Umeå University (Swedish: Umeå Universitet) is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden.The university was founded in 1965 and is Sweden’s fifth oldest university.As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, it is a dynamic meeting place where interdisciplinary knowledge is generated and disseminated.
Umeå University offers scholarships to talented and high-achieving students from outside the EU/EEA. These scholarships are offered each year, in conjunction with the Autumn term admission, to academically talented and high-achieving students. Scholarships offered are in the form of tuition-waivers.The selections are based entirely on the applicant’s academic merit. A committee appointed by the Vice-Chancellor is tasked with selecting candidates for scholarships.For autumn term 2017 intake, 42 scholarships overall were awarded to students from different disciplines, with an additional 20 students ranked in reserve.
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers scholarship programmes each year that cover tuition, as well as living costs, for selected non-EU/EEA students.