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.
Bachelor's degree, in industrial design or equivalent
subject area which should include at least 60 ECTS credits in the
Design subject + Portfolio.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary
course English B/6. Read More.
Application step by step
APPLICATION at University Admissions for study
year 2018/2019 is now CLOSED.
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
How to apply?
Read information at University Admissions, look at tab "Find out
October 16, 2017 - Application will open
The on-line application service at universityadmissions.se opens
at 13.00 local time. Follow the
instructions! All documents should be
uploaded or sent to University Admissions, Östersund,
except portfolio and motivation letter.
Important: keep your registration number for further steps.
NEW procedure - Upload us your portfolio and a letter of
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.
January 15, 2018
Last day to apply through universityadmissions.se
February 1, 2018
Last day for supporting academic documents to be uploaded
at University Admissions.
Last day to upload your portfolio at UID web.
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 contain several work samples and project
results and should ideally display and communicate your work and
thinking process and creative skills.
If you have video published on-line, relevant to your portfolio
and application, please include these as a web link in the PDF
version of your portfolio (and password if needed).
We look at your ability to visually communicate your:
Way of using sketching as a visualization and ideation tool
Present 2D and 3D software skills
Understanding of 3D and physical form
Knowledge of industrial production and technology in general
Ability to identify and solving problems through creative
methods and thinking
Personal expression of design and form language
Experience with individual and group work
Overall attitude and approach to industrial design
"Factor X" (What makes you special!)
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 6, 2018
Notification of the selection results is sent out via University
A Welcome letter will be sent out via e-mail from Umeå Institute
of Design to all admitted students.
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