Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design, 120
Programme Starts: Autumn Term 2021
Type of studies: 100%, Daytime
Study location: Umeå
Eligibility: A Bachelor´s degree of at least
180 ECTS with a main field of study in Architecture and submitted
work samples/portfolio. English language proficiency equivalent to (the
Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.
Selection: Selection among qualified
applicants is based upon submitted portfolio. Application is made
in two steps. Step 1: through the national online application service
universityadmissions.se Step 2: Portfolio sent to Umeå School of
Architecture. More information about portfolio submission
International admission round
Application code: UMU-M5032
Number of places: 30
Application: The first admission round is
open between October 16 and January 15. To apply, visit www.universityadmissions.se
Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens
Application code: UMU-05032
Number of places: 30
Application: The online application
opens March 15 2021. Apply at universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is April 15, 2021.
First or second admission round?
All international students are highly encouraged to apply
during the First (main) admission round. This round
takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives
students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for
and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing,
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from
EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA
students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their
permit before the start of the semester.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the
European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to
pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå
Details about tuition, fees and funding
Submission of work samples is required when applying to
our Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design.
Your portfolio should contain a selection of projects that
display and communicate your capabilities and skills in
architecture. It should show your working process, how you develop
your ideas, as well as your ability to reflect critically about
your work and its social, political and ethical dimensions.
Include a short description of the context in which each work
has been produced (e.g. assignment, requirements, prerequisites,
Your portfolio must be submitted digitally as one (1) document
in PDF format.
The file size may not exceed 10 Mb.
Your full name, e-mail address and application number must be
stated on the first page of your portfolio.
Indicate if the work has been produced independently or in
Specify if some of the work has been produced during an
internship or while working as a professional.
Make sure to strictly follow the requirements above otherwise
your application will be marked as ineligible.
Do not send a hard copy of your portfolio by regular post. It
will neither be assessed nor approved.
Submission of portfolio
Your digital portfolio must be sent by email directly to Umeå
School of Architecture (not to University Admissions in
Portfolios must be submitted no later than the deadline for
receipt of application fee/document you're not required to pay the
fee. For applications to the fall term 2021 these dates
are February 1 for the first admission
round and May 3 for the second admission
round. See key dates and deadlines at the University Admissions
The portfolio e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.