With a few exceptions, all citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees for education at Umeå University at the undergraduate and master's level.
Students with citizenship in a country outside the EU/ EEA, or Switzerland, will be required to pay a one-time SEK 900 application fee.
The specific tuition fee levels vary depending on the course and programme.
The tuition rates for most degree programmes and full-time studies range from SEK 90,000 to SEK 140,000 per year, depending on the field of study.
The tuition is to be paid via an international bank transfer (wire-transfer).
After the admissions process is completed, and the Letter of Acceptance is generated, the tuition invoice is sent via email, along with the payment instructions.
Details about the tuition payment process
The first instalment of the tuition fee must be paid before your application for a residence permit can be processed.
The Swedish Migration Agency processes all the residence permit applications of non-EU/EEA citizens visiting Sweden. Per their protocol an application for residence permit for studies will not be processed if the first instalment tuition is not paid.
Further information related to the residence permit is available on the Migration Agency's webpages.
The Swedish Migration Agency does not grant a residence permit for students admitted to:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland*, United Kingdom
* Switzerland is not an EU/EEA country, yet its nationals are exempt.
The tuition-fees cover costs related to lectures, lab-work, study infrastructure (computer labs, library privileges) and other study related expenses that Umeå University incurs.Close
As a service to tuition-fee paying students, Umeå University offers accommodation assistance, via the International Housing Office. We offer single-occupancy rooms only, for the duration of one academic year. It is therefore important that you, when you apply for Umeå University, register with the Municipal housing company Bostaden – it is free to register and it will improve your chances of finding accommodation once your contract with the International Housing Office ends.
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You are covered by the Swedish state's insurance, FAS+, for the duration of your studies. Terms and conditions can be found here:
The Swedish State's Insurance for Fee-Paying Students (with property cover)
The University also provides Swedish Language instruction, at the beginners level, free of cost to all tuition-fee paying students.Close
A few weeks after the admissions process has completed, and you have accepted your admissions offer, the tuition invoice is sent to you via email.
The payment instructions, and other important information, are included along with the invoice.
The payment deadlines are structured so as to enable a timely processing of the student's Residence Permit application with the Swedish Migration Board.
Delay in payment of tuition would mean delay with the Swedish Migration Board.
Yes, you may re-register for the course, if it is offered, without paying any extra tuition.Close
If the application fee is not paid in time, then the application is not processed.
You can make the payment after the last payment date, but bear in mind that your application will then be regarded as a late application.
Studies part of your PhD are tuition-exempt.
You are however due both the application and tuition fees for studies that are not scheduled in your doctoral studies.
The Swedish language courses are not tuition-exempt for PhD students.Close