If you have been nominated by your coordinator you should have received the link to the application and detailed instructions to your e-mail. On this page you will find general information that will guide you in the application process.

Please consider the following before choosing courses: 

First of all, find the appropriate courses in our online course catalogue.

Apply for 30 ECTS to be a full-time student

To be considered a full-time student at Umeå University, you need to study 30.0 ECTS per term. Most courses available are 7.5, 15.0 or 30.0 ECTS. If you require a residence permit you must be admitted to full-time studies. You can apply for a maximum of eight courses. You can be admitted to a maximum of 45 ECTS per term. How you prioritise your courses is important. The courses should be listed in order of preference. If you are admitted to 45 ECTS the exceeding courses will be dropped.

Make sure your courses do not clash!

Before you choose courses, carefully check which week each course starts and how long the course is running. According to the Swedish study system full-time courses (100% tempo) are taken one at a time rather than parallel. You will find more information about the study duration on the course web page.

Check the course requirements

Consider the eligibility requirements of the courses before choosing. You will not be admitted to courses you are not eligible for. You will find the required knowledge on the course web page.

Make sure your home University approves of your choice of courses.

Make sure to check with your home university if they approve of your choice of courses so you do not have any trouble when you are going to transfer your credits.

How to apply for housing

Umeå University offers accommodation for exchange students through the International Housing Office.  When your coordinator at your home university fills out the nomination form, he/she is also required to indicate whether or not you need housing for your stay at Umeå University.

Page Editor: Sandra Åström

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