Internationalisation at home

Not all students can or want to participate in a physical study abroad activity. At Uppsala University, there are opportunities available to meet the world at home.

Welcome international students

Through Uppsala Student Union and Gotland Student Union Rindi, you can help incoming international students feel welcome and settled in.

In Uppsala, you can become a Buddy for international students, who are also called Newbies, through the International Buddy Programme. For this, you will get a certificate that can give you extra credit points in the application for exchange studies. Visit the International Buddy Programme's website or send an email to

In Visby, you can become a so-called shepherd during the welcome days, which are also known as the Lamning. You can also participate in Rindi's language café, which qualifies for extra credit points in the application for exchange studies. Visit Rindi's website or send an email to


Develop your language skills

The Department of Scandinavian Languages, the Department of English and the Language Workshop offer courses in both Swedish and English for those who want to develop their language skills. The Language Workshop also organizes courses in English specifically aimed at international students.

Courses in Swedish

English courses


International courses and programmes at Uppsala University

To access international opportunities or take international courses, you don't even need to leave Uppsala University. Uppsala University offers various types of courses and programmes that provide you with the chance to meet international individuals or develop tools to become more international.

Study an international bachelor's or master's programme

At Uppsala University, you have the opportunity to enroll in both international programmes and international courses. In the course catalog, you can explore the international distance courses offered by the university. If you are interested in pursuing a full programme, you can explore the international bachelor's or master's programmes offered in Uppsala or Visby. These programmes allow you to study locally alongside students from all around the world.


Do you want to meet international students?

A good way to meet international students from all over the world is to get involved in some form of student activity. Get involved in a student association, in your nation, or in one of the student unions. At Uppsala's student nations, for example, you can hold the post of international secretary and work with welcome events for international students.

Reception of international students via Kuratorskonventet

Kuratorskonventet is the cooperative body for Uppsala's thirteen student nations. Kuratorskonventet has a sub-convention called the International Committee whose task is to welcome and take care of new international students. The task of the International Committee is, among other things, to arrange welcome weeks with events for international students each semester and to arrange the International Gasque.

Kuratorskonventet and the International Committee

Want to get involved or attend one of their events? You will find information on the pages below.