Exchange studies via university-wide agreements

As a student at Uppsala University, you have the opportunity to take courses for one or two semesters at one of our partner universities. Since we have an exchange agreement, the are no tuition fees to be paid. The university-wide agreements at Uppsala University are available to all students, regardless of the department or faculty you are studying at.

To apply for exchange studies through Uppsala University's central agreements, you must meet the following requirements:

  • It must be your intention to credit your exchange studies and to take your degree at Uppsala University.
  • You must be registered for 30 higher education credits at Uppsala University at the time of application. If you are currently on an academic leave of absence that is registered in Ladok, you will be granted an exemption. Attach the decision certificate to your application.
  • You must have attained at least 60 registered higher education credits at Uppsala University at the bachelor’s level or at least 45 credits at the master’s level by the time of departure. Study results are checked continuously.
  • You need to be a registered full-time student at Uppsala University for the semester before your exchange begins. If you apply for an exchange during your last semester before your degree, and do not plan to study the semester before the exchange begins, you do not meet our requirements.

Students with a residence permit

Students studying in Sweden on a residence permit should check with the Swedish Migration Agency that participation in exchange studies or traineeship outside Sweden does not affect their residence permit. Please refer to the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

You can be on an exchange for up to 360 days at the bachelor level and up to 360 days on the master level. This means that you can be granted one or several exchanges during your studies. Exchanges also include if you have been granted shorter or blended courses, or a traineeship period within the Erasmus+ programme. We base our assessment of study level on your current studies at Uppsala University.

The Unit for International Mobility has agreements for exchange studies with partner universities on most continents. Spots at partner universities in Africa, Oceania, and South America are primarily advertised in the spring. Spots at partner universities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America are preferentially advertised in the autumn. See which partner universities are available and read reports from previous exchange students in our exchange agreement database.

Different universities in each application round

Not all partner universities may be applied to in every application round. Which universities will be available for application in each application round is published on the page for available universities when the application opens.

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Application for exchange studies

The application for exchange studies is open twice per year, once during the spring semester and once during the autumn semester. The application is open for approximately 30 days. The application and other mandatory documentation are submitted electronically through the system MoveON.

Application periods

15 October–15 November 15:00

  • For exchange studies starting the following autumn.
  • Primarily partner universities in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.

15 April–15 May 15:00

  • For exchange studies starting the following spring.
  • Primarily partner universities in Africa, Oceania and South America.

Grants for exchange studies

All exchange studies at our partner universities are free from tuition fees. You also have the opportunity to receive financial aid from CSN. However, an exchange may entail additional costs such as transportation to the host country. Therefore, there are opportunities to receive grants for several of our partner universities.

Read more about grants for exchange studies

Temporary changes and extra drop-in sessions

  • Drop-in sessions are canceled on 28 March, 23 April, 9 May and 6 June 2024.
  • Additional drop-in sessions is scheduled on 13 May and 15 May 2024 at 13:00–14:00.


  • For questions about exchange studies or freestanding courses through ENLIGHT:
  • For questions about Erasmus traineeship grant, Erasmus grant for studies, Erasmus grant for blended mobility or the International Credit Mobility grant:

Drop-in: Consult an International Officer

Meet with our International Officers to discuss your inquiries regarding studies or traineeships abroad. You have the option to connect through Zoom or have an in-person meeting.

Kindly be aware that drop-in sessions will not be available on public holidays and during breaks such as Christmas, Easter, and summer vacations.

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