsala University grades into recommended U.S. letter grades of A–F.

Language of Instruction

English
Swedish

Faculty

All courses are taught by Uppsala University faculty.

Close
Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

CIEE Courses

CLST 3001 UPAS Seminar on Living and Learning in Uppsala
The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Uppsala is designed to improve students’ intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Swedish culture is different from, and similar to, their own. The course offers opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Sweden. Contact hours: 25. Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.

Uppsala University Courses

Required Language Course

Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Basic Swedish 1
This course provides a general overview of the structure of Swedish and includes an introduction to basic vocabulary, principles of sentence construction, intonation, and an introduction to Swedish university and study traditions. Recommended credit: 4 semester/6 quarter hours.

Uppsala University Elective Courses Taught in English

The following list provides a sample of the courses offered in English to students at Uppsala University each year. Students should consult the Uppsala University website for an updated list of courses taught in English at www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/course/list/# .

Faculty of Arts

Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
African Studies
People, Power, and Food
Political Ecology

Department of History
Center and Periphery: Decolonization and Neo-colonization
Directed Studies in Holocaust History and Memory
Genocide and Mass Violence in the Modern World
The Holocaust in European History and Historiography
The Legacies of the Holocaust on the Development of Democracy in the EU
Migrants and Minorities in Swedish History
Multi-ethnic Research and Holocaust and Genocide Studies/Hugo Valentin Center
Peoples of the Baltic
Scandinavia and Sweden c. 700–1300

Department of ALM
Swedish Art and Music
Swedish Literature
Swedish History

Faculty of Languages

Department of English
Celtic Languages
The Empire Writes Back
Introduction to Celtic Literature
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.A.

Department of Scandinavian Languages
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Basic Swedish 1
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Swedish 2, Intermediate level

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Culture and Health
Trends in Global Health

Faculty of Science and Technology

Biology Education Centre
Applied Ecosystem Ecology
The Baltic Sea Environment
Conservation Biology
Diversity and Evolution of Plants
Evolutionary Genetics
Genes, Brain, and Behavior
Immunology
Limnology I
Linnaeus’ Life and Sciences
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Cell Biology

Molecular Infection Biology*
Neurobiology
Toxicology

Centre for Sustainable Development
Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures
Actors and Strategies for Change: Toward Global Sustainabilities
Sustainable Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Built Worlds

Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry*
Biochemistry
Biophysical Chemistry
Structure and Function of Proteins
Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Department of Earth Sciences
Air Pollution Technology
Applied and Environmental Geophysics
Climate and Soils
Climate Variations
Dynamic Meteorology
Earthquake Seismology
Glaciology and Glacial Deposits
The Life and Times of Dinosaurs
Mineralogy and Petrology
Origin and Early Evolution of Life
Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Region

Department of Information Technology*
Advanced Computer Graphics and Visualization
Advanced Algorithmics
Algorithms and Data Structures
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Networks
Data Structures
Data Mining
Electronic Commerce and Security
Measure and Integration Theory
Peer-to-Peer Computing
Software Architecture with Java

Department of Materials Chemistry*
Advanced Electrochemistry
Biomaterials
Materials Chemistry

Department of Mathematics
Algebraic Structures
Applied Mathematics
Complex Analysis
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Markov Processes
Ordinary Differential Equations

Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry*
Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis
Inorganic Analytical Chemistry
Laser Spectroscopy
Mass Spectrometry
Physical Chemistry
Polymer Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy*
Physics:
Accelerator Physics and Technology
Advanced Particle Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
Molecular Physics
Non-Linear Optics
Nuclear Astrophysics
Nuclear Physics
Quantum Field Theory
Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course
Statistical Mechanics
Surface and Interface Physics
Astronomy:
Astrophysics I
Cosmology
Dynamic Processes in Astrophysics
Observational Astrophysics I
Plasma Physics
Space Physics
Theoretical Physics:
Dynamical System and Chaos
Gravitation and Cosmology

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Business Studies
Advanced Management Accounting
Cross Cultural Management
International Business
International Financial Management
International Marketing
Management Consulting
Marketing, Consumers, and Companies
Organizational Behavior

Department of Economic History
Sweden’s Economic and Social Development in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Department of Economics
Applied Macroeconomics
Economics of Development
Economics of the Organization
Macroeconomic Theory
Microeconomic Theory
Real Estate Economics

Department of Education
The Classroom: A Social and Cultural Meeting-Place
Children’s Geographies and Identity Work
Education and Reform Strategies in Sweden
Education and Teaching: An International Process
Introduction to Comparative Education

Department of Government
Comparative European Politics
Comparative Politics: Political Participation
Comparative Welfare States
Introduction to EU Law
Political Psychology
Swedish Politics
Tragedy of the Commons: Climate, Water, and the Politics of Natural Resource Management

Department of Informatics and Media
Image, Identity, and New Media
International Media and Communication Studies
Media, Culture, and Society
Organizational Communication
Strategic Communication

Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Explaining Post-Communist Transformation: Institutional Theory and Constitutional Law
International Conflict Studies
Nationalism and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe
Security Analysis

Department of Psychology
Brain and Behavior
People and Environment I

Department of Social and Economic Geography
The Changing Geography of Sweden

Faculty of Theology

Department of Theology
Welfare and Values in Europe

*Uppsala University often requires specific prerequisites to enroll students in courses in this field. Students have immediate access to the details of course registration during the CIEE application process.

Close
Program Blog

Program Blog RSS

Close
Videos

Videos

  • CIEE Study AbroadDiscover the world
Close
Photos

Photos

  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
  • uppsala,sweden,arts,sciences,city,study,abroad,main
Close
Compare ProgramsCompare Programs
Share
CIEE Scholarships & Grants
Top