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Uppsala University - Haskayne Only

Founded in 1477, this is one of the oldest universities in Europe, and offers a rare "student Nation" community - one of the only 4 universities in the world to provide this unique and highly-lauded Swedish approach to student experience that transcends typical North American campus culture.

Experience a traditional Nation "sittning" while attending one of the world's top 200 universities for business! Uppsala University is Sweden's second-highest ranked university, and is ranked #87th globally (THE 2019). Hockey fans can try out Sweden's take with the Winter sport of bandy, or if you're more inclined for quiet conversation, take a "fika" with your professors and learn how the Swedes embrace winter and study-life balance.

Key information


Uppsala, Sweden


English, Swedish


Fall, Winter, Academic Year

Program type


Application information

Application status



2024-2025 applications

First come first considered for limited remaining spaces until

Fall 2024: March 15, 2025

Winter 2025: August 15, 2024

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

2025-2026 applications

Open November 1, 2024

Student experience

image of Gamla Uppsala ancient burial mounds

Located a short bike-ride out of the main city, Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) is home to a medieval church, an archaeological museum, and an eye-catching row of steep burial mounds dating to Viking times.

Program details

Haskayne Exchange Areas of Study:

  • Business and Environment
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Strategy and Global Management

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

Haskayne undergraduate students must take their core courses at the University of Calgary. Students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange.

Please consult the host university's website to create a tentative list of 60 ECTS credits per semester that you are interested in taking. This list may be based on the current or previous year's courses. 

Course conversion: 6 ECTS credits = 1 UCalgary half-course equivalent.

The academic year is divided into two semesters: 

  • Fall Semester: August – January (It is possible for students to complete the Fall semester in December.)
  • Winter Semester: January – June
  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    Uppsala provides a student cost estimate/budget assistance on their website.

    Don't forget to check with the Swedish embassy or consulates, or the government website regarding study visa/permit requirements, timelines, and costs.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? 
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

At Uppsala University there are no halls of residences, colleges or other forms of "university housing". All rooms that students live in are regular rooms owned by a variety of different housing companies. These rooms are administered by the Housing Office. Click here for more information.

Haskayne students at UCalgary can ONLY apply for this partner through Haskayne, and must meet the Haskayne requirements for exchange.

A selection of courses is available in English; no knowledge of Swedish is required to participate on this exchange program. A language proficiency test may be required in order to take courses taught in Swedish.

What's so special about Uppsala University? 

Uppsala University is one of only 4 universities in the world (2 in Sweden, 2 in Finland) with a traditional "Nations" system, alongside Lund and Helsinki. This is a traditional system that assigns students to "Nations" named after historical regions in the area - these nations function similar to traditional "house" systems but with a unique Swedish/Finnish flair, including sittnings, or sitsits

The advisor for this program is: Stacey McGregor

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.