Uppsala city life
Study in Europe, in the city of Uppsala for a relaxing study atmosphere, an engaging cultural experience, and many fun memories from a wide selection of free-time activities. Explore tranquil waterways, ride the bicycle anywhere together with the whole student population and marvel at the amazing architecture. Uppsala has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden and home of the impressive Uppsala Cathedral – Scandinavia’s largest cathedral. Uppsala Castle is another significant landmark dominating the city skyline.
Take trips to local museums and art museums, visits to historical landmarks and attractions, such as the Botanic Garden, Linnaeus Hammarby, Gamla Uppsala Museum (Old Uppsala), the Museum of Nordic Antiquities, the Victoria Museum, and more.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim in water parks, play basketball, working out, practice fencing, judo, volleyball, and more.
Attend discos and pubs and join a range of clubs and societies, as part of the 13 student nations in the city. Gasques are large dinner parties featuring live music you can also attend as a student in Uppsala. Experience Valborg (Walpurgis Eve) – a popular local celebration involving champagne breakfasts, float races on the rapids, herring lunches and more.
International atmosphere in Uppsala
As a well-known student city with top higher education both at undergraduate and graduate levels, Uppsala attracts a large English-speaking international population. The locals consider to the great number of students as part of day-to-day life and are friendly and ready to offer help when needed. Student nations provide a welcoming space for students to meet, socialise and have fun outside the classroom, helping foreigners integrate fast.
The city’s proximity to Stockholm also ensures easy access to a multicultural capital.
Due to its northern location, Uppsala experiences over 18 hours of visible sunshine during the summer solstice, and under six hours of sunshine during the winter solstice. However, winter is not as cold as other cities situated in the northern hemisphere. Average low temperatures reach -6°C (21°F) in February, while average summer highs can be around 23°C (73°F) in July.