Are you a newly admitted student?

Congratulations on your admission! You can find all the information you need to prepare for coming to Sweden on this page. Read about applying for a Residence Permit, finding a Place to live and find out more about Insurance policies and more. It is important that you start preparing for your move well in advance, to ensure that you arrive in time for the start of the semester.

Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt.

Connect with other students on the Goin'-app

Once you have been admitted to a Bachelor's or Master's Programme at Uppsala University, you will receive an invite via e-mail to join our student community app Goin'.

Here, you can connect with newly admitted and current students already before coming to Sweden. Build a social community, chat with students from your programme, ask questions and get support from students who have been in your position. Some of our digital ambassadors are also available on Goin' to support you.

Learn more about Goin'

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.

Apply for deferral of studies

Applications can also be made by sending a letter to the Admissions Office:
Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden.

You must be in Sweden when your programme starts!

If you do not arrive in time for the start of the semester, you might lose your seat in the programme. It is important that you know the latest date you are allowed to arrive. Each programme sets its own deadline, so once you have been admitted, you need to contact the programme coordinator to learn what date that is.

If you are prevented from participating in the semester’s first class, you must contact your programme coordinator directly. In some cases, you might be permitted to arrive at a later date. 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 arrive after the start of the semester, you might not be refunded. Reimbursement of the tuition fee is only possible if a student is prevented from participating due to extraordinary circumstances. If you have paid tuition and are not permitted to join your programme, you need to send an email to along with the decision from your programme coordinator.