Umea University Scholarships for International Students


Umea 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 2019).
  • have Umeå University programme as priority 1
If you are currently studying at Umeå University, and will continue your studies through 2019-2020 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.
For Autumn term 2018 intake, 40 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.

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.

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