Exchange Studies

Incoming Exchange Studies

The nomination and application round for spring term 2022 is closed and a new round will open in March 2022. If you are a  partner school of ours and have not received the nomination instructions and fact sheet send us an email: 

Applications will only be considered if the students have been nominated by their home department/ International office.


To our partner schools

If you plan to send exchange students to Umeå University they must be nominated online through Solemove (Umeå University's administrative system for student mobility). Should you not have received log in information, please contact us at

Once the nomination is submitted, an automatic e-mail with application instructions will be sent to the student.

Information about the nomination procedure, facts and figures and the Fact Sheet for 2021/2022


Spring term
Nominations: 1 October
Applications: 15 October

Autumn term
Nominations: 1 April 
Applications: 15 April

Note that no late nominations or applications will be considered!

Digital portfolio

In addition to applying for courses you need to send your digital portfolio and motivational letter to us (same deadline as the course application). It should consists of approximately 5 samples that shows your recent artistic work. After the deadline our teachers will look through the applications and do the selection based on the artistic quality of the portfolio along with the motivational letter. In addition we constantly have to adapt to the number of studio places accessible so whether or not we're able to offer a place may also depend on how many students, BA/MA, we expect to have when the term starts.

Send your work samples and letter of motivation to
with WeTransfer (if large files).


We offer two course packages, one on BA level and one on MA level, each corresponding to 30 ECTS. Follow the links for information about them and what courses are included. Below course packages are the ones we offer for the spring term 2022

Artistic practice, bachelor's level, term 2

Artistic practice, master's level, term 2

The number of credits a student can be admitted to is restricted to 30 ECTS per term, which equals full-time studies. Students who require a residence permit must be admitted to 30 ECTS. If students are admitted to 30 ECTS the exceeding courses that the student has applied for will be dropped, with the exemption of Swedish for International Students, Beginners´ Courses. These courses can be selected in addition to 30 ECTS in other subjects.

Besides the courses in your course package you have the option to sign up for several workshops that we offer. These will not give you any extra credits and therefore they will not be shown on your transcript of records nevertheless they will hopefully provide you with new skills and would you like to have them documented when you leave you may ask responsible teacher to confirm your participation with a certificate.

International Student Guide

In the International Student Guide you can find a lot of practical information and most certainly answers to many of your questions but of course you are of always welcome to address us with any questions you may have