WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome to the course Master course in philosophy! You have been admitted to the course, but before you can begin your studies there are a few things you are required to do first, see instructions below. If you have any questions regarding your course, you are most welcome to contact us. You will find our contact information below. We wish you a warm welcome to the course and hope that you will enjoy your studies at Umeå University.
You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.
If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.
If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.
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
In order to begin your studies at the course, you need to register for it in the student webb. You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system to be able to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course.
To be able to sign in to the student webb and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id user account (see heading "New at Umeå University" below for more information).
Online registration in the student webb is open from Monday the week before the course begins until Sunday the same week the course starts. (See information under heading "Course start" below). It is important that you sign in to the student webb and register during that time period, or otherwise you risk losing your place (seat) at the course/programme.
Note that if you have been "conditionally" admitted, we will check if your application meets the course requirements. About a week before the course starts you will be contacted through email if you lack required knowledge. If not, you will be able to register in line with the procedure described above.
You will gain access to the online learning platform Canvas one day after you have registered for the course. To access the student webb visit the adress https://www.umu.se/en/student/
If you do not want to register for the course, you do not need to contact us directly. Instead, please be sure to decline your offer at Universityadmissions.se This notifies the university that you will not be attending and makes the place available to another applicant.
Note! Please follow the link Schedule for course start where you will find more useful information prior to the start of the course. The schedule might not be available until a month before the course begin.
You will gain access to the online learning platform Canvas within a couple of days after you have registered for the course.
The course is a campus course but important information will be available in the learning platform Canvas.Close
Questions concerning registration:
Study Administrator for your subject: https://www.umu.se/en/student/historical-philosophical-and-religious-studies/whom-should-i-ask/
Questions concerning student counselling:
Study Advisor for your subject:
Questions concerning student user accounts (Umu-id), such as lost password:
ITS Support: https://www.servicedesk.its.umu.se/
Phone: +46 90-7866300
Technical issues concering the learning platform Cambro:
Computer Technician Fredrik Lindborg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +46 90-7865170 (between 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM)
Questions concerning literature and course content:
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.