Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Uppsala, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Communications, Comparative Literature, Earth Science, Education, English, European Studies, History, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Religious Studies
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior
GPA requirement: 2.75 (CUM. & CSUF. If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may still be eligible to apply.) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:



Academic Year Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
For the Sweden: Uppsala University program, there are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution.

For the Sweden Media and Communications Studies program, completion of at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in Communications and Media Studies including: two courses in public relations, strategic communications or organizational communication, and two courses in research design/methodology, qualitative/quantitative research, statistics, or ethnography.


Subjects Available
Anthropology Journalism
Communication Liberal Studies
Comparative Literature Linguistics
Earth Sciences Literature
Education Mass Media
English Peace and Conflict Studies
European Studies Political Science
History Sustainable Development
International Relations Theology
International/Global Studies  

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Sweden: Uppsala University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates at the top of the brochure page.
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program.

Academic Year: August to June


The Sweden: Uppsala University program is affiliated with Uppsala University. Founded in 1477, Uppsala is the oldest of Sweden’s six universities and is internationally famous for its leadership in research. The university enrolls over 25,000 students in a wide variety of disciplines.

SwedenStudents in the Sweden: Uppsala University program focus on taking courses from the areas of Humanities and the Social Sciences. This program is ideally suited for students who are doing interdisciplinary undergraduate majors, are double majors, or are completing a major and minor in any of the following areas: American Studies, Anthropology (Cultural), Cultural Studies, English or Comparative Literature, European Studies, Global Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Languages/Linguistics, Liberal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science and Social Science.

Students are fully integrated into Uppsala’s academic programs and take courses taught in English. Typically, students focus on two or three disciplines in order to meet the CSU IP requirement of taking 15 units per semester. Students may not be able to take courses from just one discipline due to course availability and scheduling of classes, and must be extremely flexible with course selection. Students are required to take one course in Swedish language. Students can elect to take an intensive Swedish language course in August, or they can take Swedish during the fall semester.

Students take courses from a list of pre-approved courses for IP participants. The list with course information and prerequisites can be found here Sweden 17-18 Course List. Students can also view the CSU IP Academic Bulletin.

The Sweden Media and Communications Studies program is an advanced program and is meant for students who wish to pursue a career in PR, Media, Communications or related fields. Students selected to participate must have taken at least 30 semester units in Media and Communication Studies at the time of application. (See the Course Prerequisites listed above for specific course requirements). 

Students are fully integrated into Uppsala’s academic programs and take courses taught in English. Students are required to take a Swedish language course either in August (before the first semester begins) or during the fall semester. During the year, students take a prescribed list of advanced Media and Communication courses (offered in sequence) from the Department of Informatics and Media. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. 


Uppsala is the 4th largest city in Sweden and is located approximately 50 miles north of Stockholm. The city is rich in Scandinavian history, having been the country’s royal capital 1,500 years ago. 


Housing is arranged prior to arrival in Sweden in coordination with Uppsala University. All students live in dormitories. Students must submit a housing application to reserve a room; more information will be provided by Uppsala University after acceptance.  


Please note: Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program, the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application. *Note: 
The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university.

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at CSUF at the time of application.

According to CSU IP's Academic Bulletin for Uppsala University located in the city of Uppsala, which is Scandinavia’s oldest university. The academic year consists of an autumn (fall) semester and a spring semester. CSU students take courses taught in English at the Uppsala campus and are integrated into the University’s academic programs.

CSU IP offers two programs at Uppsala University:

1. CSU IP Sweden - General Program. During the year, students take courses from a CSU IP list of preapproved undergraduate “first cycle” courses primarily in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses, offered by different departments are often sequential and of varying duration. Students may either take courses from one department if enough courses are offered by the department or take courses from two or three departments in order to meet the CSU IP requirement of 15 units per semester. While Uppsala University offers additional courses, these are not been approved by CSU IP. Students must be extremely flexible with course selection due to course availability and scheduling of classes. The CSU IP list of pre-approved undergraduate (first cycle) courses can be found here. Also refer to the following sections for complete information.

2. CSU IP Sweden - Media and Communication Studies. This is an advanced program in Media and Communication Studies. Each semester, students take a prescribed set of courses which are offered sequentially from the Department of Information Technology. Click here to access detailed program and course information. Also refer to the following sections for complete information.

All participants regardless of program must:
 Take Swedish language in August or Semester 1;
 Enroll in a minimum equivalent of 15 CSU semester units each semester;
 Take courses from the course lists approved by the CSU IP; and
 Meet prerequisites (entry requirements) listed for the course (if any).

Since Uppsala University has a very different academic structure than the CSU, it is critical that students read the information provided under the heading “Course for Exchange Students” and understand the “Course Mapping” system and the academic calendar before