Semester Study Abroad

Uppsala University



Uppsala University is the first university in Sweden, founded in 1477. The university has 45,000 students and is known as a vibrant student town characterized by diversity and breadth. For many years it has been a tradition to invite the new Nobel Prize laureates to give lectures at Uppsala University as part of the Nobel Prize festivities in Sweden.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first. And if you have further questions unanswered in the FAQs, feel free to contact Wai Yee at

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Fields of Study

Yale-NUS students can take almost any class from UU but Business and Law courses are highly subscribed.

Natural Sciences courses are only available at the higher levels so students must have strong academic backgrounds.

Psychology courses are not available in AY17/18.

Language of Instruction

The medium of instruction for classes is Swedish but students can take courses in English.

Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)


Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: Aug. – Jan.

Spring semester: Jan. – Jun.

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CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

Have Questions?
Leong Wai Yee
Programme Manager, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.