WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Please note, that due to Covid-19, the Department of Education has decided that this course will be delivered online instead of on campus. We hope that you still want to participate. Please read this letter carefully, as it will provide important and useful information for you to start the course. We hope that you will enjoy your period of studies with us, and thank you for your understanding regarding the changes!
This course uses online course registration. You register by entering the Student Web (see instructions below). Important! Registration must be made within the period 24 August - 1 September 2020.
It is very important that you register during these dates. If you have not registered before the deadline you may loose your seat on the course. After the registration window has closed vacant seats are offered to students on waiting lists.
Register here: Course registration through the Student Web
If you encounter issues with your registration, or if you are admitted with conditions, you need to contact your study counsellor. Important: all students fees must be cleared before you can register.Close
This course will be delivered online through an online learning platform. In this course, you will conduct studies both by yourself and as part of a group. You, with assistance of the course coordinator, literature, online lectures and discussions will complete your assignments. Much within the course is created around the participants' activities where all students' previous experiences and questions are equally important.
Communication between students and teachers will take place through the online learning platform. The online course platform also provides you with course information, additional literature and support in terms of resources, such as pre-recorded online lectures and discussion boardsClose
Online course platform
You can access the online course platform with your Umu-Id four weeks before the course starts. You must log in before 31 August 2020, 23.55 pm (CET). After that date it is no longer possible to access the platform without approval from the department.
If you have any questions regarding the course, please use the contact field at the end of this page.
If you have trouple signing into your online course platform please contact our IT-administrators:
Important! Replies from staff during the summer holidays may be delayed. Turn to Infocenter with your questions during the period mid June - mid August 2020.Close
Checklist for admitted students
Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.Close
The Student web
The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.Close
Recommended arrival times
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.
If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.Close
Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).Close
Activate your user account
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)
For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.
Help! It's not working
If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.
Get your UmU card
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.Close
Join a student union
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.Close
Access to Microsoft Office 365
Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id.
Information due to COVID-19
Since 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society in Sweden. From Autumn semester 2022, no COVID-related measures will be in place at Umeå University.
Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.