Tuition Fees at Umeå University
Application and Tuition Fees for students outside the EU/EEA
With a few exceptions, all citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees for education at Umeå University at the undergraduate and advanced level.
Exemptions from application and tuition fees
Applicants are NOT required to pay any fees if they are:
- Exchange Students - Students attending Umeå University as part of an exchange agreement
- Students with citizenship in a EU or (EEA) country, or Switzerland.
- A copy of the passport has to be provided during the application procedure to be designated tuition-exempt. Further instructions are available at University Admissions.
- Students who commenced a course/programme before July 1, 2011 may complete that course/programme, if it is offered, as tuition-exempt.
- All studies initiated after July 1, 2011, requires paying of fees.
- Pursuing Doctoral level (Ph.D.) studies.
Application fee for non-EU/EEA students
Students with citizenship in a country outside the EU/ EEA, or Switzerland, will be required to pay a one-time 900 SEK application fee.
Tuition levels vary depending on subject
The specific tuition fee levels vary depending on the course and programme.
The tuition rates for most degree programmes and full-time studies range from SEK 90,000 to SEK 135,000 per year, depending on the field of study.
Methods of Payment for tuition fees
The tuition is to be paid via an international bank transfer (wire-transfer).
After the admissions process is completed, and the Letter of Acceptance is generated, the tuition invoice is sent via email, along with the payment instructions.
Details about the tuition payment process can be found here.
The first instalment of the tuition fee must be paid before your application for a residence permit can be processed
The Swedish Migration Board processes all the residence permit applications of non-EU/EEA citizens visiting Sweden. Per their protocol an application for residence permit for studies will not be processed if the first-installment tuition is not paid.
Further information related to the residence permit is available on the Migration Board webpages.
The Swedish Migration Board does not grant a residence permit for students admitted to:
- less than full-time studies (30 ECTS per semester) or
- internet-based or distance courses.