Incoming exchange students

Are you considering exchange studies at UID?

To come to UID as an exchange student your home university must have signed a formal exchange agreement with Umeå University. Contact the international coordinator at your home university to get help finding out if such an agreement exists, and if you can be nominated as an exchange student.

How to be nominated

The coordinator at your home university has to nominate you for exchange studies at Umeå University by filling out an online form (the link to the form is sent by e-mail to your coordinator).

Nomination deadline: October 1 (exchange at UID spring 2022)

How to apply

Once your home university has submitted the nomination you will receive application instructions and a link to the web page where you apply for courses available. Note that you can apply for more than one course, as long as you rank the courses. Important is that you - in addition to applying at the web page - send your digital portfolio/home assignment and motivational letter to the international coordination at UID.

Application deadline: October 15 (exchange at UID spring 2022)

Practical information

Selection of exchange students

To be able to be considered as an exchange student at Umeå Institute of Design (UID) you have to fulfil the pre-requisites for the programme/course you want to do your exchange at. If they are fulfilled, the selection of students will be based on the quality and relevance of the portfolio. The programme directors will do the selection based on the criteria, and send the result to the admissions office at Umeå University, who will notify the students if they are accepted or not.

Course Packages Spring 2022

COURSE PACKAGE:  Industrial Design, Advanced Product, term 2
Advanced level

The course package consists of:
5ID208 Sound in Industrial Design  7,5  
5ID209 Product Analysis and Construction  7,5  
5ID210 Project 2: Strategic Product Design  15  

COURSE PACKAGEIndustrial Design, Interaction, term 2
Advanced level

The course package consists of:

5ID226 Form Workshop
5ID193 Communication Desgin for co-creation  
5ID079 Project 2: General Product

COURSE PACKAGEIndustrial Design, Transportation, term 2
Advanced level

The course package consists of:

5ID212 Vechicle Design Analysis
5ID227 Storytelling in Design
5ID228 Project 2: Strategic Design


5ID225 Cognitive design, 7,5 credits

  • UID facts and figures

    Founding year: 1989

    This study year
    Full-time students: 137
    PhD students: 8
    Short course students: 220

    Total number of staff: 44
    Number of teaching staff: 31

    Bachelor programme: 1
    Master programmes: 3
    PhD programme: 1
    One-year course: 1
    Short courses: 9

    Full time students
    Nationalities represented: 27
    Swedish students: 64 (47%)
    EU/EES students: 49 (36%)
    Non-EU students: 24 (28%)

    Male students: 85 (62%)
    Female students: 52 (38%)

    Incoming exchange stud.: 11
    Outgoing exchange stud.: 2

    On internship/study break: 30