Established in 1477,Uppsala University is the initiative of Archbishop Jakob Ulvsson of Uppsala. It was Scandinavia's first university and began with around 50 students. Uppsala University has about 52,241 students who get enrolled every year. The programs offered at the Uppsala University are organized through nine faculties and 35% of master's students pursue Ph.D. after graduation. 6 undergraduate and 120 master's programs are provided by the university. 

Uppsala University has campus buildings across Uppsala and also a campus in Visby, Gotland, which provides education in humanities, science, social sciences, languages, educational science, and theology

Top Reasons to Study in the Uppsala University

Education at the university is characterized by the association of the university with research. Students acquire knowledge including the skills and capacity for critical thinking. The qualified teaching staff is responsible for the pedagogical quality of the education to ensure that the education the university offers is grounded in scientific progress.

  • The City is full of life and has plenty to experience. The students can move between beautiful natural surroundings, fascinating sights, and exciting cultural treasures along with entertaining events. Daycare is available for the students to choose including international schools where the lessons are given in English
  • The international faculty and staff services of the university organize activities for international guests along with their spouses. There are events held with companies and organizations around the city of Uppsala. The University provides introduction seminars, Swedish courses, social activities, and the Vice-Chancellor’s reception.
  • Uppsala University scholarships include the Uppsala University Global Scholarship, Uppsala University President's Club Scholarship, and the King Carl Gustaf Scholarship.

Cost of Studying at Uppsala University

Average tuition fee


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Living expenses

Average living expenses (Bachelors)

SEK 1,00,000

Average living expenses (Masters)

SEK 1,45,000

Rankings for The Uppsala University

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Admissions at The Uppsala University

Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)


Application Fee

SEK 900

How to Apply at Uppsala University

  • The students can apply online.
  • Fill out the application form.
  • Enter all the relevant details.
  • Choose the course of your choice.
  • Apply.
  • Pay the application fees.

Note: Uppsala University application fee is 900 SEK( INR 7,006).

Documents Required to Apply to Uppsala University

The requirements for admission vary according to the different departments, all the Uppsala University international students must submit the following documents:


  • Application Form
  • Official transcripts of high school
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Grade requirements for the bachelor's degree
  • High school certificates
  • Financial support
  • Swedish language proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of passport
  • Course-specific requirements

Exams Accepted By the University

For admission, specific Uppsala University admission requirements must be met:





English Proficiency Requirements

Students seeking Uppsala University Eligibility Requirements must score the following marks on the English Proficiency Test:

English Proficiency Test 






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Shivangi T
Shivangi T

a year ago

I’m interested in software engg side of things more. Which should I prioritize… Uppsala university (computer science) OR Chalmers (Software Engineering) ?
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Akanksha Makkar
Akanksha Makkar

2 years ago

Which university amongst these : 1. Uppsala University - MS in CS 2. UC Santa Cruz - MS in NLP 3.
Which university amongst these : 1. Uppsala University - MS in CS 2. UC Santa Cruz - MS in NLP 3. Northeastern University - MS in CS 4. SUNY Stony Brook - MS in Computer Engineering
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Akanksha Makkar
Akanksha Makkar

2 years ago

Which university amongst these : 1. Uppsala University - MS in CS 2. UC Santa Cruz - MS in NLP 3.
Which university amongst these : 1. Uppsala University - MS in CS 2. UC Santa Cruz - MS in NLP 3. Northeastern University - MS in CS
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Krishna Priya
Krishna Priya

4 years ago

mc masters canada for entrepreneurship and innovation versus Sweden uppsala for industrial managemen
mc masters canada for entrepreneurship and innovation versus Sweden uppsala for industrial management - canada = double the expense and jobs, sweden = half the cost and jobs - any thoughts ?
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Siddhant Jain
Siddhant Jain

4 years ago

Anyone here applied and got through uppsala University?
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Number of campuses the university has

Campus locations
Uppsala l'n

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Transportation in the city

The Stockholms lokaltrafik (SL) commuter trains to Uppsala and Stockholm depart from Arlanda Central Station which is located between Terminals 4 and 5. The students can make a reservation with Uppsala Taxi (+46 18 100 000) and taxi Kurir, Uppsala(+46 18 123456).

