Uppsala, Sweden

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Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 12 – Jun 8, 2018 (21 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 21, 2017 – Jun 8, 2018 (42 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.75 Overall GPA

Overview

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Once the pagan center of Sweden, Uppsala now looks to an impressive Gothic cathedral as its most iconic structure. The history behind this transformation is incentive enough to study here. Add the fact that Uppsala University is one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with a wide range of courses in business, sciences, information tech, social sciences, and humanities, and you’ll be packing your bags for an amazing international experience.

  • Learn with Swedish students

    in the hallowed halls Uppsala University, founded in 1477, and recognized around the world.

  • Explore

    the land of the Vikings, who thrived here more than 1,000 years ago.

  • Experience campus life

    Swedish-style, with concerts, sports events, and gasques –popular three-course dinner parties – as a member of a Student Nations social club.

  • residents

    149,245
  • students

    40,000
  • years of history are traced at the ancient grounds of old Uppsala

    2,000

Location & Culture

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From everywhere in this picture-perfect college town, you can see the spires of the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral. Home to almost 200,000 people – and plenty of shops, restaurants, gardens, and museums - Uppsala is about an hour from Stockholm in southern Sweden. History here winds back to Viking times, and is later marked by the establishment of a Christian archdiocese in the 12th century. Known for its connection to the Nobel Prize, Uppsala is a top 100 University in the world and also a leading biotech center.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Look back in time – see the 6th century Silver Bible; musical notes written by the master Mozart; the desk used by the inventor of the Celsius scale; and ancient pagan burial grounds.
  • Explore more of Sweden, with a trip to Stockholm or Sigtuna – Sweden’s oldest city, or possibly north to Kiruna to visit the ice hotel and see the northern lights.
  • Get into the Uppsala spirit with weekly cultural and historical events, and guided tours of museums, and theaters.
  • Explore the second largest city in Sweden, Gothenburg, and enjoy both a tour of the city and its famous archipelago.
  • See what Uppsala University’s unique social clubs – known as Student Nations – are all about.
  • Get outside and revel in the physical beauty of this and other regions in Sweden.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence Halls. Students live in residence halls located in Uppsala with other CIEE students and Swedish and international students.  Students have single rooms with a private bathroom, and share kitchen and laundry facilities. Many halls accept a limited number of foreign students to help them integrate with the local student population. Students commute to and from campus by bicycle, city bus, or foot.

  • MEALS

    Students are responsible for all meals. Cook in the residence hall, or dine at student clubs, restaurants, or cafés. Many local restaurants offer discounts to students.

Uppsala, Sweden

Where You'll Study

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    UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

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The program details

Established in 2009, this program allows students to share coursework and friendship with Swedish students at one of Europe’s top universities. Students pursue their academic interests in business, natural sciences, information technology, social sciences, and more, while learning about contemporary Sweden through optional Swedish language courses and the CIEE intercultural coaching program. Some university courses also allow students to pursue field research and community service.

The academic semester at Uppsala University is divided into four periods of roughly five weeks each. Students take one and or two courses each quarter.

Courses are taught by Uppsala University faculty, except for CIEE Intercultural Communication and Leadership, and CIEE Communicative Swedish Language, which are taught by experienced CIEE staff members.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    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

    Grades are typically based on the following scale: pass with distinction, pass, or fail, sometimes in conjunction with European Credit Transfer System letter grades. CIEE converts grades into U.S. letter grades from A–F.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The faculty have high expectations for academic performance. Courses often combine lectures, seminars, group work, laboratory work, and/or independent study. Students are expected to work diligently outside of class, independently evaluating ideas presented in class, and aiming for top results. All courses include written and/or oral examinations. Each department at Uppsala University sets its own schedule. This means class schedules may change from week to week. Students need to be flexible and highly organized. Students can minimize conflicts by taking courses in one academic area.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours Total credit, academic year: 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours Course credits: Varied: 3, 4, 5, or 8 U.S. credits 

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Course credits: Varied: 3, 4, 6, or 8 (equivalent to 5, 7.5, 10, or 15 Uppsala credits)
  • Swedish Art, Architecture and Music, and Swedish Literature: 4 (7.5 Uppsala)
  • Swedish History: 8 (15 Uppsala)

Students typically take three or four courses at Uppsala University. Students also have the choice of the following CIEE courses (COMM 3301 UPAS for 3 credits and/or SWED 0001 UPAS for 1 credit):

  • COMM 3301 UPAS: Intercultural Communication and Leadership
  • SWED 0001 UPAS: Communicative Swedish Language

FALL 2017 COURSES

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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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE COURSES

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY COURSES

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 introductionn to Swedish university and study traditions. 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
Swedish Society and Everyday Life

Department of History
Migrants and Minorities in Swedish History
Scandinavia and Sweden c. 700–1300
Swedish History

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.
Irish Love Poetry

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
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Swedish 3, Advanced level

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Culture and 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
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
International Environment and Sustainable Development 
Development and Armed Conflict

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 Psychology
Brain and Behavior
Cognition and Learning 
Sex, Gender and Ethnicity in Psychology

Department of Social and Economic Geography
The Changing Geography of Sweden

Faculty of Theology

Department of Theology
Religious Life in Sweden
Natural Science and Religion

Spring 2017 Courses

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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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE COURSES

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY COURSES

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 introductionn to Swedish university and study traditions. 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
Swedish Society and Everyday Life

Department of History
Migrants and Minorities in Swedish History
Scandinavia and Sweden c. 700–1300
Swedish History

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.
Irish Love Poetry

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
Beginner’s Course in Swedish as a Foreign Language: Swedish 3, Advanced level

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Culture and 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
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
International Environment and Sustainable Development 
Development and Armed Conflict

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 Psychology
Brain and Behavior
Cognition and Learning 
Sex, Gender and Ethnicity in Psychology

Department of Social and Economic Geography
The Changing Geography of Sweden

Faculty of Theology

Department of Theology
Religious Life in Sweden
Natural Science and Religion

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Swedish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Program

Spring 2018 21 weeks Academic year 2017-2018 42 weeks

Application Due

Start Date

Jan 12, 2018 Aug 21, 2017

End Date

Jun 8, 2018 Jun 8, 2018

Fees & Housing

$19,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $16,323 **

Housing = $3,060

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $19,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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

Total Estimated Costs = $6,955

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

$37,700
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $31,113 **

Housing = $6,120

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $37,700

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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

Total Estimated Costs = $12,105

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

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