As a student at Umeå Institute of Design there are several
possibilities to experience exchange studies at another school.
Below is a brief overview of what applies.
Where to go?
To all schools which have an existing agreement with Umeå
Institute of Design or Umeå University. The agreements differ when
it comes to, for example, rules and deadlines depending on if they
are administered on a central-, faculty- or institutional level.
They also differ depending on which type (for example Erasmus + and
Nordplus). Read carefully about the different types of agreements,
and who to contact in the different cases.
University-wide information on studying abroad is administered by
the International Office at Umeå
The Faculty of Science and
Technology administers specific agreements on exchange studies.
Umeå Institute of Design also has individual active
exchange agreements with a number of universities.
Who can go on an exchange?
Anyone who is admitted to a program (Bachelor or Master) and
will have completed at least 60 ECTS credits at the study programme
by the time when the student would be leaving UID can do an
exchange. Other rules apply for central agreements. An important
condition is that the exchange courses you want to attend are
equivalent to the courses at your programme. Your programme
director is the one that approves the courses.
When can I go on exchange?
UID students have the possibility to do an exchange during fall
term (BFA term 5 and MFA term 3).
Process - departmental agreements
If you are interested in doing an exchange, you must apply to
the international coordinator at Umeå Institute of Design. It
is your responsibility to do the
following before sending in the application:
- Decide where you would like to go by
studying the different schools UID has agreement with and which
courses do they offer. The International Coordinator can guide you
in the process and help you get in touch with international
coordinators at other schools.
- Discuss with your programme director at
UID and prepare a "learning agreement" to ensure that you can
transfer the credits after the exchange
- Investigate the practical
questions like housing, scholarships etc.
How to apply:
Send your motivation letter to the international coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org), list
which school(s) you would like to do an exchange at and why. You
can list more than one school - in that case you have to rank the
What we look at:
- If you will have completed the minimum amount of credits at
- Your study progress at UID
- Your motivation to do exchange studies
Deadline for application is February