As a student at Umeå Institute of Design there are several
possibilities to experience exchange studies at another school.
Below is a brief overview of what applies.
Where to go?
To all schools which have an existing agreement with Umeå
Institute of Design or Umeå University. The agreements differ when
it comes to, for example, rules and deadlines depending on if they
are administered on a central-, faculty- or institutional level.
They also differ depending on which type (for example Erasmus + and
Nordplus). Read carefully about the different types of agreements,
and who to contact in the different cases.
Central agreements. Agreements that are administered by
International Office at Umeå University.
Faculty agreements. The responsibility lies within our
Faculty of Science and Technology.
on an institutional level. Agreements that are administered by
Umeå Institute of Design (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Who can go on an exchange?
Anyone who is admitted to a program (Bachelor or Master) and
will have completed at least 60 ECTS credits at the study programme
by the time when the student would be leaving UID can do an
exchange. Other rules apply for central agreements. An important
condition is that the exchange courses you want to attend are
equivalent to the courses at your programme. Your programme
director is the one that approves the courses.
When can I go on exchange?
UID students have the possibility to do an exchange during fall
term (BFA term 5 and MFA term 3).
Process - departmental agreements
If you are interested in doing an exchange, you must apply to
the international coordinator at Umeå Institute of Design. It is
your responsibility to do the following before
sending in the application:
Decide where you would like to go by studying
the different schools UID has agreement with and which courses do
they offer. The International Coordinator can guide you in the
process and help you get in touch with international coordinators
at other schools.
Discuss with your programme director at UID and
prepare a "learning agreement" to ensure that you can transfer the
credits after the exchange
Investigate the practical questions like
housing, scholarships etc.
How to apply:
Send your motivation letter to the international coordinator (email@example.com), list
which school(s) you would like to do an exchange at and why. You
can list more than one school - in that case you have to rank the
What we look at:
If you will have completed the minimum amount of credits at
Your study progress at UID
Your motivation to do exchange studies
Deadline for application is February