Non-EU Applicants

Swedish universities charge application and tuition fees for citizens from outside of the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Applicants who are EU/EEA or Swiss citizens should read this instead

Application fee

The application fee covers the costs associated with the processing of an application. The application fee is 900 SEK (Swedish kronor)(≈ €96 or $129). In order for your application to be processed, the application fee has to be paid in full upon applying.

Students who are registered for a course or programme at a Swedish university at the time they submit their application are not be required to pay an application fee.

The primary method of payment is online with a credit or debit card. This is by far the best method of payment as it is quick, efficient and secure. The application fee of SEK 900 is to be made online at

Tuition fee

Since July 2011, all non-EU/EEA applicants, are due to pay tuition fees for studies in Sweden. The tuition fee for non-EU students, covering one study year at Umeå Institute of Design, is SEK 292 500 (≈ € 28  290 or $32 500).

All our Master programmes run for 2 years, so the tuition fee for the full two years is SEK 585 000 SEK (≈ €56 600 or $65 000).

Methods of payment for tuition fees

Students who are required to pay tuition fees will receive an invoice from Umeå University. More information at Umeå University website:


The Umeå University scholarship selections are made once annually, in conjunction with the autumn term intakes. Selections are based only on merit.

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must:
- Submit a complete application for admissions before February 1.
- Have Umeå university as first choice for the applied programme/education.

You can find information on how to apply for Umeå University scholarships here:

Swedish Institute scholarships
Additionally, applicants to Masters programmes in Advanced Product Design, Interaction Design and Transportation Design may also apply for Scholarships via the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships. These scholarships are administered by the Swedish Institute and cover tuition as well as cost of living costs. This scholarship programme has a separate application process.

More information here: