Exchange studies

As a student at Uppsala University you may study courses during one or two semesters at one of our partner universities. Since we have an exchange agreement there are no tuition fees to be paid to the hosting university.

You may also apply for transfer of credits towards your degree from Uppsala University. For studies within the EU and certain selected universities outside of EU you will also be awarded a grant. Students eligible for funding through the Swedish Board of Student Finance may also use these means for studies abroad.

Application for exchange studies

The application for exchange studies is open twice per year. For 2022 the application is open:

19 April – 16 May 2022, the application closes at 15:00.
For exchange studies starting in spring 2023. Partner universities in Africa, Oceania and South America are generally open for application during spring.

15 October – 15 November 2022, the application closes at 15:00.
For exchange studies starting in autumn 2022. Partner universities in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America are generally open for application during autumn.

The application and other mandatory documentation are submitted electronically through the system MoveON.The next application period opens in the autumn semester of 2022.

Instructions to the application

Instructions to the application are provided in the Application handbook. It contains the information necessary to complete the application. All the links that you will find on the pages for exchange studies are also listed on this page.

You may also watch our four video guides which includes information about the application, course proposal, Academic Purpose Statement and the selection process.

Video guides for the application

The videos are in Swedish, but English subtitles are available.

The Unit for International Mobility is responsible for the study abroad activities on these pages.

  • For questions about exchange studies please contact
  • For questions about Erasmus traineeship, Erasmus for studies or the International Credit Mobility grant please contact
  • For questions about Minor Field Studies please contact

Zoom drop-in hours

During the semesters you can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about studies abroad. When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in a waiting room until it is your turn. You will then be asked to briefly describe your question before you are transferred to an individual conversation with an available International Officer.

Drop-in is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00–14:00 during the semesters with the exception of public holidays. The last drop-in for the semester is Thursday 2 June. After the summer break, we will reopen for drop-in on Thursday 1 September.

NOTE! Tuesday 24 May 2022 no drop-in is offered.

We offer extra drop-in opportunities in connection with the closing of the application for exchange studies. Extra drop-in takes place on Friday 13 May and Monday 16 May.

Take your questions to the Zoom drop-in

Book us for an information meeting

You can book us for information meetings for your program, department or faculty. You can also book us to hold an information meeting for your student association, nation or union. For booking contact us at

Social media

Follow us and our students who are abroad on Instagram. You can also follow us on Facebook where we also post information on upcoming information sessions.