Our summer course is open for late application.
Welcome to apply!

It is still possible to apply to our summercourse so welcome with your application to Universityadmissions.se and to send us your work samples! Here you find the course on Universityadmissions.se

The application is open until further notice but don't wait to apply! Even if late applications are ranked last, i.e. after the ones who have applied before deadline (March 15), you still have a chance to be admitted and the sooner you send in your application the better chances you have in terms of the ranking order among the ones applying late.

Last but not least, don't forget to send us your work samples! You do it by mailing them to info.art@umu.se or by sending them to us by post. See further down for instructions and mailing address.


About the course

This year we will offer a summer course in performance called "Performance, Happening, Action, and Social Sculpture" (still the existing course syllabus is just a working copy). Teacher will be Pawel Kruk, a Polish film- and theatre actor. Here's a description of the course and its content. The course is in English and the dates for the teaching periods are June 4-15 and August 6-17 with your own individual work in between. Here you find additional information about the course and a link to the syllabus.


How to apply

You apply to the course via universityadmissions.se and with work samples that you send to us. We want 3-5 work samples and a short description of them (production year, title if any and background). We need the work samples in order to determine your artistic experience and so they are essential in the selection process. You can either mail them or send them by post. If you mail and the files are rather large please use Dropbox or WeTransfer. E-mail them to info.art@umu.se

If you send them by post we want to have them on a usb memory stick to this address:

Umeå University
Academy of Fine Arts
Att. Jeanette Nilsson
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden

If you want your usb-stick back after the selection please include a stamped and addressed envelope.

Tuition for international non-EU citizens
In 2011 tuition was introduced in Sweden for higher education for non EU/EEA, and Swiss, citizens. Here you may find out if you are required to pay tuition (=application- and study fees) or not. On Umeå Universitys website you also find all there is to know about tuition, fees and funding, see here. If you belong to the group that needs to pay fees the cost for participating in our summer courses is 83 750 SEK.

Remember that even if you have citizenship in a European Union (EU), or a European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland and are exempted from paying fees you must send in proof of your citizenship in order for your application to be processed. See here what you need to send in if you are an EU citizen.  

The Swedish Institute (SI), a government agency, administers scholarships each year that cover tuition, as well as living costs, for selected non-EU/EEA students. Unfortunately however, there are very few scholarships available and competition among the few existing is fierce, so you will probably have better chances in finding scholarship opportunities in your own home country.


What happens after you have applied?

Last ordinary application date: March 15.

The notification of selection results is published on your account on universityadmissions on May 2. You do not have to reply to that but please inform us at the Academy of Fine Arts if you do not wish to keep your place.


For questions please send an e-mail to info.art@umu.se