Uppsala universitet
Kvinnors och barns hälsa (IMCH)
Akademiska sjukhuset
751 85 UPPSALA


MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 2 tr


018-611 55 83


Tel: 018-6119665

Programsamordnare internationella utbildningen

Mats Målqvist, forskare
Mobiltel: 070-2673545

Frequently Asked Question

Admission procedure

You apply online at or (Swedish). Read more about how to apply at Uppsala University’s website

Career & Job Opportunities

There are job opportunities within governmental and non-governmental organizations, nationally and internationally. The focus is on public health, health planning, sometimes on general development, sometimes on humanitarian action. There is also a possibility to continue as a PhD student after the Master’s degree. Read more on Uppsala University’s website about careers and employment

Course literature

The course literature is not included in the tuition fee. The literature consists of books, scientific articles etc. The literature list for each course is updated for every year.

Course structure

Each semester consists of 20 weeks, i.e 30 credits. Fall semester starts in the late August/early September, and ends in mid-January. Spring semester starts in mid-January and ends in early June.

Our courses on the master programme are quite intense and consist of a lot of lectures, seminars, group works etc. It is therefore not possible to take our courses as distance learning courses.


Deadline for application is January 15 for our master programme. April 15 is deadline to apply for our master programme in the Swedish application round. The deadline to apply for our single subject courses are April 15 for fall semester, and October 15 for spring semester.


The master programme in International Health will give you a Degree of Master of Medical Science, with global health as main field of study. 

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree, equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits (i.e. three years of full-time study), in medicine, nursing, nutrition or other fields relevant for international health. Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognized test.

We also require a CV. This should sent to University admission office: Upload it on or send it to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 20102, SE-839 87 Östersund, SWEDEN. 

Read more about entry requirements at Uppsala University’s website.


Uppsala University offers a housing guarantee for fee-paying master students. As a free-mover/master's student you must organize your own housing. This means that you are in the same situation as a regular Swedish student. You can find more information about housing at Uppsala University's website.

You cannot expect to arrange housing on arrival, as there is a shortage of student housing. You are, therefore, strongly advised to apply for a room as soon as you are admitted to the University.

IMCH – International Maternal and Child Health

IMCH is a part of the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, and is located at the MTC-house, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, floor 2 in Uppsala.

Internships & Field Studies

It is possible to do an internship as part of the third semester, equal to 10 credits. 

Field research can be conducted by taking the course Field Research in Global Health 10 credits. Funding for this is not provided by the department.

Living expenses & Residence permit

The Swedish Migration Board demands that the student have bank statement showing that you have the means to support yourself during your period of studies. You can find more information about Financial Matters at Uppsala University's website


During summer we send a welcome letter to all admitted students, and in order to be registered for the programme you need to reply and let us know whether you are planning to start or not.


Uppsala University offers a few scholarships to cover tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students. The Swedish Institute also administers scholarships. Unfortunately we do not offer any scholarships at department level.


We accept about 35-40 students to the master programme each year. Our students come from all around the world. 

Student account

To get access to your student e-mail account, internet in student housing, student portal etc. you need to apply for a student account. Activate your student account here.  

Student Portal / Studentportalen

All information and communication within the courses is done via our Student portal. On the course websites you find schedule, course information, instructions for assignments, folders for submission etc.

Study in Uppsala

There is a lot of things that can be good to know when coming as a student to Uppsala. On Uppsala University’s website you can find a lot of information regarding Student Unions, Student Nations, Study Environment etc. You can also read the International Student Guide for Exchange Students 2018/2019  or International Student Guide for Degree Students 2018/2019 (pdf).

Support and Services at Uppsala University

Uppsala University offers a lot of support for their students, i.e. career counsellors, language workshop, Student health center, student rights, questions regarding disabilities etc. You can find more information regarding support and services at Uppsala University's website.

Tuition fees

Students from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not pay any fees. Students from outside these areas have to pay an application fee of 900 SEK and a tuition fee of 145.000 SEK/academic year. Read more about tuition fees at Uppsala University’s website.