Exchange studies

As a student at Uppsala University you may study courses during one or two semesters at one of our partner universities. Because 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. Most European partners take part in the Erasmus program and some non-EU partners take part in the International Credit Mobility program. These programs fall under the Erasmus+ funding scheme and will give you a grant for studies at eligible universities.

All exchange students studying abroad through an exchange agreement are covered by an insurance, Student UT, provided by The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.

Remember that you may also have other exchange opportunities offered by your faculty or department.

Additional information regarding covid-19.

Database of partner universities available through the Unit for International Mobility

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In the database you will find all the universities with an agreement with the Unit for International Mobility. For each university you will find information about:

  • what subject areas are available and if the agreement is valid for studies at Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral level.
  • links to course catalogues.
  • language of instruction and required evidence of language proficiency.
  • semester dates.
  • services such as accommodation, welcoming activities etc.
  • reports from previous exchange students.

Database of all exchange agreements through the Unit for International Mobility.

Instructions for the application for exchange studies

The application for exchange studies through the Unit for International Mobility is open twice per year. For the academic year of 2020-2021 the application is open:

15/10 - 16/11 
(The application closes at 13.00)
For exchange studies starting in autumn 2021. Partner universities in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America are generally open for application during autumn.

15/4 - 18/5
(The application closes at 14.00)

For exchange studies starting in spring 2022. Partner universities in Africa, Oceania and South America are generally open for application during spring.


Instructions to the application are provided in a handbook. It contains the information necessary to complete the application.

Relevant documents

See video guides for the application:

General guide about the application:

Things to think about when preparing your course proposal:

Things to think about when writing an Academic Purpose Statement:

The selection process:

List of links

On this page and in the handbook for application you will come across a number of links to other sites. These are also collected here so you can have an overview of them all.








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 Study Abroad on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00 - 14:00 with the exception of public holidays.

We offer online drop-in hours in Zoom. Please log in using your student account (Information on how to log in to Zoom with your student account). 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 and there after you will be connected to an available International Officer for an one on one conversation. In the meeting you may use audio and video if you like but may also use the chat function.

Extra drop-in: Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Wednesday 12 May and Monday 17 May at 13:00-14:00.

To drop-in

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.

INFO SESSIONS 2020 - 2021

You can find all our info sessions in the student calendar and on our Facebook page.

Sign up for our mailing list in order to receive e-mail updates about upcoming information sessions and calls for applications.

It is also possible to book us for a presentation with your student organisation or nation. Send us a booking request at

Last modified: 2021-05-18