Study abroad

As a student in the Faculty of Science and Technology, you have the opportunity to place some of your studies abroad.

Uppsala University offers various opportunities to travel abroad. Partly through exchange studies via exchange agreements with other universities in the world, partly through internships or field studies.

In addition to the university-wide exchange agreements that can be applied for by all students, there are also more specific agreements in technology and science. Feel free to get acquainted with the various offerings!

Application period for exchange studies

The regular application period for the autumn and coming spring term is 15 January–15 February.

Any remaining places for the spring semester can be applied for 15 August–15 September.

Please note that other dates and application procedures apply to the university-wide exchanges.

How to apply

When can I go?

The timing of the exchange is often determined by one's own training program. As a rule, you must have studied at least one semester full-time at Uppsala University at the time of application and at the time of departure completed full-time studies for at least one academic year.

Credit transfer

The basic rule for exchange studies is that you must transfer credit towards your regular education, even if there is some flexibility in this. It is the degree requirements of the program that determine what you can credit and then include in your degree. You will find the exam requirements in your programme syllabus.

Study in English

If you want to study English in a non-English-speaking country, you are usually bound to study courses at master's level. In that case, previous studies corresponding to a bachelor's degree are usually required.

Figure out to which country and university you want to make your exchange at. Find out which courses you would like to study during the exchange. Plan course proposals for full-time studies corresponding to 30 ECTS.

Note that different higher education institutions may have specific eligibility requirements or restrictions in what you can study. Make sure that your course proposal matches the agreement you are interested in.

You can apply for up to four exchanges in the same application. These can be both faculty and departmental agreements. Exchange agreements open for application can be found in the application form in Moveon during the application period.

The application must contain:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Academic Purpose Statement - for your first choice. Must be written in the language of instruction.
  • Course suggestions - for all your choices, planned for full-time studies
  • Result certificate

After the application is closed, a selection is made of students who are then nominated for exchange. How the course proposals fit into the exchange agreement is taken into account.

The recipient university generally accepts the nominations made by Uppsala University but assesses the student's eligibility for the selected courses.

If you are nominated, you will receive information on how to apply to the recipient university according to their instructions and deadline.

When you have been on an exchange via the Faculty of Science and Technology or one of its departments, you shall fill in an exchange report in Moveon. We expect you to participate in information meetings for new students and can share your experiences.

Good to know

  • If you are going on an exchange within the ERASMUS program, you need to apply for the scholarship according to instructions that are sent out automatically.
  • All students who go on an exchange are insured via the Chamber of Deputies' insurance Student-OUT.
  • Visas and residence permits in the recipient country are the student's own responsibility to check.

Question regarding exchange studies?

  • For general exchange questions, you can meet the faculty's international coordinator in drop-in via Zoom during term time every Monday at 16.00–17.00.
  • You can also contact a study counselor who can answer how an exchange affects your studies and suggest things to think about.