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Umeå University 1965

Umeå (Sweden)

90187 Umeå University, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Tel. 46907865000

Year of establishment: 1965

2015 marks the 50th anniversary for Umeå University, the largest institution of higher education in northern Sweden, renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments.

Umeå University is renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments, including its large ‘American style’ main campus and contemporary Arts Campus by the riverside. The university is characterised by its openness and approachability. International students have been surveyed as the most satisfied in Sweden for four consecutive years.

Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Designated environments of strong research include: Ecosystem changes, global health, infection biology, plant and forest biotechnology, solar fuels and welfare studies. The groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism in bacteria, which became a gene editing tool now used in research labs worldwide, began in a laboratory here.
Umeå University has been ranked among the world’s top young universities and its Umeå Institute of Design regularly places among the global elite.

Umeå was the European Capital of Culture in 2014, which allowed the city to demonstrate that it is one of the foremost culture-driven cities in Europe. With a population of 120,000, Umeå is northern Sweden’s largest city – a dynamic metropolis with a rich cultural life, trendy shopping, first-class restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs and everything from design hotels to genuinely different accommodation.

Just around the corner from the busy city, those who seek outdoor adventure or tranquility have massive forests, high mountains and roaring rivers for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and white-water rafting. Our countryside also offers farm shops, sights and attractions for all tastes – all within one hour by car!

We offer international programmes at all levels, with over 30 degree programmes at the master’s level. They are of the highest quality and provide our students with unique opportunities for professional and personal development. The teaching staff maintains a high level of scientific, pedagogic and professionally linked expertise.

Programmes are offered in all major academic disciplines, including business, design, architecture, public health, IT management, computer science, molecular biology, cognitive science and many more.

Since 2014, Umeå University has been the home of the Secretariat of Nordic Centre a consortium of leading universities and research institutions in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It was established in 2001 with the objective to facilitate cooperation in research and higher education between the Nordic countries and India.

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Accounting and Finance Accounting and Finance
Agriculture, Forestry and Food Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Anatomy and Physiology Anatomy and Physiology
Anthropology Anthropology
Architecture Architecture
Art Art
Biosciences Biosciences
Business, Management and Marketing Business, Management and Marketing
Chemistry Chemistry
Computer Science and Information Systems Computer Science and Information Systems
Earth and Marine Sciences Earth and Marine Sciences
Economics Economics
Education Education
Engineering: Civil Engineering: Civil
Engineering: Electronic and Electrical Engineering: Electronic and Electrical
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical
Geography and Environmental Studies Geography and Environmental Studies
Health Professions Health Professions
History History
Hospitality, event management and tourism Hospitality, event management and tourism
Law Law
Mathematics Mathematics
Pharma and Pharmacology Pharma and Pharmacology
Philosophy Philosophy
Physics Physics
Politics Politics
Psychology Psychology
Religious studies and theology Religious studies and theology
Social policy and administration Social policy and administration
Social work Social work
Sociology Sociology
Sports science Sports science


Accounting, MSc
Advanced Product Design, MFA
Business Development and Internationalisation, MSc
Chemistry, MSc
Cognitive Science, MSc
Computational Science and Engineering, MSc
Computing Science, MSc
Ecology, MSc
Economics, MSc
Environmental Archaeology, MA
Finance, MSc
Fine Arts, MFA
Geoecology, MSc
Human-Computer Interaction and Social Media, MSc
Immediate Architecture Intervention, MFA
Interaction Design, MFA
IT Management, MSc
Law, Gender and Society, MSc - Online Learning
Management, MSc
Marketing, MSc
Molecular Biology, MSc
Physics, MSc
Plant and Forest Biotechnology, MSc
Public Health, MSPH
Public Health (one-year master)
Public Health with a specialization in health economics, MSPH
Robotics and Control, MSc
Spatial Planning and Development, MSc
Sustainable Architecture Production, MFA
Tourism, MSc
Transportation Design, MFA


International Business, BSc
Life Science, BSc (with emphasis on Chemistry, Life Science, or Molecular Biology)


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.
4-6 Scholarships available for academic year 2016-17.

Erling-Persson Scholarship
For talented students admitted to Master's in Public Health study programmes at Umeå University.
14-16 Scholarships available for academic year 2016-17.

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.
2 Scholarships for academic year 2016-17.

Umeå Institute of Design (UID) Scholarship
For talented students who are admitted to UID study programmes
4-6 Scholarships available for academic year 2016-17.
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:

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Hello sir/mam This E.NANDHA GOPAL from India , i am planing to do my masters in computer science in your university, by next Autumn. I did my bachelors in computer science in India with 75 percentage ,i have been worked as a part time technical support member in private company, I WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY NUMBER OF STUDENTS DO YOU ADMIT OR ENROLL FOR THE MASTERS COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE? Do i have the chance to get admission?


The Computing Science Master's programme is selective and has tough requirements. Unfortunately it is not possible to answer what your chances for admissions are without any application. The department, and the admissions office at Umeå University assess your application once you have applied.