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

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Apply no later than 15 March 2018

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 have:
• A Umeå University programme as priority 1 at
• Completed your study application before the application deadline (15 January 2018).

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.

For autumn term 2017 intake, 42 scholarships overall were awarded to students from different disciplines, with an additional 20 students ranked in reserve.

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.

Application timeline

Scholarships offered by Umeå University

16 January 2018 – Umeå University Scholarship application opens
15 March – Scholarship application closes
6 April – Notification of Selection results
10 April – Umeå University Scholarship selection results announced

Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute

29 February 2018 – Application for Swedish Institute Study Scholarships opens
26 April – SI scholarships results announced (at

Cost of living

The Swedish Migration Agency requires that students show that they can cover living expenses of SEK 8,064 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 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