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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Anna Ochs Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
Program Type: MnSU Exchange Program Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Education Abroad Program Length: Semester or Year
Program Description:

Please contact one of the following Center for Global Engagement (CGE) advisors or stop by our office in Morris Hall 002!

Anna Ochs: or 507-389-6669
Erica Johnson: or 507-389-6724
NOTE: The Umeå University academic calendar may not align with the Minnesota State Mankato academic calendar. Please check the term dates carefully so that you ensure your participation abroad does not overlap with Minnesota State Mankato semester dates.
  • Umeå University has four faculties: arts, medicine, social sciences, and science and technology. The schools and institutes at Umeå offer depth and distinction, and coordinate education and research to promote greater competitiveness within their respective field.
  • Umeå is renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments, including its large 'American style' main campus and contemporary Arts Campus by the riverside.
  • Umeå offers over 40 undergraduate and Master’s degree programs and over 450 courses with instruction language entirely in English in a wide range of academic fields, including science and technology, the social sciences, business, health and medicine, and the arts. In total, the University provides 150 study programs and 1,800 courses.
  • Umeå University has been ranked among the world's top young universities and its Umeå Institute of Design regularly places among the global elite.
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  • Sweden is located so far north in Europe that the Arctic Circle slices through its northern most province, Lapland. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, Sweden is not an arctic country. Umeå has four distinct seasons which means there is something for everyone!
  • Umeå is not only the largest city in northern Sweden, but also one of the country's fastest growing cities. It is a vibrant city with a young population that encourages free-thinking and open-mindedness.
  • Umeå is the trendiest shopping city in the north. The main shopping area is right in the heart of the city. You will find colorful shops offering everything from interior and special design to handicrafts and fashion...and of course, Ikea!
  • You will find lots of culinary offerings and a love for local ingredients. Don't forget to try the meatballs with lingonberry jam!
  • Some important things to remember about Swedish culture:
    • Never jump ahead if you see a line! The Swedes love to take a number and wait patiently in a well formed line.
    • Fika time! It is a nationally adopted routine of having coffee breaks during the day, taking time to visit and have coffee with a small treat, this is known as a fika!
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Updated: 1/10/2024 AM