Just got admitted?
Congratulations on your admission! We are happy that you have chosen to study at Uppsala University and understand that you are eager to start planning your move to Sweden.
There are a few, but important, practical things you need to do before coming to Sweden. On this page you will find all the information you need to get prepared, such as applying for a residence permit, finding a place to live and reading about insurance.
Apply for a residence permit
If you are a student from a country outside the EU/EEA you must apply for a residence permit.
Are you a new student?
The student pages are your new home as an admitted Uppsala University student.
To do before arrival
Follow this checklist to prepare for your move to Sweden and studies in Uppsala or Visby.
Deferral of studies
If you are admitted to a programme and want to postpone the commencement of your studies, you can apply for deferral of studies.
Your application should explain your reasons for deferral and be supported by documents. University policy only approves deferral based on extraordinary circumstances, such as medical reasons, illness, family crisis or compulsory military service. If you refer to medical reasons, for example, you need to submit a doctor's certificate. Not being able to afford tuition is not a valid reason for deferral. In fact, you can only be granted deferral if the first instalment of tuition has been made to Uppsala University.
Applications can also be made by sending a letter to the Admissions Office, Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden.
Arriving in Sweden after the start of the semester
If you are admitted to a Bachelor's or Master's programme, you must be in Sweden when the programme starts. If you are prevented from participating in the first class of the semester, you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your programme coordinator directly, let them know that you are not able to start the programme on time, and ask for the last possible date that you can arrive. You must receive written confirmation that you are still allowed to commence the programme before travelling to Sweden.
If you are a fee-paying student and are not permitted to join your programme after the semester has commenced, please send an email to email@example.com along with the decision from your programme coordinator.