Application Process for Exchange Students
If you have been nomination by your coordinator you should have received the link to the application form and the detailed instructions to your e-mail. On this page you will find general information that will guide you in the application process.
Be Sure to Meet the Application Deadline
Autumn term deadline: 1 May
Spring term deadline: 1 November
The online application form has to be submitted by the relevant deadline.
Please Note! When applying to Umeå Institute of Design or to Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, send your portfolio/home assignment to the respective addresses below. The portfolio/home assignment has to reach its recipient no later than 1 April.
How to apply for courses
First of all, find the appropriate courses in our online course catalogue.
Please consider the following:
30 ECTS per term is considered full-time studies
To be considered a full-time student at Umeå University, you need to study 30.0 ECTS per term. Most courses available are 7.5, 15.0 or 30.0 ECTS. If you require a residence permit you must be admitted to full-time studies.
Make sure your courses do not clash!
Before you choose courses, carefully check which week the courses start and how long the courses are running. According to the Swedish study system full-time courses (100% tempo) are taken one at a time rather than parallel. You will find more information about the study duration on the course web page.
Check the course requirements
Consider the eligibility requirements of the courses before choosing. You will not be admitted to courses you are not eligible for. You will find the required knowledge under “application information” on the course web page.
Make sure that your courses will be approved
Make sure that you get your course choices approved by your study advisor/coordinator at your home university so the courses that you study during your exchange period will be accredited once you return home.
How to apply for housing
Umeå University offers accommodation for exchange students through the International Housing Office. Application is made on the same form as for your courses but it will not be visible on the printed PDF version of the application. The International Housing Office will contact you with an Offer of Housing in June. More information can be found here on our housing pages.