About 10-12 students are admitted to the programme every year, plus
students may be accepted for one or two semesters.
Admission is based on applicant's documentation, portfolio and an
The programme is taught in English.
Tuition fees are covered by Swedish government grants for EU
citizens. Scholarships are available for non EU students. Learn more about
tuition fees and scholarship for non EU citizens.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification
comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification
from an internationally recognized university. Specific entry
requirements are: 60 ECTS in the field of Design + Portfolio.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course
English B/6. Read More.
Application for study year 2021/2022
- APPLICATION AT UNIVERSITY ADMISSION CLOSED
Application is done through the national online
application service universityadmissions.se
You can only apply to UID programmes in the First
admission round, autumn semester at University
Admissions. (UID programmes do not participate in
the Second admission round, autumn semester nor in the Spring
Admission rounds.) This means that UID programmes are not open
for "late applications".
Application step by step
Step 1: Find the programme
through the search function at the on-line application
service universityadmissions.se. Follow
the instructions! All documents should be uploaded or
sent to University Admissions,
except portfolio and motivation letter,
which is sent directly to Umeå Institute of Design. Important:
keep your personal application number for further
Step 2: Portfolio is
uploaded to Umeå Institute of Design webpage (See instructions
Upload your portfolio and a letter of motivation
You are required to upload a letter of motivation and digital
portfolio. Both files should be PDFs. The
portfolio should be optimized for screen viewing (landscape
format). Note that no printed portfolios/ physical media
(CD, DVD, USB-stick) will be accepted.
October 16, 2020
Application opens at universityadmissions.se
January 15, 2021
Last day to apply through universityadmissions.se Deadline at
February 1, 2021
- Last day for supporting academic documents to be uploaded at
- Last day to upload your portfolio at UID web. Deadline at
- Deadline for application fee: If you are non EU
citizen, pay the application fee of 900 SEK. If you are
EU/EEA citizen, submit the documentation of your
citizenship status to confirm that you do not need to pay
application or tuition fees. Read more.
Please note that communication about your admission process
will be handled through your University Admission account, which
you create when you apply.
The portfolio should ideally show several work samples
related to industrial design. Through these examples we would
like to see and understand your work and thinking process and the
creative skillsets you prefer to utilize in your design
The digital portfolio (PDF) should be optimized for screen viewing
If you have video material published on-line that are relevant to
your portfolio and application, please include these as a web link
in the PDF (and password if needed).
We are curious to see and understand:
Your use of sketching as a way to ideate throughout the design
Your methods for identifying and solving problems using design
Your way of using 2D and 3D software to visualize and
Your approach to formgiving and how you express yourself through
Your experiences with working individually or in smaller teams
or larger groups
Your curiosity for technology, materials, production and
Your personal view and thoughts on industrial design's future
role in society
The overall originality and refinement of your work
Please share with us the reasons why you are applying to the
Advanced Product Design programme and what you personally would
like to explore and learn through your studies (maximum two
The selection process based on the applicant´s portfolio is done
in two steps. In the first step about 20-30 applications are
shortlisted by the recruitment group. Shortlisting is based solely
on the talent displayed in the portfolios. Applicants who are
shortlisted to the second part of the selection process will be
contacted for an interview.
April 9, 2021
Notification of the selection results is sent out via University
If you are accepted to the programme, please visit the Migration Agency website to inform yourself on
practical visa and residency details.
Please contact us, by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org