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 sendlist for the academic year 2020 - 2021 in order to receive e-mails with 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 2020-2021:

  • 15 October to 16 November, 2020 for exchange studies starting in autumn 2021.
  • 15 April to 14 May, 2021 for exchange studies starting in spring 2022.

Read 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 2020-2021:

  • 1 to 15 September
  • 1 to 15 November
  • 1 to 15 January
  • 1 to 15 March
  • 1 to 15 May

Read 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 2020-2021:

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

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

Read 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. 

Read 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

Drop-in hours ALL CAMPUSES

You can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about Study Abroad (outgoing mobility from Uppsala University).

Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 - 14:00

Extra drop-in for questions regarding exchange studies: 11 and 13 November at 13.00 - 14.00 and 16 November at 12.00 - 13.00.

Location: Due to the Covid19 outbreak all drop-in hours have moved online to Zoom. Please log in using your student account (read more about logging in to Zoom with your student account). When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in the waiting room until it is your turn. In the meeting you may use audio and video if you like but may also use the chat function.

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 our Facebook page.

Sign up for our sendlist 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