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Exchange (Bilateral) Sweden: Umea University
Umea, Sweden
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** 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.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
 Language of Instruction:
English, Foreign Language
 Housing Options:
Dorm/On-Campus
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, International Business, International Studies, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Soical Policy & Administration, Web Design
 Target Language:
Swedish
Program Description:

Umeå University

UW-W Exchange Program

umea


Location Umea, Sweden
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
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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.


Academics

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.

Accommodation

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.



Student Life and Surroundings

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. 

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.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

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.

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)


  UW-Whitewater Umea exchange
Tuition $3,789* $3,789*
Housing $1,500-$2,500 $1,600-$2,600
Meals $1,600 $2,000
Other living expenses $1,475 $3,000
Global Experiences Application Fee $0 $275
CISI International Insurance $0 $170
Travel Documents $0 $300
Round Trip Flight $0 $900
Total Cost of Attendance (est.) $8,364-$9,364 $12,014-$13,014

*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students 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.


Key Dates


Terms Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early September to Early June
Fall Semester March 15th Early September to Mid January
Spring Semester October 15th Early January to Early June


Contacts

CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: auerbacm@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Dr. Carol Scovotti
Department of Marketing
Office: Hyland 3432
Tel: 262-472-5469
Email: scovottc@uww.edu
Note: On Sabbatical in 2012-13



 

Location

Center for Global Education
Hyland Hall, Suite 1227
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

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Fax: 262-472-1491
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