Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden


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Uppsala University was established in 1477 and is the oldest university in Scandinavia. In a recent ranking, Uppsala ranked 59th among 2000 universities examined worldwide. The university currently has almost 40,000 students enrolled and offers a wide range of subject areas. Sweden is a beautiful country that has much to offer students interested in studying there. The landscape is extremely diverse and includes many forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains. There are also thousands of islands off the immense Swedish coastline, adding to the country's character and charm. Industry and commerce have been active in Uppsala since the Viking era. With an educated workforce and good communications, Uppsala is still an industrial and commercial center today.

The City

Uppsala is a historic city offering many opportunities to experience culture and inspiration. Some of the city's attractions include castles, ancient burial fields, galleries, museums, gardens, and historic churches. As Sweden's fourth largest municipality, Uppsala has the charm of a small town while offering the advantages of a big city. Old Uppsala is a historical center and one of the most remarkable and legendary monuments in all of Scandinavia. Here students can explore traces of Sweden's past, as this is the site where sacrificial rites were performed to appease ancient pagan kings. Other notable landmarks in Uppsala include the large cathedral, Domkyrkan, and the castle, Slottet. Watch a video of the Uppsala campus.

Student Life

Uppsala University offers many resources to students. The university library, Carolina Rediviva, is one of Scandinavia's most extensive and best-equipped libraries. There are also student unions in place at the university that will assist students in dealing with educational, financial, health care, housing and recreational matters. There is a small charge for their services that all students are required to pay. Because of Uppsala's beautiful surroundings, there are many outdoor activities available such as swimming, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, hiking, and canoeing. Find out more about student life at Uppsala.

Term Dates

Fall: early September - late December
Spring: mid January - early June

Courses Available

Use our course equivalency database to see what courses available at Uppsala University would apply toward your UF degree! Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

Language of Instruction

Many business courses are taught in English.

Grade Conversion
Uppsala grade UF grade
A A
B B+
C B
D C+
E C
FX E
F E
Credit Conversion
Uppsala UF credit
7.5 ECTS (5 points) 5 UF credits
(7.5 X .6 = 4.5)
15 ECTS (10 points) 9 UF credits
(15 X .6 = 9)

ECTS X .6 = UF credit (rounded)

Credit conversion is on a course-by-course basis - NOT the sum of credits earned.

Credits may post with foreign credits and ECTS credits. UF credit conversion is based on ECTS credits.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at UU
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,500
Housing $2,620 $3,500
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $1,320
Books $540 $200
Transportation $270 $200
Visa --- $200
Total $9,765 $11,045

Accommodation

The University Housing Office (Akademihotellet) arranges the housing for exchange students and acts as an intermediary between the student and the housing organization. The university does not offer its own housing. If students wish to have a room reserved for them, they will have to fill out the Housing Application Form. Most student rooms are single rooms that come fully furnished and have their own bathroom and shower. There is a kitchen on each floor that is shared by the other students living on the floor. All housing complexes have Laundromats as well.

Currency

Swedish Krona.

Travel Opportunities

Uppsala is located on a main rail line that connects the city with the rest of Sweden. The capital city of Stockholm can be reached in 40 minutes by train. There is an international airport located halfway between Uppsala and Stockholm, which makes other destinations throughout Europe easily accessible. The nearest seaports are located in Stockholm, Kapellskar, and Hargshamn, which provide connections to Finland, Russia, and the Baltic States.

Interested?

For more information please call or email us.

Heavener School of Business
133 Bryan Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

  • Email Joe Rojo (joe.rojo at warrington.ufl.edu)
  • Email Lucy DiLeo (lucy.dileo at warrington.ufl.edu)
  • Email Jason Ward (jason.ward at warrington.ufl.edu)

Contacts Abroad

Annette Pousette
Phone: 46-18-4711490
Fax: 46-18-4712250
Email (Annette.Pousette at fek.uu.se)