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 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 online 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
Upload us your portfolio and a letter
Both files should be PDFs. The portfolio should be
optimized for screen viewing (landscape format).
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 samples of your creative
thinking process and artistic ability expressed both by freehand
sketches and renderings. Understanding of three-dimensional form is
an important skill and therefore should also be documented in the
portfolio. Pictures of mock-ups, sculptures, physical and digital
models must be presented.
We look at
The applicant's present capabilities and skill level in
Ability to identify design opportunities and solve problems.
Creative thinking process and artistic ability expressed both by
freehand sketches and renderings.
Three-dimensional form understanding is an important skill and
therefore should also be documented in the portfolio. Pictures of
mockups, sculptures, physical and digital models must be presented.
The latter ideally will also represent the applicant's knowledge
about manufacturing technologies and materials.
Good notion or genuine interest in vehicles is important.
Knowledge of 2D and 3D softwares can also make a difference.
Both product and transportation design projects can be included
among the different work samples.
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 might be
given a creative assignment as preparation for the final
April 6, 2018
Notification of the selection results is sent out via University
In April, 2018
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 her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org