Top 3 reasons to study here

  • One of northern Europes most highly ranked universities.
  • Eight Nobel Prizes.
  • Carl Linnaeus, Anders Celsius, and Olof Rudbeck are some of the famous historical Uppsala profiles.



  • 2 July 1477 The University’s charter is signed.
  • 1600 The University’s first documented degree conferment ceremony in philosophy.
  • 1663 Student nations are recognised by the University Board.
  • 1741 Linnaeus becomes professor of medicine.
  • 1893 Alfred Nobel is awarded an honorary doctorate at Uppsala University.


Humanities and Social SciencesResearch on how peoples conceptions and knowledge are formed in time and space and the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of social development.


At Uppsala University research is being conducted to understand our society, make the world better and make life simpler. Research that offers new perspectives on fundamental scientific questions as well as contributing to a sustainable environment, human health and the development of society.Science and TechnologyThis research ranges from unfettered pure research to applied research with industrial ties, covering everything from the smallest building blocks of life to advanced engineering.Medicine and PharmacyComprehensive research in Uppsala targets the alleviation, healing, and cure of diseases and the development of new drugs that will help people to survive and live their life to the fullest.


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Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (12)
Social Sciences (12)
Computer Science & IT (7)
Humanities (7)
Medicine & Health (7)
Business & Management (6)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Law (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Uppsala University!


Student services

A disability coordinator with specific responsibility for disability issues is available to students with disabilities at Uppsala University. Students with disabilities are recommended to make contact with the disability coordinator in order to discuss their need of support as soon as possible.Among the forms of support which may be considered for students with disabilities may be mentioned:

  • note-taking help
  • course literature in alternative formats such as talking books
  • sign language interpretation (Swedish sign language)
  • mentors
  • modification of regulations surrounding exams, such as extended time for written exams
  • special help from the University Library

Housing services

The students live in a cultural setting with roots harking back several centuries and can experience student activities far beyond the ordinary. They live the traditional life of a student, both every day and on festive occasions in student housing corridors and at student social clubs, called nations. Ball gowns and tie-and-tails elegance jostles with discos and pubs, and theater groups are just as self-evident as floor ball teams. The campus in Visby on Gotland can also offer some of Swedens best beaches.

Library services

Uppsala University Coin Cabinet's library comprises well over 1800 units. More than five million books and 17000 digital journals are available via the Uppsala University Library, inter alia several on numismatics.

ICT services

  • Eduroam Sweden
  • Eduroams international website
  • Eduroam provides students, researchers, and staff from visiting universities and colleges access to the Internet. Employees and students at Uppsala University can use the wireless network Eduroam, as long as they have a valid account at the University.

Medical services

Children under the age of 20 with a Swedish personal identity number receive free health care. Included in this are regular medical examinations and vaccinations up until the age of five. The Swedish childcare centres also offer support to parents and organize gatherings for new parents living within a given area. Just contact your local childcare centre for more information.

Student Life

Campus life

Sweden is probably one of the safest countries in the world and whether students live in Uppsala city or in Visby at the island of Gotland, they live in a cultural setting with roots harking back several centuries. They can all experience student activities far beyond the ordinary. As a student you also have access to modern facilities in well equipped labs, libraries and lecture rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available on all campuses.

Sports facilities

The Student Health Centre, run by the two universities of Uppsala and theYour Health and Well-beingStudent Unions, arranges physical training for students and acts as an umbrella organization for those interested in sports and athletics. Most student nations also have various sports clubs.

Student clubs

Uppsala University has four student unions: Uppsala Student Union, Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students, Pharmaceutical Student Association, and Gotland’s Student Union Rindi.These organisations are created and driven by students, for students. The main goal of the unions is to ensure the interests of Uppsala University students are always prioritised and protected. They deal with issues concerning education, health and welfare, equality, internationalisation, housing and economy.


Uppsala University is accredited by the Swedish National Agency of Higher Education

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