WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome! Here you will find important and useful information. Please read it carefully by clicking on each heading.This course runs 2 May - 5 June 2022. The course runs on Campus and on fulltime. Enjoy your studies with us!
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 Student Web (see instructions below). IMPORTANT! Registration must be made within the period 25 April 2022 and 3 May 2022.
It is very important that you register during these dates. If you have not registered before 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 Student Web
If you encounter issues with the registration, or if you are admitted with conditions, you need to contact your study counsellor.Close
The course may not have a traditional schedule but a Study Guide instead. Please visit your online platform, https://www.canvas.umu.se/, for more information. If you have a schedule it will be available under "My Page" in the Student portal four (4) weeks before the course starts (requires Umu-Id and password). You can also use the link above to search for your schedule by term, course code and application code.
You will conduct studies both by yourself and as part of a group. You, with assistance of the course coordinator, literature, online 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 classrom and through the online learning platform. It is important to access the platform in the start of the course. The online course platform provides you with course information, additional literature and support in terms of resources and sometimes pre-recorded online lectures.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 2 May 2022, 23.55 pm (CET). After that date it is no longer possible to access the platform without approval from the department.
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.