Department of Business Studies

Elite Athletes and Master studies

Uppsala University and the Swedish Sports Confederation has entered an agreement that Uppsala University should be a “elite athlete friendly university”. However this does not grant priority in admissions to Programmes and/or courses. If you are a student at the Department of Business Studies that practice sports at an elite level we offer you guidance and support in how to best handle the combination of studies and competing at the top level.


The sport must be included in Riksidrottsförbundets (the Swedish Sports Confederation) “specialidrottsförbund”. Individual athletes must compete at a national level and/or in the national team to be classified as an elite athlete. Furthermore the individual must play in one of the two highest national leagues in his/hers sport. The definition also includes coaches and Federal coaches for the national team as well as professional team or athletes.

Admitted to a Master Programme at the Department of Business Studies

If you are admitted to one of our Master Programmes you are welcome to book an appointment where we sit down and look at the Programme structure as a whole as well as the current semester. It is important that you bring all training, tournament and travel schedules to this meeting.

Contact information

Niklas Cedervall, Student Counsellor