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It's all about your future career

We know that career opportunities are one of your biggest concerns. We really care about your future career too. So we are here to support you and pave the way for your career already during your Master's studies, whether you choose to enter the job market directly, start your own business, or go on to PhD studies after graduating.

Meet our career counsellors

Uppsala University Careers provides various types of career services to prepare you for a successful career. You can already do a great deal while still a Master's student. Our advice is to start early and make the most of our career services.

As a student at Uppsala University, you can book one-to-one meetings with our career counsellors. They will help you make a tailored plan towards your dream job and support you in developing the strategy and skills needed to achieve your career goals. 

Our career counsellors in Uppsala and Visby are all passionate and dedicated with years of experience of helping international Master's students find jobs. They are always ready to give you all the support and encouragement you need at every step of the journey, whenever you need it.

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Did you know?

Residence permit for looking for work

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You can get a residence permit to stay in Sweden for another entire year after graduating to look for jobs or start your own business. So while seizing all the opportunities before your graduation, you do not need to feel stressed about a permit to stay.

Swedish teaching methods

As a student at Uppsala University, you will not just sit in lectures and listen to professors teaching theories. Seminars, group work, excursions, laboratory work, field studies and independent studies are some of the other important teaching methods used at the University. The goal is for you to truly learn, instead of only memorising what is written in books. In seminar discussions you will learn how to think critically, in presentations you will practise your communication skills, through group work you will become a team player, and in laboratory work you will sharpen your practical skills, just to give a few examples. All these abilities can increase your employability and are very important for your future career development, wherever you choose to be in the world.

Students sitting in a raw in a classroom and a girl is talkingYou should feel confident engaging in classroom activities and sharing your thoughts, ideas and feelings. This is a way to take responsibility for your learning and development, with the support of teaching staff. Meanwhile, try to keep a balance between your studies and your social life and well-being. Your experience as an international Master's student will give you many soft skills valuable for your future career.

Meet our alumni

At Uppsala University, we are proud to boast a large and diverse body of alumni, whose positive contributions to society have an impact on a local, national and international scale. Here you can meet several graduates to hear what life at Uppsala University was like for them, and how their qualifications have enabled them to achieve their career goals since graduating. 

Meet our alumni

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Photo: provided by the alumni
Last modified: 2021-08-12