We welcome American students!

We have over 4000 international students on campus studying for a PhD, a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree or spending a semester here as exchange students.

Since the nationality of our students is not registered in our systems we don’t know how many American students we currently have. However, we do know that in 2018 we had 251 applicants from USA for our Master’s programmes.

Scholarship and funding for American students

William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

Uppsala University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for Bachelor’s, Master's and doctoral programmes, except for Medicine, Nursing and joint programs with other universities that do not participate in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. This means that our US applicants can apply for a study loan. 

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The Scholarship Foundation of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

US applicants can apply for a scholarship from the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for studies at Uppsala University programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing 2 September 2019.

Scholarship opportunities

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

Uppsala University is eligible to handle United States Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits.   

Entry requirements into Master's programmes for American students

The general entry requirement for entry into Master's programmes is a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US college or university.


Have your transcript sent direct from your university

Your official transcript of records must be sent directly from your university to the adress listed below. Please note that not all universities and colleges list transferred courses and credits. All of your transferred courses and credits that total more than the equivalent of one year of full-time study (for example 30 semester credits) must be listed on the submitted transcript. If these transferred courses and credits are not listed, you must arrange to have a transcript of these courses sent directly to University Admissions in Sweden from the college or university where you studied.

Please do not send a copy of your cover sheet to the university(ies) you are requesting a transcript from. If they send your transcript along with your cover sheet to University Admissions in Sweden, your transcript documents will be rejected.

University Admissions in Sweden
R 312
SE-106 53 Stockholm

Make sure you read carefully through the country-specific information for USA on www.universityadmissions.se:

United States of America

Uppsala University US Alumni chapter

The Uppsala University US Alumni Chapter is the US division of the University’s Alumni Network. The chapter aims to create and maintain a strong relationship between the University and its alumni located in the United States. Alumni, former staff, researchers as well as friends and supporters of the University, are all welcome to become a part of the UU US Alumni Chapter and receive news of events, university-related activities and to connect with other alumni.