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Minimum GPA: 2.75

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2022


Jessica Hawkey

Cornell Affiliations:

Agriculture and Life Sciences


Info Science

Opportunity Description

Since 1954, CALS has offered their students unique opportunities to study abroad via the CALS Exchange program. Through reciprocal agreements with select universities, CALS students integrate themselves into a partner university abroad, taking classes and living alongside degree-seeking students. In exchange, students from our partner come to study at CALS. The CALS Exchange programs are rooted in, and in many cases designed by, CALS faculty affiliated to an international academic institution or university department that complements your academic program. 

Students who have previously gone on exchange have found it to be a rewarding experience as it has added an international dimension to their degree, challenged them academically and facilitated the development of new skills, and enhanced their personal growth and self-confidence. Credits obtained while on exchange will be considered Cornell credit, not transfer credit. Students are billed their regular CALS tuition, with no added administrative fees. This is especially advantageous for in-state students. Housing, food, visa, travel, health insurance, books, and other personal expenses are paid separately.

What is unique about this program?

Uppsala University is one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with a wide range of courses in business, sciences, information tech, social sciences, and humanities. 

Uppsala is the oldest university in the Nordic countries established in 1477. Known for its connection to the Nobel Prize, Uppsala is a top 100 University in the world and also a leading biotech center. Today's outstanding research and education are deeply rooted in history. Living traditions and culture are one of the strengths of Uppsala University. The University still observes a number of ancient ceremonies, symbols, and festivities, at the same time modifying and renewing them to meet today's demands.

What is unique about Uppsala?

From everywhere in this picture-perfect college town, you can see the spires of the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral. History here winds back to Viking times, and is later marked by the establishment of a Christian archdiocese in the 12th century. 

Approximately 40 minutes by train outside of Stockholm (but only 20 minutes from the airport) and home to almost 200,000 people - and plenty of shops, restaurants, gardens and museums, Uppsala is a town rich in historic cultural milieus. Many of them relate to Uppsala University. For centuries the town has evolved, developing from a quiet idyll to a bustling crossroads for people, cultures, and ideas.

How do I apply?

Step One: Attend a CALS Study Abroad 101 Session
•  These meetings cover policies and factors to consider when selecting a program, the study abroad application and approval process, and other important information

Step Two: Meet with a CALS Exchange Advisor
•  The CALS exchange advisor meets personally with every student interested in going on an exchange. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and the advisor will help you select the program that fits your interests best

Step Three:  Application
•  Apply for the CALS Exchange Program by clicking on the "Apply" button on this webpage. You can apply on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage
•  As part of your application, you need to get the proposed courses you want to take abroad signed off by your major advisor 

Step Four: Nomination
•  Once your application is complete, our office will nominate you to the exchange partner 

Step Five: Partner application
•  Complete the host/partner institution’s online application 

For additional information on this program and all other CALS exchange programs, including links to partner fact sheets and student reports, please refer to the CALS Exchange Program website