Student life at Uppsala University

Students walking around in Visby

We believe that life outside of the classroom is just as important as inside, which is why Uppsala University, the student unions and the student nations work together to make your time as a student as enjoyable and inspiring as possible. As a student at Uppsala University you have the power to influence your studies and help to shape your learning environment. While you are here, we encourage you to get involved, get to know your fellow students and make your voice heard in the student body.

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Student life in Visby

Two students walking in front of a house in Visby

As a student in Visby, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a highly ranked, full-scale university and a small campus in a unique learning environment. Student life is characterised by nearness, fellowship and cooperation.

Uppsala University - Campus Gotland in Visby

Walpurgis in Uppsala

A Valborg-rafting boat with students on it

The 30th of April, Walpurgis Eve – referred to as ‘Sista april’ or ‘Valborg’ in Swedish – is the celebration of spring arriving in Sweden that you can't miss. And the celebrations at Uppsala University are truly extra special, with student floats running the Fyris River, herring lunches, the donning of the caps at Carolina Rediviva, parties and much more. See the beginners guide to Walpurgis Eve.

This year, however, the Valborg celebration in Uppsala are cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. See the vice-Chancellor's blog on how we can celebrate Valborg without crowding.

Listen to the Student Radio

Student news with a focus on life as a student and what's happening in Uppsala. Studentradion, the Student Radio, monitors what affects student life, housing situation, finance as well as cycle paths and life at the nations.