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Umeå University offers scholarships to talented and high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA.

Application timeline 2020

Scholarships offered by Umeå University

Preliminary timeline:
16 January: Application form opens
1 March: Application deadline
April: Announcement of Umeå University's scholarships via email

Please note: only applicants with a Umeå University programme as priority 1 or second year master students at Umeå University (i.e. students who are currently in their first master year) are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Eligible students will receive an e-mail with application instructions. If you are an eligible student and have not received an e-mail, please let us know:

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

Please visit the Swedish Institutes website  for more information regarding application times for their scholarships. 

Umeå University Scholarships for International Students

Umeå University offers scholarships each year, in conjunction with the Autumn term admission, to academically talented and high-achieving students. Scholarships offered are in the form of tuition-waivers. Selected candidates receive a full or partial waiver of the tuition fee.

Scholarship Application Eligibility

We welcome you to apply for scholarship if you:

  • are a citizen of a country outside of EU/EEA and Switzerland.
  • have completed your application for programme studies at master's level (before the application deadline of 15 January 2020) and have paid the application fee 3 February latest.
  • have Umeå University programme as priority 1 at

If you are currently studying at Umeå University, and will continue your studies through 2020–2021 academic year, you are also welcome to apply.

The selections are based entirely on the applicant's academic merit. A committee appointed by the Vice-Chancellor is tasked with selecting candidates for scholarships.


Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers scholarship programmes each year that cover tuition, as well as living costs, for selected non-EU/EEA students. Please note that you may apply to scholarships from both the Swedish Institute and Umeå University, but if you receive offers from both you must choose one or the other. 

More information is available at the Swedish Institute website.

Cost of living

The Swedish Migration Agency requires that students show that they can cover living expenses of SEK 8,370 per month (2019) 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.

Information from the Swedish Migration Agency about Residence Permits

Short films

Film: 2016 Welcome Reception
2016 Welcome Reception

Highlights from the annual welcome reception for new international master's students.

Film: Successful graduates
Successful graduates

Carlos Martin Jara studied Business Development and Internationalisation at the Umeå School of Business and Economics.

Important dates