The Stockholm Arlanda International Airport is located between Stockholm and Uppsala, 36 km south of Uppsala.

Services offered by the university

  • Uppsala Biomedical Centre (BMC) has the largest life sciences centers in Europe and provides education and research facilities in chemistry, medicine, biology, and dietetics.
  • Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC) provides education in biology and evolutionary processes and offers facilities for research in environmental toxicology along with developmental biology. It is home to the Museum of Evolution with paleontology, and botany.
  • The English Park Campus of the university houses the Humanities Theatre, the Karin Boye Library, and Hugo Valentin Centre and also provides programs in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Gamla Torget Campus has Skyteam, Dag Hammarskjold Library, Oxenstierna, and Munken along with the facilities for research and education in law and conflict research including housing and urban peace research.
  • The buildings operated by the university include the Information Technology Centre (ITC), Geo Centre, the Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University Hospital, the Angstrom Laboratory, and Gustavianum.
  • The Student Services Office will help the students with questions about registration and degrees. Adjacent to the Student Services Office, there are career counselors who will support the students with their questions about their studies and career choices.

Student life

  • Uppsala University Library was founded in 1620 by Gustavus Adolphus, who donated the first collections. The library was housed in a building that was demolished, close to the cathedral.
  • At the Student Health Centre, The students can meet psychologists, therapists, and doctors, all with a focus on student-related health issues. The Student Health Centre focuses on study-related issues such as lack of confidence and difficulties in concentration.
  • Campus1477 operates two training facilities at the university campus areas, one at the Blasenhus and Science Park. They offer gyms and 100 group training sessions along with boulder climbing, spinning, and various ball sports. As a PhD-student, students can get a lower student price on membership cards.
  • Uppsala University has student unions including the Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students, the Uppsala Student Union, and Gotland’s Student Union Rindi. These organizations are also driven by the students.

On campus accomodation

The University provides housing options for the students.

The University provides accommodation to all the fee-paying students from non-EU/EES countries, who should pay tuition fees for their studies at the Universities in Sweden.

Accommodation Expense

  • The rent of the rooms amounts to SEK 3800( INR 29,580).


University Faculty Stats

There are over 4,135 academic full-time staff at the university. The student-faculty ratio of Uppsala University is 11. The university student is equally distributed among male and female students.


Research opportunities at university

Bold goals demand perseverance to venture along new paths. The university stands behind the search for knowledge to contribute to global development. Research should take on the challenges facing society along with scientific questions.

  • Collaboration in research and development

 The University's Innovation Partnership Office (UU Samverkan) provides collaboration between the researchers and society. The university can provide the company or organization with various ways to develop. The researchers are ready for research collaborations and the students can be the new employees and their contract courses can raise their organization to a new level.

Internship opportunities (Part time job opportunities)

There are various internship opportunities provided to the students of the university. The internships help the students in gaining experience in the outside world.

  • Internship at the Department of Government

 The Department of Government can collaborate with the public authorities and international organizations. There are think tanks and political bodies where the students can get an experience of working life.

Placement - Companies and average salaries offered

There are various job opportunities in Sweden available for both domestic and international students at the premises of the university. The university arranges career events and workshops which can help broaden the connections. The annual salary is SEK 1,83,699(INR 14.3 lakhs).





752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

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1. What are Uppsala University tuition fees?
The Uppsala University tuition fees is 200,000 SEK( INR 15,56,894). 

2. What is the Uppsala University acceptance rate?
The Uppsala University acceptance rate is 80%

3. What is the Uppsala University GPA requirement?
The Uppsala University GPA requirement is 3.

4. What is the UG/PG ratio of Uppsala University?
The UG/PG Course ratio of the university is 1.02.

5. Are the programs taught in English at Uppsala University?
Yes, the programs are taught in English at Uppsala University.