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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 22 February 2021)



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How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    When you have acknowledged your place at universityadmissions, you must still register for the course in order to take it. On this course, the registration is done in the student portal "Portalen" when the course starts. You will be able to register in Portalen between the dates 2018-08-29 and 2018-09-09. If you have not registered yourself in the portal before 2017-09-09, you will lose your place on the course.

    In order for you to be able to register on the course, you must first activate your user account (UmU-account).

  • 3. Course start


    Time: 10:00

    Location: MC333


About the course

  • Programme/course information

    Course outline

    Information about the course can be found via the link "For current students in the course". Via that link you will find information regarding the teachers on the course, the schedule, and other useful stuff.

    If the course is given in the learning space Cambro, parts of the information might be hidden until you have registered on the course. Contact us or the course repsonsible teacher if you have questions regarding the course!

    You reach the material in Cambro via the link

    Computer account at the department of Computing Science.

    All students taking a course at Umeå University are given a so-called UmU-ID and an email account with the address This email address is your primary address. You can change this address through the "Portalen". Students that takes net-based courses or courses that are given in Cambro are believed to use the UmU-address.

    As a student at the department of Computing Science, you also get a user at the department and an email address linked to it. Teachers on campus-courses or courses not using Cambro, send all their information to this address. If you want to e-mails to go to a different address instead, do the following:

    Go to the website .Click on the link named "Mail forwarding" and log in with your cs-username and password.On that page there is a heading "Mail forwarding" and a text box. Enter the email address that you normally read your mail from there. (You can enter multiple addresses if you wish.)Click the "Save Settings" and you're done.

    More questions?

    If you have more questions after reading this information, you can contact the students office at the department of Computing Science. You can reach them by e-mail to or visit them in roomC420, 4th floor in the MIT-building. You can also contact the study counsellor or you programme director.


New at Umeå University

  • Information due to COVID-19

    We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to Umeå University, and look forward to seeing you! It has been an unusual autumn, and although much is starting to return back to normal, not everything will be like it used to be this semester. It is still just as important that we keep distance from each other, and moreover, education that is held on campus can be affected in different ways. For example, some parts of the teaching can take place online so that we do not all gather on campus at the same time.

    The best way to stay updated on what is going on and how your studies may be affected is on the Student web. You will also find advice, tips and tools for studying and collaborating remotely. The pages are constantly updated as soon as new rules or recommendations are added.

    Find out more

  • 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.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. 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.

  • Orientation

    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 term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this term.

  • Activate your user account

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    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 learn more about 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.

  • 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:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

  • The website for current students

    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, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.

    Student life begins here


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