Application to our Master's Programme in Fine Arts

- opens 21 January 2022

The application is carried out in two steps

STEP 1: Apply to the programme at

STEP 2: Upload work samples at our online portal (find the link further down under the STEP 2 headline)

After deadline selected applicants are called for an interview. Among these approximately 15 are admitted to each programme. The number can vary slightly from year to year depending on availability of study places. Selection takes place on the basis of submitted work samples and interviews.


STEP 1: Apply to the programme at

If it is the first time that you apply at you need to start by creating a user account. If you apply to more than one programme in the same application round  remember to rank your selections so that the programme you have set at the top of your application is the one you would most like to study.

In order to be eligible you must, in adition to an approved project description, approved work samples and an approved interview, hold a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or equivalent. If you have not obtained your degree before the last day to complete your application, you need to be able to present your diploma as the term starts would you be admitted in order to be registered on the programme.  

Recognition of prior learning
If you are not qualified due to having studied a deviant degree at BA level, which does not correspond to Fine Arts, whereas you have artistic experience that you can show proof of that we might consider to be equivalent with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, then you have the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior learning. If your application is approed you can be considered eligible despite the fact you don't meet the formal entry requirements. This can be done by referring to your accumulated competence if you document it completely and clearly. In the application you must describe in what way you have acquired knowledge and proficiency that gives you the ability to pursue your studies. Read more about prior learning and exemptions. Would you have any questions regarding the application process you are wlecome to contact one of the study counsellors at Umeå Unviersity

Language of instruction: English
The language of instruction in our master's programme is English. In order to be eligible you must demonstrate that you meet the English requirements.The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. Anyone who achieves the required score on an internationally recognised English test will meet the English requirement. Completed upper secondary and university studies in some countries can also fulfill the English requirement.

STEP 2: Upload work samples

 After you have applied at it is time to upload your work samples. You need to upload between 5 to 10 work samples and it is possible to add 5 files per work sample. Description of the works is desirable. File formats that are doable are AVI, MOV, MPG4 for movies, JPEG for pictures and WAV, AAC, AC3 and AIFF for audio. Keep in mind that large files can take time to upload. Video works may not exceed 2 GB in size and images cannot be any larger than 5 MB. As long as you stick to the allowed file formats and sizes you can choose freely what typeof work samples you want to apply with.

Application portal Master's Programme in Fine Arts



21 January (at 13:00): The application opens and a link for submitting your work samples will be availabvle on this page

1 March (at 23:59): Deadline for applying (both at and for uploading your work samples to us)

7 March: Last day for supporting academic documents to be uploaded at and for fee required applicants to pay their fees. Read more about fees, scholarships and residence permits

Week 12-13: Selected applicants are called for an interview

Week 14-15: Admission interviews take place

16 May: Notification of selection results is published at

Contact us

If you have questions concerning your application don't hesitate to contact us at