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Uppsala University

Uppsala University
Spend the year or semester studying at Uppsala University, just north of Stockholm.
Location: 
Uppsala, Sweden
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Spring
Fall
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Anthropology
Astronomy
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese
Communication Studies
East Asian Languages & Culture
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Geography
Geology
Germanic Languages & Literatures
History
Linguistics
Math
Music
Peace & Conflict Studies
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Community Health
Humanities
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Located only 45 minutes by train north of Stockholm, Uppsala has the charm of a small town as well as the opportunities of a big city
  • Uppsala University has a wide variety of courses in English to choose from
  • Meet other Swedish and international students by joining one of Uppsala University's student nations
Program Summary: 

In 1477, Archbishop Jacob Ulvsson was given permission from the Pope in Rome to open a "studium generale." Uppsala became the first university site in the Scandinavian countries. Since then, Uppsala's research, particularly in the field of natural science, is world-renowned. Six Nobel prizes have been awarded to researchers at Uppsala University.Presently there are approximately 40,000 students studying at Uppsala University.

University Website: www.inter.uadm.uu.se

Location: 

Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden, with a population of 180,000. Located only 45 minutes by train north of Stockholm, it has the charm of a small town as well as the opportunities of a big city. 

No Swedish city has a history that goes as far back as Uppsala's. By the 6th century Uppsala was a political and religious center. It was from here that the old pagan kings ruled. Up until the beginning of the fourteenth century, the Swedish kings were elected and honored at Mora stenar, a setting of stones just south of the center of Uppsala.  

Uppsala became the seat of the Archbishop in the year 1164. On the site of the old pagan temple, a cathedral was erected. After the original cathedral burned down in 1245, the present Cathedral was erected at a place called Östra Aros. The present Cathedral was consecrated in 1435. 

In the 1540s, King Gustav Vasa began construction of Uppsala's Castle. At first it was meant to be a fortress but was later fashioned into a castle by Vasa's sons.

City Website: www.uppsala.se/
 

Academic Information: 

There is a great variety of courses to choose from that are taught in English. In addition to individual courses, there are a small number of pre-arranged semester programs that draw several courses together with a unifying theme. These programs are generally worth 15 KU credit hours. 

The Swedish Culture and Society program is worth up to 15 credit hours and is taught both in the fall and spring semesters. This program is good for a student who needs general education credits. The program is divided into Swedish History, Politics, Literature, Art, Architecture, and Music. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for this program.

Study in Your Major: Those students who would like to study in their major field need to have a GPA of approximately 3.0 and should consult the course catalog. Among subjects offered are Business, Biology, Economics, Political Science, International Communication and Education. It is possible to take the Swedish culture course the first semester--which is a good introduction to life in Sweden--and other subjects during the second semester. Or a student may spend the fall or a year taking courses in other subjects.

A full list of courses taught in English can be found on the Uppsala web site: 

Uppsala Course Catalog

Steps to Select Courses at Uppsala

Uppsala Course Equivalencies

Housing: 

All students live in university residences in single rooms with bathroom facilities. A kitchen is shared with other students living on the same floor. All student housing complexes are equipped with laundromats. New students in the fall are able to move into their accommodations approximately 3 weeks before classes start, plenty of time to settle in and get acquainted with the town and university. In addition, to ease into daily life in Uppsala, students may take courses in the Swedish language free of charge. 
 

Life Abroad: 

The 13 Student Nations are clubs dating back to the 17th century. Each Nation is connected to and bears the name of a certain region in Sweden, and is primarily a club for students from that region. 

As a foreign student you are free to choose to which Nation you want to belong. At every Nation there is an International Secretary and a Committee who will help you with any problems that might occur and with information about the activities at the Nation. The Committee organizes a welcoming party at the beginning of each semester, excursions, and the International Pub to meet other exchange students as well as Swedes. The Nations are a very important part of student life in Uppsala. Past KU students have highly recommended joining a nation as a good way to meet people. 

An extensive guide for foreign students can be found on the Uppsala web site: 
www.inter.uadm.uu.se/students.html

Eligibility: 

Open to KU students in good academic standing who have completed at least 30 credit hours. Minimum 2.5 GPA for students applying to the Swedish Culture and Society program in the Fall; minimum 3.0 GPA for students applying to take courses in other subjects.
 

Add Course: 
MassMedia and Contemporary Armed Conflict
2FK033
This course counts as PCS 350 (3) AND PCS 350 (3) AND PCS 350 (1.5).
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Peace and Conflict Studies A
2FK009
This course counts as PCS 120 (3) AND PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 650 (3).
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Peace and Conflict Studies B
2FK010
This course counts as PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 555 (3) AND PCS 650 (3).
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Comparative European Politics
2SK579
This course counts as both POLS 669 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Comparative Politics
2SK124
This course counts as both POLS 150 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Comparative Welfare States
2SK576
This course counts as both POLS 669 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Gender, Power and Institutions
2SK119
This course counts as both POLS 562 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
International Politics: Studying World Politics in the 21st Century
2SK136
This course counts as both POLS 170 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Political Theory
2SK052
This course counts as both POLS 301 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Swedish Politics
2SK587
This course counts as both POLS 669 (3) and POLS 249 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note

Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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