Application to our summer course 2018 is now closed!

To you who have applied:

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 as soon as possible if you do not wish to keep your place!


About the course

The title of this year's summer course is "Performance, Happening, Action, and Social Sculpture" . 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 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


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.


For questions please send an e-mail to