Incoming exchange students

Are you considering exhange studies at UID?

To come to UID as an exchange student your home university must have signed a formal exchange agreement with Umeå University. Contact the international coordinator at your home university to get help finding out if such an agreement exists, and if you can be nominated as an exchange student.

How to be nominated

The coordinator at your home university has to nominate you for exchange studies at Umeå University by filling out an online form (the link to the form is sent by e-mail to your coordinator).

Nomination deadline: October 1 (exchange at UID spring 2019)

How to apply

Once your home university has submitted the nomination you will receive application instructions and a link to the web page where you apply for courses available. Note that you can apply for more than one course, as long as you rank the courses. Important is that you - in addition to applying at the web page - send your digital portfolio/home assignment and motivational letter to the international coordinator at UID.

Application deadline: October 15 (exchange at UID spring 2019)

Selection of exchange students

To be able to be considered as an exchange student at Umeå Institute of Design (UID) you have to fulfil the pre-requisites for the programme/course you want to do your exchange at. If they are fulfilled, the selection of students will be based on the quality and relevance of the portfolio. The programme directors will do the selection based on the criteria, and send the result to the admissions office at Umeå University, who will notify the students if they are accepted or not. 

Course packages spring 2019

Students can apply for the following course packages at UID for spring 2019:
Application is now closed for spring semester 2019.

COURSE PACKAGEIndustrial Design, Intensive
basic level, single subject course

The course package consists of:
5ID195 Interaction and Expression, 15.0
5ID185 Design Communication, 15.0

COURSE PACKAGE Industrial Design, Advanced Product, term 2
Advanced level

The course package consists of:
5ID208 Sound in Industrial Design 7.5
5ID 209 Product Analysis and Construction 7.5
5ID210 Project 2: Strategic Product Design 15.0

COURSE PACKAGE: Industrial Design, Interaction, term 2
Advanced level

The course package consists of:
5ID077 Form workshop 1 7.5
5ID 193 Communication Design for co-creation 7.5
5ID079 Project 2: General Product 15.0

COURSE PACKAGE: Industrial Design, Transportation, term 2
Advanced level

The course package consists of:
5ID092 Vehicle Design Theory 7.5
5ID108 Storytelling in Design 7.5
5ID089 Project 2: Strategic Design 15.0

SINGLE SUBJECT COURSE: Cognitive Design 7.5 - Basic level


Practical information

Partner institution information  spring 2019

Portfolio requirements/ work sample requirements 

Home assignment (IDI)


  • UID facts and figures

    Founding year: 1989

    This study year
    Full-time students: 137
    PhD students: 8
    Short course students: 220

    Total number of staff: 44
    Number of teaching staff: 31

    Bachelor programme: 1
    Master programmes: 3
    PhD programme: 1
    One-year course: 1
    Short courses: 9

    Full time students
    Nationalities represented: 27
    Swedish students: 64 (47%)
    EU/EES students: 49 (36%)
    Non-EU students: 24 (28%)

    Male students: 85 (62%)
    Female students: 52 (38%)

    Incoming exchange stud.: 11
    Outgoing exchange stud.: 2

    On internship/study break: 30