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"With InterNations I quickly connected with other Canadian members who became close friends over time."

Barbara Melington

"The best thing about InterNations? Definitely the offline get-together. Meeting other expats in real life helps a lot."

Discover Uppsala's Community of Expats!

Hej and welcome to Uppsala, Sweden's historic student city! Whether you're relocating to Uppsala for study, work, or leisure, InterNations is here to help you settle in. Our resources have helped many expats to better understand the pace of life in this central Swedish city, through sharing first-hand experiences, insights and recommendations. Join InterNations today to find answers to all of the important questions you may have about moving to Uppsala — such as how to rent an apartment in the city, what the transport links to Stockholm and Gothenburg are like, and what to expect from Uppsala's nightlife. Our diverse members are sure to offer a variety of interesting perspectives. One of Sweden's liveliest cities, with a rich sense of history and tradition combining with the international flavor encouraged by a large student population, Uppsala offers a unique take on the Nordic experience with excellent links to the rest of the country.

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  • Moving to Uppsala

    The high number of students in Uppsala gives the city a fantastic atmosphere and it is almost more like a large town than a city, with the regular influx of new people moving to Uppsala keeping the atmosphere fresh and energized. Learn more about relocating to Uppsala in this article!
  • Living in Uppsala

    Uppsala (pronounced OOP-sal-ah) is Sweden's fourth largest city. It is most notable for its young population due to its excellent universities, as well as being home to the largest cathedral in Scandinavia. Read on to learn more about life in Uppsala!
  • Working in Uppsala

    Uppsala offers many opportunities, both to workers and to students, and guarantees high living standards. Read on for information on the local economy, the most required positions, the job market, and taxation in this young and relaxed Northern city!

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What to Expect from Expat Life in Uppsala?

If you want an authentic taste of Swedish culture through the ages, you could do a lot worse than the city of Uppsala; once a major Viking stronghold, the city also has strong associations with medieval Christianity and is now a key educational center, thanks to Uppsala University, Sweden's oldest formally recognized higher education facility. Located just 71 km north of Stockholm and with excellent public transport links across the country, Uppsala is also a major player in medical research, with a number of facilities drawing students and professionals from all over the world. While it lacks the cosmopolitan feel of Stockholm and Gothenburg, Uppsala certainly makes up for any perceived shortcomings in history and personality, making it one of Scandinavia's most charming and culture-rich destinations.

Get to Know Like-Minded Expatriates in Uppsala

At InterNations, our community of global expatriates can help you find out everything you need to know about life in a foreign city. Our members in Uppsala are diverse in age and experience, encompassing long-time residents and recent arrivals. What unites them all is a commitment to honesty, respect, and being open and welcoming to people from all cultures and backgrounds, making our platform a secure and welcoming space where you can ask any questions you may have. Join today to find practical advice on gaining a Swedish personal identity number (Personnummer), the complications of renting and buying property in Uppsala, and which districts are best for students and non-students alike. You can also use our platform to find private Swedish lessons, make new friends, or form a hobby group or sports team through our InterNations Groups. As a member, you are also cordially invited to the InterNations Official Events in Uppsala — just join InterNations to find details and RSVP.

Nathan Reed

"With InterNations I quickly connected with other Canadian members who became close friends over time."

Barbara Melington

"The best thing about InterNations? Definitely the offline get-together. Meeting other expats in real life helps a lot."

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