Umeå universitet

country rank  7
world rank  310

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University Overview

Founded in 1965, Umeå universitet (Umeå University) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Umeå (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Vasterbotten County. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå. Officially recognized by the Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige (Ministry of Education and Research of Sweden), Umeå universitet (UmU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Swedish higher education institution. Umeå universitet (UmU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old Swedish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UmU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Umeå University
Acronym UmU
Founded 1965
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Campus Umeå
901 87 Vasterbotten County
Tel +46 (90) 786 5000
Fax +46 (90) 786 9995
Other locations Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Umeå University, Student Services
Umeå 901 87
(90) 786 88 00
(90) 7865000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Umeå universitet's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Institutional Accreditation

Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023