Selecting your courses
Courses in English at the Department of Government
Courses at the department, and at Uppsala University, are generally 7.5 or 15 credits course modules. 7.5 credits courses comprise 4–5 weeks of full-time study, 15 credits courses 9–10 weeks of full-time study. Students take their courses sequentially. Full-time studies encompass 30 credits per semester, or approximately 1.5 credits per week (40 working hours). Courses are available at either Undergraduate level (Bachelor's) or Advanced level (Master's).
Courses at Other Departments
Visiting students normally select courses at the department where they are exchange students, however courses from other departments can also be selected. However, we cannot guarantee admission to courses in other departments. If you wish to take a course in another department, please contact the Exchange Coordinator at the Department of Government well in advance of the time to select courses (before October 15 for the spring semester and before April 15 for the autumn semester).
The number of visiting students per course is limited, which means that some students may not be admitted to their first choices. Courses may also be added to (or deleted from) the programme. New optional courses by visiting professors may be offered, some courses may be taught in Swedish only, and some courses may be cancelled if they are selected by an insufficient number of visiting students.
Swedish Language Courses
Swedish language courses can be taken in addition to the regular academic programme. They do not give credits valid for a degree at Uppsala University but they are assigned notional Swedish academic points reflecting the estimated workload involved. For example, "Swedish 1" confers 7.5 ECTS credits, which indicates an estimated workload corresponding to the same number of full time study weeks. However, the course is given during 12 weeks, i.e. at half speed, and could therefore be taken in addition to the regular academic programme.
The language course does not provide instruction sufficient to follow courses taught in Swedish, so a good proficiency in English is still required for all non-Scandinavian visiting students.