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Experience Umeå!

Umeå is not only the largest city in northern Sweden, but also one of the country's fastest growing cities. It is a vibrant city with a young population that encourages free-thinking and open-mindedness.

We are proud to provide an inspiring educational environment that stimulates creative learning and innovation. At Umeå University, we strive to provide a truly international academic experience.

10 reasons to choose Umeå University

1. Satisfied students

Top-ranked in Europe for international student satisfaction.
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2. Academic excellence

Professional and dedicated teachers along with world leading research. Among the best young universities in the world according to recent, highly-respected ranking tables. In addition, we are among the global elite in several academic areas.

3. First-class facilities and a modern setting

Umeå University is renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments, such as Humlab-X at the Umeå Arts Campus.

4. Breathtaking nature

Experience the Northern Lights, arctic landscape, endless summer nights and beautiful open countryside.

5. Highly international

Students, faculty and staff from all corners of the globe. Over 130 nationalities are represented in Umeå municipality.

6. City of culture

Culture on Campus, music festivals, theatre, museums, food, opera and much more.
Find out more at Visit Umeå tourist centre.

7. Student support

Get the help you need with our International Office, Infocenter, study advisors and build your social network in the Buddy Programme.
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8. Accommodation 

Single-occupancy housing within minutes of campus is offered for fee-paying degree students and incoming exchange students.
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9. Sports minded

Home of Europe's largest indoor sport and fitness facility located on the main campus — IKSU Sport.

10. Courses in English

Umeå University offers a wide selection of degree programmes courses with instruction language entirely in English.
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Top photo by: Elin Berge

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This is Umeå

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Finding a place to live

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So much to do
So much to do

Festivals, exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts, an intense nightlife, outdoor adventures and more.

Move your body and mind
Move your body and mind

To reach your academic goals it’s a good idea to combine your studies with exercise and outdoor activities.

Highly ranked for international student satisfaction
Highly ranked for international student satisfaction

Umeå University receives top marks according to the International Student Barometer.

Find courses and programmes
Find courses and programmes

Over 250 courses and 35 degree programmes with English language instruction.