Application and Tuition Fees at Umeå University
With a few exceptions, all citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for education at the undergraduate and advanced level.
Fees for students outside the EU/EEA
The fees will apply to citizens from countries outside the European Union (EU), the EEA (European Economic Area; Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland. Tuition fees have been introduced for education at the undergraduate and advanced level.
Exemptions from application and tuition fees
Applicants are NOT required to pay application and tuition fees if they are one of the following below:
- Exchange Students - Students attending as part of an exchange agreement are not required to pay fees
- If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees.
- Students who have begun their studies before tuition fees were introduced in autumn 2011 will be able to complete these studies according to the rules in the previous system, and will not be liable to pay fees. All studies initiated after July 1, 2011, requires paying of fees.
- Residents of Sweden, the 30 EEA member nations and Switzerland are exempt from paying tuition fees.
- Doctoral level (Ph.D.) studies will remain free of charge for all foreign students.
- Further examples are listed at University Admissions.
Application fee for non-EU/EEA students
Students with citizenship in a country outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will be required to pay a one-time SEK 900 (Swedish kronor) application fee. The application fee will cover the costs associated with the processing of an application.
Students who are registered for a course or programme at a Swedish university at the time they submit their application will not be required to pay an application fee.
Method of payment for the SEK 900 application fee
The primary method of payment will be online with a credit or debit card. This is by far the best method of payment as it is quick, efficient and secure. The application fee of SEK 900 is to be made online at: universityadmissions.se
Bank transfer for applications to the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants to the Master's Programme in Fine Arts will pay a one-time SEK 900 application fee directly to Umeå University via bank tranfer and NOT via universityadmisions.se. Students pay only one application fee of SEK 900 for each academic term (semester) they submit an application for.
Detailed informationNote: Credit cards are not accepted
Tuition levels vary depending on subject
The specific tuition fee levels for non-EU/EEA/Swiss students at Umeå University vary depending on the type of 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. Programmes in architecture, design, and fine arts range from SEK 270,000 to SEK 335,000 per year. Specific tuition costs for all courses and programmes can be found under the menu heading "Application information" on the course or programme web page in our online catalogue. Make sure to click the tab for academic term you are interested in applying to, i.e. AUT-13 = autumn 2013 term.
Methods of Payment for tuition fees
After receiving a notification of admission letter to Umeå University, students will receive information about the process regarding the payment of tuition fees. Details about the tuition payment process can be found here. First notification of admission results for the spring 2013 term will be in mid-October 2012 and for the autumn 2013 term it will be in late March 2013.
First instalment payments
For students that have been admitted and have accepted an offer to study at Umeå University, it is highly recommended the instalment payment for your first academic term be received no later than 15 June 2013 for the autumn term. First instalment payments for the spring term 2013 should be made in November 2012 (specific dates to be sent via e-mail).
Students may pay the first instalment of their tuition cost as soon as they have been offered a place and have accepted their offer to study at Umeå University. This information will be provided when the Notification of Selection Results is published on "your pages" at universityadmission.se
The first instalment of the tuition fee must be paid before your application for a residency permit can be approved
All offers of admission to Umeå University are considered preliminary until the student has paid the first instalment of his or her tuition fee. Applications for a residence permit will not be approved until the Swedish Migration Board receives notification from your university/university college that your first tuition fee instalment has been paid.