IDI APPLICATION STEP BY STEP
Between 15 and 20 students are admitted to the course every year.
Several exchange students may be accepted for
one or two semesters.
Admission is based on applicant's documentation and home
The course 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
admission for non EU citizens.
Eligibility: Applicants must previously have
conducted, and passed, a minimum of one year of full time
university studies, 60 credits (60 ECTS) or the equivalent + home
Applicants are required to show a high level of English
proficiency (equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper Secondary
School). Read More.
Application step by step
Application for study year 2019/2020 opens in October.
(Study starts 2019-09-02 and ends 2020-06-07.)
How to apply?
Read information at University Admissions, look at tab "Find out
October 16, 2018
The on-line application service at universityadmissions.se is
open. Follow the instructions! All
documents should be uploaded or sent to University
Admissions, except home assignment.
Important: keep your registration/personal application number for
Create and send in home assignments to Umeå Institute of
January 15, 2019
Last day to apply through
the first round of applications.
February 1, 2019
Last day for supporting academic documents to be uploaded
at University Admissions.
Last day for home assignment to arrive in Umeå.
Deadline for application fee:
If you are non EU citizen, pay the application fee of
If you are EU 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 home assignments can be found here.
Submit the home assignments in physical format. If no
specification is made in the
instructions, you may draw, cut and paste, use a computer, and
utilise materials of your choice. The home assignment pages can be
in standing (portrait) or landscape A4/letter format, using papers
of your own choice.
Write your personal application number (received from
universityadmissions.se, 8 or 9 digit number) on each page of the
home assignment tasks, and your name on the back sides of the
Write "IDI" on the envelope, and mail it to:
Umeå Institute of Design
SE-901 87 Umeå
If sending your home assignment with a delivery firm, please use:
Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, Östra Strandgatan 28 A,
SE-903 33 Umeå, Sweden.
Make sure your home assignment arrives at UID no later
than February 1.
We look at
ability to define design problems
innovation and creativity in solutions
visualisation and visual communication skills
ability to explain ideas
sketching skills and potential for developing these skills
In April, 2019
Notification of the selection results sent out via University
If you are accepted to the course, please visit the Swedish Migration Agency website to inform
yourself on practical visa and residency details.
Please contact us, by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org