Umeå University

Umeå University

City: Umea
Country: Sweden
Length of study: 1 or 2 semesters
Language of instruction: Swedish (classes available in English)

About: Umea University offers programmes in a wide range of academic fields including science and technology, social sciences, business, health and medicine, and the arts. Umea is a clean and green city in Northern Europe, where people and businesses respect the beautiful northern landscape and really care about protecting the environment. Summer running tracks become cross-country skiing tracks in Winter around Umea, where temperatures can fall as low as -20 degrees. Students enjoy state of the art indoor sporting facilities that operate year round.

Useful info:


  • Accommodation:
    • Umea University accommodation is available as self-catered Halls close by the University. Prices range from SEK 12,000-18,000 per semester depending on the area.
    • Private housing arrangements can also be organised.
  • Living costs: close to SEK 7,500 per month.


  • Courses taught in English
  • Credit load: Full-time study consists of 30 ECTS per semester (approx. 40 hours of study per week). Most courses consist of 7.5, 15, or 30 ECTS.

Subject restrictions:

  • Students must fulfil the requirements of the course to be accepted. These are states under the course descriptions. Course descriptions can be found via the online course catalogue listed above.

Special conditions:

  • Students should not apply for several full-time (and day-time) courses that run during the same weeks because there may be a clash of schedules. It is important to check the “Application information” on the individual course page to find out the duration and tempo of the course.