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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Comparative Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, International Studies, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, Scandinavian, Swedish Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Click here for a definition of this term International Component: In-person
Program Description:




Uppsala University's International Exchange Program offers a large number of courses taught in English for undergraduate students. Students may choose from a wide variety of courses in history, political science, Celtic languages, economics and economic history, marketing, international business and natural sciences. In addition, there are limited course offerings in environmental science, public health, media communication studies and teacher education. Swedish language instruction at the beginner's level is available for all exchange students. Students with fluency in Swedish language can enroll in other courses at the university. Exchange students are expected to enroll as fulltime students at Uppsala University.


Uppsala University is located in the town of Uppsala, 45 miles north of Stockholm in the central part of Sweden. This location protects it from the northern arctic winds, giving it an average low of 26° F in the winter and a pleasant 64° F in the summer. Uppsala, with a population of 160,000, is the fourth largest town in Sweden, and still bears traces of its ancient history as the focal point of the Kingdom of the Swedes. Though it retains the charm of a small town, it has all the conveniences of a modern city. Uppsala is 45 minutes by train from Stockholm.


Exchange students are housed in student dormitories (Studentstaden) or in a centrally located international residence hall where students can rent a single room equipped with basic cooking facilities. Much of students' social life revolves around the "student nations" located in various parts of central Uppsala and run by the students themselves. Most nations have their own orchestras, theatre groups, sports clubs, etc., and they rent out student lodgings and run lunch restaurants and pubs. More information about exchange student housing can be found on Uppsala's website. 

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one. 



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter. 

Students may review the academics at Uppsala University in full. 

Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have Junior standing and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Preference will be shown to those students who have completed a year of Swedish language instruction prior to departure. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Complete applications will include a letter of recommendation from a recent instructor. 

Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions

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U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020
10/15/2020 01/17/2021 06/05/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021
03/15/2021 08/29/2021 06/04/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Fall 2021 03/01/2021
03/15/2021 08/29/2021 01/14/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning. Semester I (Autumn) technically overlaps with Ohio State's Spring semester; interested students will need to work with the host institution to arrange an earlier departure. Early departure is not guaranteed.
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 11/01/2021 01/16/2022 06/05/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.

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