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 (first
stage) and a video assignment (second stage).
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.
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 2022/2023
Application closed on January 17
Application is done through the national online application
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
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
Link to portfolio upload - upload is
You are required to provide a portfolio and a motivation letter
both in digital form. The portfolio may be a weblink (preferred) or
uploaded as a PDF. The motivation letter must be uploaded as a PDF.
When you name the PDFs, please write your personal application
number (eight or nine digit number from antagning.se / universityadmissions.se ) as a part of the
name. Example: You have got the personal application
number:13478621. You name your portfolio 13478621.pdf. Motivation
letter should be named with your personal application number
followed by LM. Example: 13478621LM.pdf
October 18, 2021
Application opens at universityadmissions.se
January 17, 2022
Last day to apply through universityadmissions.se Deadline at
February 1, 2022
Last day for supporting academic documents to be uploaded at
Last day to upload your portfolio at UID web. Deadline at midnight
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 material you provide will be assessed regarding the
Personal design stance in relation to social/societal
Orientation towards interaction design and digital
Experience of people-centered design
Capability of critical and reflective thinking
Design process: Creativity, design thinking and problem-solving
Basic experience of building physical and/or electronic mock-ups
Form development; expression and coherence in design
Experience of collaborative work in education or/and in
Overall communication skills (visual and textual)
The portfolio should contain 8-12 samples of your work, showing
your present creative and aesthetic design experience and
capabilities on professional and/or academic level. You can include
videos, photos, sketches, 3D renderings, graphics, or interactive
presentations to demonstrate your design skills and
For each work sample that you include, provide a short text
(10-20 words) describing the content and context of the presented
work and what it presents about you as a designer. In group
projects, specify what your contribution was.
Keep the presentation of each work sample to one page each and
select the parts that best presents your strengths. However, one or
two of the presented work samples should be described in more
detail over 3-4 pages, with particular attention to presenting the
Motivation letter requirements
In your motivation letter, please explain what drives you to
pursue a degree from the Masters in Fine Arts in Interaction Design
programme at Umeå Institute of design.
The motivation letter should be maximum one page (A4 size).
Upload letter of motivation with personal application number
received from the universityadmissions.se.
The selection process based on the applicant´s submitted
materials is done in two phases.
In the first phase 20-30 applications are shortlisted by the
Applicants who are shortlisted to the second phase of the
selection process might be given a creative assignment.
April 7, 2022
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