Frequently asked Questions

The following questions are the most common questions regarding exchange student applications and admissions. If you cannot find the answer to your questions here, please use the contact form om this page.

Before applying

How can I be nominated for exchange studies at Umeå University?

Your home university has to officially nominate you by filling out our online nomination form. 

How do I receive the link to the application?

The link to the application and detailed instructions are automatically sent to your e-mail once your home university has submitted the nomination through our online form.

There is no agreement between my home university and Umeå University. Can I still apply as an exchange student?

No, to be granted the status “exchange student” there has to be a formal exchange agreement between your home university and Umeå University. You can ask the coordinator at your home university if such an agreement exists.

Do I have to pay tuition fees?

As an exchange student you do not have to pay any tuition fees to Umeå University.

How do I apply for housing?

When your coordinator at your home university fills out the nomination form, he/she is also required to indicate whether or not you need housing for your stay at Umeå University.

When applying

Will I need to provide proof of my proficiency in English?

Proficiency tests in English are not required from students under formal exchange agreements between Umeå University and their home university.

 Can I learn Swedish during my stay at Umeå University?

There are two language courses in Swedish designed for foreign students: Swedish for International Students, Beginners´ Course I and Swedish for International Students, Beginners´ Course II. These courses are very popular and unfortunately there are not available places for all students that apply for them.

After applying

What happens after I have submitted my application?

You will receive an automatic confirmation by e-mail when you have completed your application. Wait for an e-mail notification from the International Admissions Office with further instructions (how to submit your academic records etc).

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