Umeå University Scholarships for International Students
Umeå University welcomes talented and high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA.
Those eligible to apply for these scholarships are:
- students applying for a Master's degree programme at Umeå University
- students who have Umeå University as priority 1 at universityadmissions.se.
Additionally; applicants must have completed their study application at universityadmissions.se before the deadline (January 15, 2014).
The selections for the scholarships are based entirely on the applicant's academic merit.
Selected candidates receive a full or partial reduction of the tuition fee.
The application form is now open, and can be accessed via the banner to the right.
Scholarships offered by Umeå University
The following scholarships are administered by Umeå University:
Umeå University Scholarship
This is a general scholarship programme offered by Umeå University. Open for students admitted to one of the Master's study programmes offered.
Umeå Institute of Design Scholarship
This scholarship targets students who are admitted to their studies at Umeå Institute of Design.
This scholarship is financed by the Erling-Person foundation and targets students admitted to Master's in Public Health study programme at Umeå University.
Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) Scholarship
This scholarship targets students who are admitted to one of the 6 Master's level programmes offered by the Umeå School of Business and Economics.
Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers many scholarship programmes each year for students and researchers, from various non-EU/EEA countries, coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university.
One scholarship programme - The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships Category 1 - targets students from countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation.
These countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Applicants from these countries will not be considered for any of the Umeå University Scholarships and are referred instead to the Swedish Institute.
There is no such restriction for applicants of Erling-Persson Scholarship.
The scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute cover both living costs and tuition fees for 29 Master's degree programmes offered at Umeå University.
Other Scholarship opportunities
Science Without Borders
Umeå University is a participant of Ciência sem Fronteiras: Science without Borders Brazil Scholarship Programme.
Students from Brazil may apply for scholarship via this programme.
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are exempt from tuition fees
Applicants from the EU/EEA and Switzerland are exempt from application and tuition fees. As such, Umeå University does not offer any scholarships for EU/EEA/Swiss students.