Living in Uppsala
Below you find selection of practical information which is also provided via the brochure and upon arrival.
Anything goes in Sweden. Jeans and other casual wear continue to be good standard equipment. Sport shirts and slacks and sweaters with jeans are okay for daily wear. For the Farewell Banquet you’ll want to bring a party outfit. Check the preliminary activity schedule for the themes. Do not forget to bring a raincoat and an umbrella.
Sweden uses 220-volt current.
Information on Sweden and Uppsala
More information can be found here:
|Swedish Tourist Board||www.sweden.se
|Uppsala Tourist Information||http://www.uppsala.to/en/|
|Uppsala Nya Tidning (newspaper)||www.unt.se/|
|Sites for sports in Uppsala||www.fyrishov.se
Of course, you can also contact the Swedish Embassy or Consulate in your country.
All participants should have their own insurance to cover illness and accident. The cost of medical care is high in Sweden, except for those coming from countries, which have an agreement with Sweden on this matter. Check this before you leave. We also recommend having cancellation insurance.
The student housing for single rooms, included in the course fee, all have internet access with ethernet cable in the room, as well as WiFi in the community area downstairs.
The appartments, not included in the course fee, might have internet access but it is not guaranteed.
You will be able to use WiFi in the center of Uppsala and at the school.
Washing machines and dryers are available.
During the week (Monday-Thursday) a hot lunch will be served, the students are responsible for breakfast and dinner. Friday through Sunday you will be responsible for all your own meals. Your accommodation includes possibilities to cook your own meals. See also: housing.
Take a credit card or ATM bank card. It is wise to exchange money at Forex. Money can be changed at the airport and at the central station in Stockholm upon arrival in Sweden.
In some cases there is access to a sauna.
There are no telephones in the dormitories. It is wise to get a calling card from your telephone company; this makes calling abroad both easier and cheaper. You can also purchase a Swedish sim card for your GSM in Sweden.
Transportation to Sweden
We strongly advise participants who plan to fly to request information from a travel agency early. Reservations often need to be made well in advance. An international student identification card may prove to be useful.
Transportation in Uppsala
Almost all of our students live in the single rooms, which are located at Klostergatan 16, close to the school. It is less than 8 minutes to walk from there to class. Some students choose the optional appartment, which can be located anywhere in Uppsala, but usually no more than a 20 minute walk from the school.
Should you prefer not to walk, then bicycles are definitely the way to go for a student in Uppsala. You could bring your own bike, or buy a cheap one, or rent one if you only want to use it for a shorter period of time, like a day.
You can also take advantage of the excellent bus system in Uppsala. The bus fare is 30 SEK per ride, but much cheaper if you buy a card with multiple rides (UL card).
Uppsala student card
Student life in Sweden is quite differently organized than in other countries. To gain entrance to the student clubs, which offer food and drinks at very reasonable prices as well as an opportunity to meet Swedish students, you’ll need a special ‘guest card’ from the student union. Please bring an ISC, or your university student card.
Information about visa for Sweden can be found here: VISA/passport information.
During the summer the weather is unpredictable. It can be hot and dry, or cold and rainy. Be prepared for anything.
Good to know
The official gateway to Sweden
Study in Sweden
The official website for studies in Sweden
The official website for tourism and travel information
The official website of Uppsala kommun
Uppsala Nya Tidningen
Uppsala’s local news paper
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