The university hall

About Uppsala

Uppsala is the number one student city in Sweden and here you can experience a student life better than anywhere else. Many of our members describe their time at Uppsala university as the most memorable periods of their lives. On top of this the education is world class and the Business & Economics Bachelor Program at Uppsala university often ranks among the top programs in Sweden in national rankings. The close proximity to Stockholm also results in several companies recruiting directly from Uppsalas Business & Economics programs.


Uppsala university is often ranked Top 100 in different rankings of the best universities in the world, and the Business & Economics Bachelor Program was ranked number one in URANKs latest ranking in 2013.

At Uppsala university you can choose between majors in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Economic history and Commercial Law and over 2000 courses as your minor. For your master you can choose between different top class tracks in Business Administration, Statistics or Economics.

If you you want to read more about the bachelor programs you can do that here, and if you are interested in the master programs you can read about those here!

Student life

Uppsala has a unique student life and is often referred to as Sweden’s best student city. With traditions as gasques, Valborg, balls, parties and a lot more it is not unusual to see people in tuxedos or long dresses bicycling around Uppsala or large group of students roaming around the city in different costumes.

The student life in Uppsala centres around the student unions, the 13 nations and the numerous student associations in the city. The student unions are responsible for the study monitoring at Uppsala and work continuously to improve the education. The nations offer a range of activities as restaurants, pubs, sports, choirs and night clubs. The associations can offer study social activities, gasques and contact with future employers. It’s not fair trying to describe the Uppsala student life – why don’t you come and try it for yourself?

Student unions and Nations

For more information about the other student unions and the nations you can visit There you can create an account and become a member of a nation or another student union (if you study business or economics you should of course be a member of Uppsalaekonomerna). You can also read about guest cards.


Uppsala university was founded 1477 and is therefore the oldest university in the Nordics. Even if many years have passed Uppsala is still bound to many of the traditions and many well-known scientists and profiles have studied here. To just name a few: Anders Celsius, Carl von Linné, August Strindberg, Karin Boye, Dag Hammarskjöld, Marcus Wallenberg Sr., Anna Lindh, Anders Borg, Nyamko Sabuni and Niklas Zennström. Take the chance to follow their path!