Exchange (Bilateral) Sweden: Umea University
Umea, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2020||10/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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|English and Foreign Language|
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Glossary entry for program parameter 10348Class Standing:
|Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore||
Glossary entry for program parameter 10357Areas of Study:
|Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, International Business, International Studies, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work|
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UW-W Exchange Program
|Academic Focus||Across the curriculum|
|Eligibility||2.5 GPA, All majors, All years|
|Terms||Fall, Spring, Year|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Partner Website||Click Here|
Studying at Umea University offers students a unique opportunity to take courses across the curriculum in English while experiencing Scandinavian culture and an international campus and environment.
The campus and city of Umea create a vibrant and welcoming environment for exchange students, with a wide range of opportunities to form connections with Swedish and international peers and experience Swedish and European culture.
Umea University is internationally renowned for its academic excellence: major world university rankings place Umea among the top 400 universities in the world, and students and faculty hail from all corners of the globe. Umea offers a wide variety of courses in English, and the international student body brings global perspectives into the classroom.
Students of all majors are eligible to participate in this exchange. Umea offers courses in English in Biology, Business, Chemistry, IT/Computer Science, Economics, Education, History, Math/Statistics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Swedish. Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog.
No prior knowledge of Swedish is required, as a wide range of courses are taught in English, but Umea offers non-credit and for-credit Swedish language courses for interested students.
Exchange students are guaranteed student housing through the International Housing Office. The International Housing Office offers furnished single-occupancy rooms, most with private bathrooms, in student corridors made up of Swedish and international students. A student corridor is usually comprised of 6-10 single-occupancy rooms which are spread along a corridor with a kitchen and a common room. Students may choose to prepare their meals in shared kitchens or purchase meals in cafeterias around campus. Accommodation offerings are typically within walking distance of campus. For full information about housing at Umea, visit the Umea International Housing Office webpage.
The campus and city of Umea create a vibrant and welcoming environment for exchange students. Living in the student corridors and participating in the Buddy Programme allow exchange students to form connections with both Swedish and international students. The International Office and other student services around the university are committed to supporting international students, leading to high levels of student satisfaction. The campus’s state-of-the-art sports and fitness center, IKSU, houses a wide range of facilities, including a climbing wall, indoor beach volleyball courts, and ski rentals. IKSU is the largest fitness facility in Europe and a popular gathering place for students.
Student Life and Surroundings
With a population of 80,000 and growing, Umea is the largest and fastest-growing city in northern Sweden. Its large student population of over 30,000 makes it a vibrant university town, and as the upcoming European Capital of Culture in 2014, Umea is home to a variety of museums, film and music festivals, and professional sports teams, such as soccer and ice hockey. The city of Umea is easily navigable on foot, second-hand bicycle, or public transportation. Umea is connected to Stockholm, as well as the rest of Europe, by reasonably-priced flights as well as bus and train networks, allowing students to explore elsewhere in Sweden and Europe during their time abroad.
Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account. Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).
Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)
|Billed by UW-Whitewater|
|Additional Estimated Expenses|
|Passport and Passport Photos||150|
|Swedish Residence Permit (1000 SEK)||110|
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,521
Passport and Visa RequirementsStudents will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. Students must also apply online for a residence permit to study in Sweden for periods of more than three months.
|Terms||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Academic Year||March 15||Early September to Early June|
|Fall Semester||March 15||Early September to Mid January|
|Spring Semester||October 15||Mid January to Early June|
Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
UW-W Faculty Exchange Ambassador:
Dr. Carol Scovotti
Department of Marketing
Office: Hyland 3432