Umea University


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Umea University History

Umea University is a mid-northern Sweden university in Umea. Founded in 1965, the university is the fifth oldest in Sweden's current boundaries. Umea University has evolved as the leading higher education destination in northern Sweden for more than half a century. We have remained committed to providing a world-class teaching and research environment characterized by excellence, innovation, openness, and diversity throughout our proud history. As of 2015, there are nearly 31,000 registered students at Umeå University, including postgraduate and doctoral students. It employs over 4,000 people, half of whom are teachers/researchers, including 368 teachers.

Umea University Programs, Courses, and Schools

The university teaches more than 500 courses and 34-degree programs in English, including more than 32 Masters Programs in science and technology, social sciences, business, health and medicine, and the arts. It includes students and faculty from around the globe, with more than 52 languages spoken at Umea and a range of 900 international student exchange programs.

Umea University Campuses

The university has eight campus schools and four faculties, more than 20 research centers and 35 departments. Most education and research is on the main campus and Umea Arts Campus in Umea, with additional campuses in Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik cities. The total number of students enrolled in some of the 50 study programs and 800 individual courses exceeds 34,000.

Umea University Notable Alumni

Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the [World Health Organization] (WHO). Bertil Andersson, President of Nanyang Technological University. Stefan Attefall, politician, Minister for Public Health, Minister for Housing in Sweden. Ibrahim Baylan, politician, Minister for Energy in Sweden. Kay Pollack, film director. 

Umea University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Sweden. To be able to get a successful admission in Umea University in Sweden students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Umea University Cost of studies


Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Umea University Deadlines

Spring: August 15
Fall: January 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Umea University Rankings


US News
401 -500
351 -400
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


US News
10 -11


US News
Times Higher Education

Umea University Scholarships

1. Umea University Scholarships for International Students

Umea University offers scholarships to talented and high-achieving non-EU/EEA citizens who wish to pursue one of the Master’s study programs offered at the University.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

You are welcome to apply for a scholarship if you

• Are a citizen of a country outside of EU/EEA and Switzerland.

• Have completed your application for program studies at the master’s level (before the application deadline of 15 January 2019).

• Have Umea University program as a priority at university

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