Incoming Erasmus Students

General agreements

General exchange programmes are open to all students. These programmes comprise multiple or all subject areas at the foreign host university. The International Office is responsible for general exchange programmes. 

More information about general exchange programmes.

Uppsala University boasts exchange agreements with 500 universities in some 50 countries.

List of all exchange agreements at Uppsala University

Student at other universities

If you are a student at a university not listed below please contact the International Office at Uppsala University and/or contact the international office at

Official dates for the academic year 2020-2021

The academic year is divided in autumn semester and spring semester. Each semester is divided into two study periods of about 2.5 months each. A typical course lasts one period.

Autumn semester: 31 Aug 2020- 17 Jan 2021

Spring semester: 18 Jan 2021 - 6 June 2021

Welcome meeting for incoming Erasmus students Autumn 2020

There will be a welcome/information meeting at Ångström Laboratory on 27 of August at 13:15 in room Å80101.

How to find Ångström Laboratory

Changes in Learning Agreements

Some of you may discover that they need to change a course in their learning agreement after starting their studies in Uppsala. Please send an e-mail to not later than 14 th of September, two weeks after the beginning of the semester.


Travel and arrival

For those coming for the whole academic year or the autumn semester, it is recommended that you arrive on third week of August. This is in order to settle and participate in the activities of the Welcome Week that the University organizes for new students (see below). Courses will start in the first week of September.

More information about the welcoming activities

To Uppsala from Arlanda airport

Arlanda airport (code ARN) is about 30 km from Uppsala. The most convenient way to come to Uppsala is to take bus number 801 (bus stop number 13 at the exit of the terminal) or the train Upptåget.

Bus 801 Arlanda airport→Uppsala central station: every half hour from all the terminals at the airport.

There is also a train, leaving from SkyCity (between terminals 2 and 4). It takes 20 mins. Tickets are bought in the counter or in the vending machines in the lobby, before going down to the piers.
NOTE: Do not follow the Arlanda Express signs. These are for the express train to Stockholm only.

To Uppsala from other airports

Some of the so-called low-cost air companies coming to Stockholm fly to the smaller regional airports of Skavsta or Västerås. Note that these airports are not so close to Uppsala and they are not well connected, so getting to Uppsala can be costly and take a long time.

Uppsala city buses and commuter trains

A single bus ticket is valid for 90 minutes and you can change bus as many times you want within this period, you can ONLY pay with a bank card for such a ticket. You can also buy a bus card for a longer period and then each individual trip will cost much less.

The bus that comes directly to the Ångström laboratory is bus number 4.

Time tables for the buses and trains Upplands lokaltrafik (UL)

Time tables for the Swedish rail (SJ)


Uppsala university provides housing for exchange students in university student dorms. The cost is about 4000 SEK per month. 

Housing is handled by the university housing office and the on-line housing application is open twice a year. The ERASMUS-coordinator will provide the correct link directly to the exchange students when the call opens.

Housing Office