WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome to the course! On this page you will find important and useful information, please read it carefully. Please note that this course is in English. If you have questions regarding the course, please use the contact form below. We hope that you will enjoy your period of studies with us at the department of Education and Umeå University!
Have you been admitted to a course or programme, but do not wish to keep your place? Then you should decline your offer by logging in to your account at Universityadmissions.se. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list.
If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.Close
This course uses online course registration. You register by entering the Portalen (see instructions below). IMPORTANT! Registration must be made within the period 23 April to 30 April 2018.
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.
For instructions please read:
Course registration through the Portalen
If you encounter issues with the registration, or if you are admitted with conditions, you need to contact your study counsellor.
This course is a Campus course at the University Campus. In this course, you will conduct studies both by yourself and as part of a group. You, with assistance of the course coordinator, literature, lectures and seminars 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 mainly in the classroom but also through the online learning platform. All our courses have an online course platform and it provides you with course information, additional literature and support in terms of resources, such as pre-recorded online lectures and discussion boards.Close
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 the 30 April 2018, 23.55 pm (CET). After that date it is no longer possible to access the platform without approval from the department.
Find your lecture hall by entering the name of the hall in this interactive map
Important! Replies from staff during the dates 22 December 2017 - 9 January 2018 may be delayed due to holiday season. Please turn to Infocenter with your questions during that time period.Close
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term (preferably prior to the Orientation Course). If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office 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, etc.Close
We strongly recommend that you take part in the Orientation Course, which is open for all international students. The Orientation Course will give you the opportunity to get acquainted with Umeå and Umeå University. It is also a great chance to make friends with other international students. The schedule for the coming term will be available on the site below one month before the beginning of the term. There may be last minute changes to the schedule, so you should check for updates before you leave home or when you get to Umeå.Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start 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 term start.
I want to activate my user account (Umu-id)
For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about 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.
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
About one week after you have activated your user account, you will receive an e-mail about how to apply for the UmU card. It will be send to your student e-mail account (firstname.lastname@example.org), so remember to test logging in to confirm that it works.
I want learn more about the UmU Card
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
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 Cambro and Moodle learning platforms, and to Portalen (where you will find personal services such as your student e-mail, University Library services and where you can create study certificates, apply for a degree and change your temporary address). You can also sign in directly to your student e-mail account from here.