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

Location

Uppsala, Sweden

Language

English, Swedish

Semester

Fall, Winter, Academic Year

Program type

Exchange

Application information

Application status

Open

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20-21 applications

Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

21-22 applications

Opens Nov. 1, 2020

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

Courses available in:

  • 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

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.

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, so they must take the equivalent of at least 3 half courses (18 ECTS) and up to 5 half courses (30 ECTS).

  • Fall Semester: August – January 
  • Winter Semester: January – June

Please see Uppsala University's calendar online for more details: http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/courses/calendar/ 

  1. Costs

    Uppsala provides a student cost estimate/budget assistance on their website: http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/housing-and-financing/ 

    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. For more informationhttp://www.uu.se/en/admissions/exchange/housing-and-financing/

Please visit Haskayne's eligibility page for more information. 

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.

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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 study abroad 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 Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.