About 10-12 students are admitted to the programme every year, plus
students may be accepted for one or two semesters.
Admission is based on applicant's documentation, portfolio and an
The programme is taught in English.
Tuition fees are covered by Swedish government grants for EU
citizens. Scholarships are available for non EU students. Learn more about
tuition and scholarship for non EU citizens.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification
comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification
from an internationally recognized university. Specific entry
requirements are: 60 ECTS in the field of Design + Portfolio.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course
English B/6. Read More.
Application for study year 2020/2021
- APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
Application is done through the national online
application service universityadmissions.se
You can only apply to UID programmes in the First
admission round, autumn semester at University
Admissions. (UID programmes do not participate in
the Second admission round, autumn semester nor in the Spring
Admission rounds.) This means that UID programmes are not open
for "late applications".
Application step by step
Step 1: Find the programme through the
search function at the on-line application service universityadmissions.se. Follow the
instructions! All documents should be uploaded or sent
to University Admissions, except portfolio
and motivation letter, which is sent directly to Umeå Institute of
Design. Important: keep your personal application number for
Step 2: Portfolio is
uploaded to Umeå Institute of Design webpage (See instructions
Upload your portfolio and a letter of
Link to upload
Both files should be PDFs. The portfolio should be
optimized for screen viewing (landscape format).
October 16, 2019
Application opens at universityadmissions.se
January 15, 2020
Last day to apply through universityadmissions.se Deadline at
February 3, 2020
Last day for supporting academic documents to be uploaded
at University Admissions.
Last day to upload your portfolio at UID web. Deadline at midnight
Deadline for application fee:
If you are non EU citizen, pay the application fee of 900 SEK.
If you are EU/EEA citizen, submit the
documentation of your citizenship status to confirm that you do not
need to pay application or tuition fees. Read more.
Please note that communication about your admission process will
be handled through your University Admission account, which you
create when you apply.
The portfolio should contain several samples of your creative
thinking process and artistic ability expressed both by freehand
sketches and renderings. Understanding of three-dimensional form is
an important skill and therefore should also be documented in the
portfolio. Pictures of mock-ups, sculptures, physical and digital
models must be presented.
We look at
The applicant's present capabilities and skill level in
Ability to identify design opportunities and solve problems.
Creative thinking process and artistic ability expressed both by
freehand sketches and renderings.
Three-dimensional form understanding is an important skill and
therefore should also be documented in the portfolio. Pictures of
mockups, sculptures, physical and digital models must be presented.
The latter ideally will also represent the applicant's knowledge
about manufacturing technologies and materials.
Good notion or genuine interest in vehicles is important.
Knowledge of 2D and 3D softwares can also make a difference.
Both product and transportation design projects can be included
among the different work samples. The digital portfolio (PDF)
should be optimized for screen viewing (landcape format).
Using maxium one page (A4 size), please describe the reasons why
you would like to specialise in the MFA programme in Transportation
The selection process based on the applicant´s portfolio is done
in two steps. In the first step about 20-30 applications are
shortlisted by the recruitment group. Shortlisting is based solely
on the talent displayed in the portfolios. Applicants who are
shortlisted to the second part of the selection process might be
given a creative assignment as preparation for the final
April 3, 2020
Notification of the selection results is sent out via University
If you are accepted to the programme, please visit the Migration Agency website to inform yourself on
practical visa and residency details.
Please contact us, by writing her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org