Umea University: Statistics

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#292 of 14,131 In the World
#110 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 39 In Sweden
#41 of 1,162 For Epidemiology
Top100 For 9 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate34%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or foreign equivalent, or aged at least 25 yrs with 4 yrs work experience and knowledge of English
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; January-June)

We've calculated the 34% acceptance rate for Umea University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Umea University is a world-class research university with 57,906 scientific papers published and 1,947,755 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.


Umea University majors

by publication & citation count

38,519 / 1,513,063
35,156 / 1,284,039
27,687 / 1,112,755
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
24,377 / 709,477
22,247 / 961,119
Environmental Science
20,468 / 707,059
20,237 / 873,703
20,144 / 660,668
Computer Science
18,951 / 631,596
18,592 / 585,062
18,587 / 735,776
17,238 / 557,482
13,633 / 419,956
Organic Chemistry
12,619 / 481,314
12,545 / 419,384
11,371 / 430,844
Quantum and Particle physics
10,661 / 304,308
10,613 / 385,975
Political Science
10,508 / 228,633
10,471 / 382,622
10,213 / 372,125
9,771 / 220,467
9,431 / 231,127
9,337 / 368,596
Geography and Cartography
9,320 / 269,329
Public Health
8,471 / 322,329
8,466 / 328,045
7,841 / 303,305
7,570 / 293,758
Materials Science
7,348 / 225,436
7,110 / 260,787
6,815 / 157,109
6,440 / 142,327
5,766 / 149,445
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
5,652 / 186,833
Anatomy and Physiology
5,245 / 191,950
Optical Engineering
5,243 / 171,023
5,171 / 141,809
5,080 / 205,600
Oncology and Cancer research
5,033 / 220,069

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 626 7226
1991 560 7638
1992 619 8900
1993 586 8850
1994 623 9987
1995 724 10796
1996 759 11571
1997 772 12979
1998 885 14807
1999 873 16148
2000 971 18460
2001 965 21155
2002 1002 23631
2003 1064 27473
2004 1062 30485
2005 1163 34338
2006 1289 40788
2007 1429 44646
2008 1491 49451
2009 2041 55424
2010 1649 57973
2011 1823 63796
2012 1977 73072
2013 2131 80361
2014 2316 87246
2015 2411 94921
2016 2440 96737
2017 2669 102966
2018 2502 104667
2019 2679 120085
2020 2863 140133
2021 3299 172117
2022 2783 161996
Academic rankings


International studetns 93,000- 364,500 per annum (depending on the subject area). EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are totally exempt from tuition fees (SEK)

Umea University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Umea University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes TBD
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes TBD
Computer Science Yes Yes TBD
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes TBD
Environmental Science Yes Yes TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine Yes Yes TBD
Physics Yes Yes TBD
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
Högskoleexamen / Konstnärlig högskoleexamen Physiology, Sports, Technology
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Cooking and Catering, Data Processing, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Information Sciences, International Studies, Journalism, Leadership, Library Science, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Nursing, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radiology, Regional Planning, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sports, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Theology, Tourism, Town Planning
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dietetics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Law, Literature, Mass Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Radiology, Secondary Education, Secretarial Studies, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Teacher Training, Writing
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Demography and Population, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Human Rights, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Labour Law, Law, Library Science, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Theology
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Archaeology, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioural Sciences, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Electronics and Automation, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Forestry, Gender Studies, Industrial Design, Information Technology, International Business, Leadership, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Molecular Biology, Nordic Studies, Nursing, Occupational Health, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Robotics, Social Work, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Transport and Communications
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biotechnology, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Design, Energy Engineering, Health Sciences, Higher Education Teacher Training, Industrial and Production Economics, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Service Trades, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training
Doktorsexamen Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design, Ecology, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics

Umea University alumni

  1. Stefan Löfven

    Stefan Löfven
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1957-.. (age 66)

    Kjell Stefan Löfven is a Swedish politician who has served as the President of European Socialists since October 2022. He previously served as Prime Minister of Sweden from October 2014 to November 2021 and leader of the Social Democratic Party from 2012 to 2021.

  2. Lars Lagerbäck

    Lars Lagerbäck
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1948-.. (age 75)
    association football playerassociation football manager

    Lars Edvin "Lasse" Lagerbäck is a Swedish football manager and former player, who is the technical director of the Iceland national football team.

  3. Amanda Lind

    Amanda Lind
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Umea University
    In 2009 studied psychology

    Amanda Sofia Margareta Lind is a politician for the Swedish Green Party. From 2019 to 2021, she was the Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport and national minorities in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.

  4. Annika Norlin

    Annika Norlin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1977-.. (age 46)

    Annika Norlin, of Östersund, Sweden, is a Swedish pop artist, journalist and author who makes music under the names Hello Saferide (in English) and Säkert! (in Swedish).

All 41 notable alumni

Umea University faculties and divisions

Centre : Biomedical Engineering and Physics Biomedical Engineering, Physics
Centre : Demographic Database Demography and Population, Social Sciences
Centre : Environmental Research Environmental Studies, Parks and Recreation, Welfare and Protective Services
Centre : Fish and Wildlife Research Fishery, Wildlife
Centre : Functional Brain Imaging Radiology
Centre : High Performance Computing Computer Engineering
Centre : Humlab Arts and Humanities, Information Technology
Centre : Interaction Technology Technology
Centre : Marine Science Marine Science and Oceanography
Centre : Molecular Medicine Biomedicine, Health Sciences
Centre : Molecular Pathogenesis Biomedicine, Health Sciences
Centre : Population Studies Demography and Population
Centre : Regional Science Geography, Rural Studies, Social Sciences, Urban Studies
Centre : Sami Research Indigenous Studies
Centre : Women's Studies Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Faculty : Arts Aesthetics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Television, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnology, Film, Fine Arts, Finnish, French, German, History, Information Technology, Journalism, Linguistics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Social Sciences, Spanish, Swedish, Theatre, Theology
Faculty : Medicine Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Child Care and Development, Dentistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Surgery, Virology
Faculty : Science and Technology Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Design, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Management, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy, Physics, Robotics, Science Education, Statistics, Structural Architecture
Faculty : Social Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Finance, Food Science, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), Hotel and Restaurant, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Nutrition, Peace and Disarmament, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Statistics, Tourism
Institute : Design Design, Fine Arts
Institute : Technology Technology
Unit : Transport Research Social Sciences, Transport and Communications

General information

Alternative names UmU
Umeå University
Umeå universitet
Founded 1965
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address Umeå, SE-901 87
City population 92,000

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