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Uppsala University

Uppsala University

Top ranked university in northern Europe: Uppsala University

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University (Uppsala Universitet) is a university in Sweden and the oldest university in the Nordic countries. Uppsala University is one of the top ranked universities in northern Europe and top 100 ranked universities in the world.

The university is characterized by quality and diversity as the school pursues education and research of top quality across a wide range of disciplines. 

International degrees

World-class research and a top-ranking education at Uppsala University lies within three disciplinary domains: Arts and Social Sciences; Medicine and Pharmacy; and Science and Technology.

Over 30 international master’s programmes at Uppsala University draw students from all over the world to this distinguished school's tradition of quality, knowledge, and creativity. Uppsala University offers education programmes within 9 faculties:

  • Theology
  • Law
  • Arts
  • Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Educational Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Science and Technology

Nobel laureates

Uppsala University heads international, cutting-edge research in all fields, and is a key collaborative partner for business
and society as well as for other universities around the world.

Uppsala University is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary campus settings. Students have the chance of the life time to study programs such as the Master in Chemistry where two of the eight Nobel Prize Laureates have been chemists from Uppsala University.

Student Nations at Uppsala University

Uppsala University's 40,000 students make up a solid part of the population of Uppsala. Being such a student-geared city, Uppsala University has over 13 “Student Nations" that both international and Swedish students can join for policy input, social activities, athletics and clubs. These Student Nations date back to the 17th century that creates a close-knit, fantastic student life on campus and around the city. Discover Uppsala University!


Uppsala University collaborates with different institutions to provide scholarships to both international undergraduate and graduate students. Some of the scholarships for students intending to study at Uppsala University include the following:

  • 500 scholarships for students from certain counties, provdided by the Swedish Institute
  • The Anders Wall Scholarship for students from The People’s Republic of China
  • A scholarship from the Swedish Foundation of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York for studies at Uppsala University for American citizens
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