Umea University: Statistics



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#306 of 14,131 In the World
#116 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 39 In Sweden
#51 of 1,135 For Occupational Therapy
Top100 For 9 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Umea University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

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)

Research profile

Umea University is a world-class research university with 64,396 scientific papers published and 2,205,751 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Genetics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Biochemistry, Computer Science, and Physics.


Umea University majors

by publication & citation count

43,302 / 1,718,495
39,309 / 1,454,599
31,054 / 1,262,088
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,971 / 842,225
24,744 / 1,060,213
Environmental Science
23,349 / 807,585
22,995 / 778,019
22,517 / 979,221
Computer Science
21,934 / 746,690
21,193 / 682,600
20,829 / 828,062
19,594 / 640,407
15,758 / 505,799
14,636 / 485,449
Organic Chemistry
14,459 / 568,857
13,061 / 496,486
12,448 / 446,358
Quantum and Particle physics
12,351 / 359,902
Political Science
12,300 / 291,748
11,844 / 436,805
11,601 / 284,644
11,598 / 425,313
10,956 / 291,751
10,759 / 427,284
Geography and Cartography
10,758 / 310,361
9,837 / 384,157
Public Health
9,650 / 369,955
9,065 / 351,929
8,472 / 334,852
Materials Science
8,382 / 271,015
8,039 / 299,892
7,998 / 190,327
7,471 / 168,401
6,906 / 180,170
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
6,450 / 214,787
6,240 / 171,074
Optical Engineering
6,131 / 200,758
Anatomy and Physiology
5,857 / 215,208
5,845 / 239,751
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,795 / 152,954

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 623 8573
1992 691 9867
1993 659 9759
1994 695 11141
1995 785 11994
1996 821 12750
1997 842 14142
1998 962 16103
1999 928 17441
2000 1062 20410
2001 1057 23151
2002 1097 25623
2003 1183 30141
2004 1162 33738
2005 1284 37789
2006 1411 44298
2007 1531 49732
2008 1523 53684
2009 1812 60480
2010 1796 64747
2011 1963 71386
2012 2142 80489
2013 2227 87477
2014 2466 95578
2015 2568 102324
2016 2655 103969
2017 2707 107175
2018 2701 116141
2019 2792 129302
2020 3092 148986
2021 3135 165391
2022 2971 167241
2023 3049 163814
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 67)

    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 76)
    association football managerassociation football player

    Lars Edvin "Lasse" Lagerbäck is a Swedish football manager and former player.

  3. Amanda Lind

    Amanda Lind
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1980-.. (age 44)
    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 47)

    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 44 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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