top General Information



Post Code:SE-901 87


Other Sites

Campuses: Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik. Also courses for foreign students

Institution Funding



Founded 1965, incorporating School of Dentistry, founded 1956, and Medical School, founded 1959. Reorganized 1977 under National Higher Education reform, incorporating 4 previously existing Schools of Education. Responsible to the Högskoleverket (National Agency for Higher Education) and, ultimately, to the Utbildningsdepartementet (Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs). Main campus islet's located in Umeå, the largest city in northern Sweden

Academic Year

September to June (September-January; January-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate or foreign equivalent, or aged at least 25 yrs with 4 yrs work experience and knowledge of English

Tuition Fees

International:93,000- 364,500 per annum (depending on the subject area). EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are totally exempt from tuition fees (SEK)



Accrediting Agency

Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Hans Adolfsson

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Hans Wiklund

Job title:University Director

International Relations Officer : Heidi Hansson

Job title:Vice President, Internationalisation

International Relations Officer : Ingrid Svensson

Job title:Head, International Relations Department

top Divisions

Centre : Biomedical Engineering and Physics

Fields of study:Biomedical Engineering, Physics

More details:CMTF

Centre : Demographic Database

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Social Sciences

More details:Sites in Umeå, Jörn and Haparanda

Centre : Disability Research

Centre : Environmental Research

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Parks and Recreation, Welfare and Protective Services

More details:CMF

Centre : Fish and Wildlife Research

Fields of study:Fishery, Wildlife

More details:CFW

Centre : Functional Brain Imaging

Fields of study:Radiology

More details:UFBI

Centre : High Performance Computing

Fields of study:Computer Engineering

More details:HPC2N

Centre : Humlab

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Information Technology

Centre : Interaction Technology

Fields of study:Technology

More details:UCIT

Centre : Marine Science

Fields of study:Marine Science and Oceanography

Centre : Molecular Medicine

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Health Sciences

More details:UCMM

Centre : Molecular Pathogenesis

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Health Sciences

More details:UCMP

Centre : Plant Science

Centre : Population Studies

Fields of study:Demography and Population

More details:CBS

Centre : Regional Science

Fields of study:Geography, Rural Studies, Social Sciences, Urban Studies

More details:CERUM

Centre : Sami Research

Fields of study:Indigenous Studies

Centre : Spatial Modelling

More details:SMC

Centre : Studies of Science and Values

Centre : Teaching and Learning

Centre : Women's Studies

Fields of study:Social Sciences, Women's Studies

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Aesthetics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Television, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnology, Film, Fine Arts, Finnish, French, German, History, Information Technology, Journalism, Linguistics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Social Sciences, Spanish, Swedish, Theatre, Theology

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Child Care and Development, Dentistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Surgery, Virology

Faculty : Science and Technology

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Management, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy, Physics, Robotics, Science Education, Statistics, Structural Architecture

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Finance, Food Science, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), Hotel and Restaurant, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Nutrition, Peace and Disarmament, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Statistics, Tourism

Institute : Design

Fields of study:Design, Fine Arts

Institute : Technology

Fields of study:Technology

Unit : Transport Research

Fields of study:Social Sciences, Transport and Communications

top Degrees


Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen

Fields of study:Physiology, Sports, Technology

Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Cooking and Catering, Data Processing, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Information Sciences, International Studies, Journalism, Leadership, Library Science, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Nursing, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radiology, Regional Planning, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sports, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Theology, Tourism, Town Planning

Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification)

Fields of study:Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dietetics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Law, Literature, Mass Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Radiology, Secondary Education, Secretarial Studies, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Teacher Training, Writing

Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Demography and Population, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Human Rights, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Labour Law, Law, Library Science, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Theology

Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts)

Fields of study:Accountancy, Archaeology, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioural Sciences, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Electronics and Automation, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Forestry, Gender Studies, Industrial Design, Information Technology, International Business, Leadership, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Molecular Biology, Nordic Studies, Nursing, Occupational Health, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Robotics, Social Work, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Transport and Communications

Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification)

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biotechnology, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Design, Energy Engineering, Health Sciences, Higher Education Teacher Training, Industrial and Production Economics, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Service Trades, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training


Fields of study:Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design, Ecology, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics


Also shorter courses, 2-5 sem

top Academic Periodicals


Acta Universitatis Umensis


Statistics Year:2019-2020


Updated on 15-10-2020