Incoming Erasmus Students
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.
Uppsala University boasts exchange agreements with 500 universities in some 50 countries.
Student at other universities
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 Spring 2021
Given the Covid situation, a physical meeting is not planned for the Spring semester 2021. An information meeting using the zoom platform is planned instead. More information on the information meeting will be provided by email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org not later than two weeks after the beginning of the semester.
Travel and arrival
It is recommended that you arrive the 15th of January 2021. Courses are planned to start in the 18th of January 2021. You may obtain information on your studies, the student life in Uppsala and various student activities by participating to the activities of the Welcome Week that the University organises for new students (see below).
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.
Uppsala university provides housing for exchange students in university student dorms. The cost is about 4000 SEK per month.