Study Abroad through Uppsala University

Students at Uppsala University have the opportunity to go abroad as part of their studies. On these pages you can read more about four different study abroad activities.

  • Exchange studies
  • Erasmus Traineeship
  • Minor Field Studies
  • Summer courses abroad

These activities are administered by the Unit for International Mobility. However, some departments and faculties also offer study abroad opportunities. Here you can find links to information about study abroad administered by departments and faculties.

You can also sign up for our newsletter for the academic year 2020 - 2021 to receive information about upcoming calls for applications and information sessions.

Students in Singapore

Exchange studies

  • Study courses during 1 or 2 semesters at a partner university.
  • No tuition fees.
  • Grant opportunities through Erasmus, International Credit Mobility etc.
  • All fulltime students at Uppsala University are eligible to apply.

Application dates 2021:

  • 15 April to 18 May 2021, for studies starting in spring 2022.
  • 15 October to 16 November 2021, for studies starting in autumn 2022.

More about Exchange studies

Student in Spain for Erasmus traineeship

Erasmus Traineeship

  • Grants for traineeships, field studies, volunteering, summer jobs etc.
  • Allowed duration of activity is 60-360 days
  • Open for activities in the EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
  • All fulltime students at Uppsala University are eligible to apply.

Application dates 2021-2022:

  • 1–15 November
  • 1–15 January
  • 1–15 March
  • 1–15 May

More about Erasmus Traineeship

Students walking into a forest

Minor Field Studies

  • 27000 SEK for field studies resulting in a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis in a developing country.
  • From 56 to 140 days in the field.

Application dates 2021:

The application opens shortly after the closing of the previous application. The application closes:

  • 15 April 2021 (for projects that can be finished no later than 15 January 2022)
  • 15 November 2021 (for projects that can be finished no later than 15 January 2023)

More about MFS

Students filming for a summer course in Aarhus.

Summer courses abroad

  • 2 to 3 week long courses during summer.
  • Free from tuition.
  • Grant opportunities.
  • All fulltime student eligible to apply.

Application dates for courses summer 2021:

  • Due to insecurities regarding travel caused by covid-19 there will not be an application for summer schools in summer 2021. 

More about summer courses


The Unit for International Mobility is responsible for the study abroad activities on these pages.

For questions about exchange studies please contact
For questions about Erasmus traineeship, Erasmus for studies or the International Credit Mobility grant please contact
For questions about Minor Field Studies please contact

Zoom Drop-in hours

During the semesters you can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about Study Abroad on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00 - 14:00 with the exception of public holidays.

We offer online drop-in hours in Zoom. Please log in using your student account (Information on how to log in to Zoom with your student account). When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in a waiting room until it is your turn. You will then be asked to briefly describe your question and there after you will be connected to an available International Officer for an one on one conversation. In the meeting you may use audio and video if you like but may also use the chat function.

Extra drop-in: Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Wednesday 12 May and Monday 17 May at 13:00-14:00.

To drop-in

Social media

Follow us and our students who are abroad on Instagram.

You can also follow us on Facebook where we also post information on upcoming information sessions.

INFO SESSIONS 2020 - 2021

You can find all our info sessions in the student calendar and on our Facebook page.

Sign up for our mailing list in order to receive e-mail updates about upcoming information sessions and calls for applications.

It is also possible to book us for a presentation with your student organisation or nation. Send us a booking request at

Last modified: 2021-09-09