Uppsala University or Uppsala Universitet (UU) - public higher education institution in Sweden. UU began its academic activity in1477. The university has an urban campus in Uppsala.

University ranking. Being a number one university in Sweden, Uppsala University greets the applicants with a fierce competition. Uppsala University is one of the oldest and most renowned universities of Sweden. Uppsala University is quite famous as it ranks high in the top 5% of the best universities of the world. It is renowned for the following programs: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Physics», «Chemistry». The university is one of the best when it comes to the quality of education, ranking in the top 100 in international rankings. UU is popular among the employers as they gladly hire its graduates.

Application process and the cost of tuition. In addition to the results of the examinations the applicant must submit a certificate of the previous academic performance. Upon review about(80%) of applicants receive a positive response. The university shares the popular system in Sweden that divides the academic year into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 15,000 USD. UU is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 17,000 USD per year of study. The prospective students would be happy to know that the university also offers online programs. On the official website of the university (http://www.uu.se) you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. Uppsala University is among the largest universities that educates more then 25 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. It is worth mentioning that every 5 student of the university came from abroad. The education is provided by more than 2500 teachers and professors. The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. UU has the following social media pages Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UU. The students have access to the university’s library. Furthermore the university has dedicated facilities for sports, physical education and sporting events. Uppsala University is a part of the following groups European University Association (EUA), Coimbra Group, U4 Group (Uppsala, Groningen, Göttingen, Ghent).
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Uppsala Universitet
Country Sweden
City Uppsala
Bachelor (foreigners) 15,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 17,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 111 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 111 USD/year.
Living expenses $590 -1,189 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 80%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1477
Abbreviation UU
Teachers 2,470
Students 25,274
Foreigners 22%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
Truth through mercy and nature
• Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige
• European University Association (EUA)
• Coimbra Group
• U4 Group (Uppsala
• Groningen
• Göttingen
• Ghent)
World ranking 67
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 85
Employer Reputation 183
Quality of teaching 341
International Students 155
Citations per Faculty 194
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 115
Engineering and Technology 167
Life Sciences and Medicine 57
Natural Science 100
Social Sciences and Management 147
Ranking in world by discipline
Physics 76
Chemistry 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 67
QS World University Rankings 102
ARWU Academic Ranking 61
Cost of living in Uppsala
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 214 333
Food 206 412
Transportation 67 183
Communications and utilities 51 61
Clothing 26 94
Sports and leisure 25 106
Total 590 1,189
Accommodation in Uppsala USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 216
Shared room in city centre 337
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 386
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 577
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة أوبسالا
German Universität Uppsala
Spanish Universidad de Upsala
fi Uppsalan yliopisto
French Université de Uppsala
Japanese ウプサラ大学
Korean 웁살라대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Uppsala
Russian Уппсальский университет
sv Uppsala universitet
Chinese 乌普萨拉大学
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Uppsala University - Official Description

Welcome to Sweden and Uppsala University Uppsala University is a comprehensive international research university dedicated to advancing science, scholarship, and higher education. It is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Eight scientists at the university have been awarded the Nobel Prize. For more than 500 years, Uppsala University has been a distinguished seat of learning with rich opportunities for students and researchers at all levels. Our history is part of our strength—but our sights are on the future. Advanced Studies at Uppsala University Uppsala University is a selective university with stringent academic demands. As an Uppsala student you will get a high quality education and access to the very latest research findings. At the same time, you are immersed in a vibrant cultural setting that builds on several centuries of tradition. We offer a variety of master degree programmes that are taught in English. The master degree from Uppsala University is internationally recognised and will provide you with qualifications that are in high demand in both the Swedish and international labour markets. You will also be well prepared to pursue a PhD. Teaching Personnel and Students Uppsala University is renowned for providing a highly diverse educational environment.

Description of Uppsala University

Uppsala University is a full-range university which provides education and research in nine faculties: theology, law, arts, languages, social sciences, educational sciences, medicine, pharmacy, science and technology. The university was founded in 1477 which makes it the oldest in the Nordic countries. Uppsala University offers some 60 programmes for beginners, about 50 master programmes, and some 2.000 single subject courses. This attracts 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students which corresponds to about 23,500 full-time students and every year some 4,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred. The university also offers some 30 international master programmes and has agreements for student exchange with 500 foreign universities in 50 countries. Postgraduate education includes 2,300 doctoral students (50% women). * About 300 doctorates and about 80 licentiate degrees are conferred each year. * 4,000 publications each year. * About 3,400 teachers/researchers (40% women). * Some 600 full professors (22% women). * Costs: Nearly 70% goes to research and postgraduate education. About 50% of research is funded by external sources. Uppsala is quite a small city (200.000 inh.) and it is to an extent dominated by the university and its students especially during semesters. The unique concept of student nations provides for an environment where academic tradition and modern student life can meet.

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