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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

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.

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.

Erling-Persson Scholarship
This scholarship targets students admitted to Master's in Public Health study programmes 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 scholarship programmes each year the cover tuition and cost of living costs for talented students from outside the EU/EEA.

The funding for the academic year 2016/17 is extremely limited and thefore applicants from a few select countries will be considered. More information is available at the Swedish Institute website.

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.

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Dinesh Damodaran - Master's in Managment student

Dinesh Damodaran - Master's in Management student and Umeå University Scholarship Recipient

Dinesh Damordarn, from India, studies in the master's degree in management programme at Umeå University. He is one of the recipients of the Umeå University Scholarship.

Swedish Institute Scholarships

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

Cost of Living

The Swedish Migration Board requires that students show that they can cover living expenses of SEK 8010 per month in order to obtain a residence permit. Those who intend to study for one year or more must show that they can support themselves for 10 months per year.

A typical student budgetInformation from the Swedish Migration Board about Residence Permit

Ciência sem Fronteiras (for Brazilian citizens)

Umeå University welcomes qualified Brazilian students from the Science Without Borders Programme.

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