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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** 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.
|MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):||Open to all Majors||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Area(s) of Study:||Scandinavian Studies, Swedish Culture, Swedish Language||Required Class Status:||2nd Year|
|Number of Credits:||15||Exchange Program:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Intent of Program:||Study at a college or university|
|Program Length:||Semester or Year||Application(s) Required:||Exchange application, Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site)|
|Accommodation Options:||Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay||Program sponsorship indicator:||Mankato Program|
All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. MSU students must enroll in 30 ECTS credits (equal to 15 at MSU) while in Sweden.
All courses and syllabi for Umeå University are available on the university's website. For further information and advice about courses, consult the MSU International Center (CSU250).
MSU Exchange Students should expect to take one or two language classes and two or three courses taught in English. No previous foreign language experience in Swedish is required. Elementary Swedish (SCAN111) and Intermediate Swedish (SCAN 295) are offered at MSU each semester.
Umeå is a clean and green city in Northern Europe, where people and businesses respect the beautiful northern landscape and really care about protecting the environment.
The city's green credentials are underlined by the fact Umeå is known as the "City of Birches." Almost 3000 birch trees were planted along the city's wide avenues following a devastating fire that destroyed large parts of the city back in 1888.
As one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden, Umeå successfully manages to balance its environmental commitments with its trade and industry ambitions, attracting some of the world's most creative and enterprising businesses to the region. The city has tremendous IT know-how and IT and communications industries are particularly well established here.
Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, we are alive with enthusiasm, creativity and fresh ideas.
We constantly strive towards being one of Scandinavia and Europe's best environments for education, research and community engagement that meets the challenges of an ever-increasing global society.
The Academic Calendar at Umeå University is divided into two terms (semesters). The Autumn Term begins during the beginning of September and ends in the middle of January. The Spring Term begins in the middle of January and ends during the early part of June. There are also summer courses offered during the months of June, July and August.
Umeå University offers student halls of residence close to the university. For more information, see the website.