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 at University Admissions for study year
2019/2020 is now closed
Next time to apply will be for the study year 2020/2021.
Information at this page will be updated in October 2019 when the
application period opens again.
Application step by step
Step 1: through the national online
universityadmissions.se. Find the programme
through the search function at the on-line application
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
uplodaded to Umeå Institute of Design webpage (See instructions
UPLOAD YOUR PORTFOLIO AND A LETTER OF
Link to upload (published when application
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, 2020
Last day to apply through universityadmissions.se
February 1, 2020
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.
The digital portfolio (PDF) should be optimized for screen viewing
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
The overall originality and refinement or the work
Using maximum one page (A4 size), please describe the reasons
why you would like to specialise in the MFA programme in Advanced
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 xx, 2020
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.
No late applications
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".
Please contact us, by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org