Why study at the Newman Institute?
The Newman Institute follows in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, with a highly-qualified teaching staff and commitment to individualized instruction. As Sweden’s only Catholic college, the Institute offers a unique perspective to its academic programs and courses.
The Newman Institute is located in the idyllic university town of Uppsala, a historic and culturally-active community with a population of about 200,000. Uppsala University’s large student body of 40,000 provides a plethora of opportunities for student activities. In addition, Uppsala is just 40 minutes by train from Sweden’s capitol city of Stockholm.
Courses and Academic Calendar
The Institute offers a wide range of courses in areas of theology and philosophy literature, art, ecclesial architecture, music, and film. Most courses comprise 7.5 ECTS credits each.
The language of instruction at the Institute is both Swedish and English. At least two courses per term are offered in English. Additionally, it is possible that a course instructor will change the language of instruction of a course to English if there is sufficient demand among the students enrolled in that course. For those foreign students who wish to take the Institute’s courses that are offered in Swedish, intensive Swedish language courses are available through the University of Uppsala as well as through regional ‘folk universities’. All students enrolled in Swedish courses have the possibility of completing written assignments and exams in another language, ex. German or English, depending on the instructor’s language abilities
The academic year at the Newman Institute is divided into two terms; the first begins in mid-August and ends in mid-January, and the second begins in late January and continues until mid-June.
The Newman Institute is a committed member of the ERASMUS+ programme, which facilitates exchange of students and faculty with our partner schools. Our ERASMUS partners are:
- Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow, Poland
- Heythrop College, London, England
- Pontifical University, St. Patrick´s College, Maynooth, Ireland
- Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Tilburg, The Netherlands
- MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway
The ERASMUS+ coordinator is Christoph Hermann (contact: +46 (0) 70- 956 76 32 or firstname.lastname@example.org), who advises students on their programs of study.
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