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

Scholarship applications

The scholarships application round for the 2017-18 academic year is now open. Before proceeding with this application, you MUST complete your admissions application for Master's studies via
Scholarships Application Form

Umeå University Scholarships for International Students

Scholarship Application Eligibility

We welcome you to apply for scholarship if you have:

  • completed your application for studies at before the application deadline (16 January 2017)
  • a Umeå University programme as priorityA committee appointed by the Vice-Chancellor is tasked with selecting candidates for scholarships. The selections are based entirely on the applicant's academic merit.

    Selected candidates receive a full or partial waiver 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

For talented students admitted to Master's in Public Health study programmes at Umeå University.

Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) Scholarship

For talented students who are admitted to one of the 6 Master's level programmes offered by the Umeå School of Business and Economics.

Umeå Institute of Design (UID) Scholarship

For talented students who are admitted to UID study programmes.

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.

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 7,974 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.

Information from the Swedish Migration Board 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: Raissa Igreja from Brazil
Raissa Igreja from Brazil

Raissa Igreja from Brazil studied Public Health in 2015/16 and is one of many students attending Umeå University on a scholarship.

Important dates