Health and Insurance

Your wellbeing

At Uppsala University, the health and wellbeing of our students is taken very seriously. We strive to provide superior support to you prior to your arrival, during your studies and even after you graduate. Here, all students share the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities, and staff members are always on hand to assist and support you.

Student Health Services

The Student Health Services is here to help you with issues associated to life as a student. You can contact them with questions regarding lifestyle, mental health and stress management. At the Student Health Services you will find psychologists and counsellors offering advice by phone and brief individual counselling. They also have a health pedagogue. Each term, courses and lectures are given on topics relevant to students and there is a light room at the premises that you are welcome to visit. Everything is free of charge for students of Uppsala University.

Students with a disability

If you have a long-term disability that affects your studies, you can get support during your time at Uppsala University. Remember to apply for this support in good time, preferably when applying for a course or programme at Uppsala University.

Support for disabilities


All students at Uppsala University are covered by accident insurance while on the university premises and on direct way to and from school. Other international student groups, including fee-paying Master’s students, non-fee-paying Master’s students, and exchange students, may also be covered by additional insurance. It is very important that you find out what kind of coverage you will receive or need to organise privately before arriving in Sweden.

Student rights

For us it is important that all students feel that they are included in the study environment. At Uppsala University, there is zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and victimisation and we are working actively with equal opportunities. Read more about student rights.


As a student in Sweden you can experience one of the world’s safest and most egalitarian societies. Here, there is a distinct balance between social equality and economic success. In fact, Sweden has one of the lowest levels of poverty in the world and has not been at war for 200 years!

Sweden is also a very multicultural society and as one of Uppsala University’s 4000 international students you will feel very much at home.

Last modified: 2021-07-21