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



Welcome! You have been admitted to the course Master's Thesis in Political Science (1 year) at the Department of Political Science. Here you will find important information about what you need to do to start the course. You will also find some more information about the course, the university and life as a student in Umeå. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us using the contact form. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    Online registration in Portalen

    When you have accepted your place, you need to register for the course. You register for this course online in Portalen. Registration should be done from the 24th of August until the 29th of August 2017.

    Please note that if you haven't registered online in Portalen at the latest when the course starts, you will lose your place at the course.

    To be able to register for the course you first need to activate your user account (Umu-id).

    I want to activate my user account.

    I have an activated user account and want to register for the course.

    I have an activated user account but have forgotten my password.

    Are you not going to take this course? Please decline your place at as soon as possible, even if you are at the waiting list.

  • 3. Course start

    The 29th of August

    Time: 13.15-15.00

    Location: S306

    Course start and introduction

    NB! All thesis students are asked to attend the course introduction! There will be no further introduction.

    The course will begin with an introduction, where we present important information about the course and the studies. Please let us know in advance if you are not able to take part in the introduction, using the contact form. If you don't take part in the introduction and don't register for the course in Portalen, you will lose your place.

    At the introduction we will present the course set-up, the schedule, learning outcomes and general information about studying at the Department of Political Science.


About the course

  • Course information

    The purpose of the course is to develop the student's ability to conduct an independent scientific thesis work. The student should in connection to this gain further knowledge in one or several research areas within political science.

    The instruction is conducted through seminars and individual supervision. Supervision is given during the first semester the student is taking the course.

    Questions concerning entry requirements, admission and how the course will fit in a degree is directed to the Study Advisor. Contact through the form below.

  • Learning platform Cambro

    For this course we use the learning platform Cambro. There you will find all you need, for example the schedule, instructions for seminars, a list of course participants, and notices from the teacher. This is also where you hand in your own work.

    To be able to log into Cambro you need an activated user account (Umu-id).

    Log into Cambro

    You find the course on top of the page. If you don't see the course there, contact us using the contact form.

    Please note that you can't register for the course in Cambro. You need to register in Portalen as described above.


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


Contact us

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