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Exchange studies

Hej future exchange students! We are happy that you are interested in spending your exchange period at Umeå University. We hope the information we give on these pages will be helpful as you embark on this new and exciting journey.

Who can become an exchange student?

To come to Umeå University as an exchange student your home university must have signed a formal exchange agreement with Umeå University. Contact the coordinator at your home university to find out if such an agreement exists and if you can be nominated as an exchange student.

How to be nominated

The coordinator at your home university has to nominate you for exchange studies at Umeå University by filling out an online form. The link to the form is not published online, it is sent by e-mail to your coordinator.

How to apply

Once your home university has submitted the nomination you will receive application instructions and a link to the web page where you apply for courses.

Important dates

Nomination deadline

In the event of the dates below occuring on a weekend/holiday, the deadlines are postponed to the nearest weekday.

Autumn term: 1 April (In 2017, the deadline is moved to 3 April).
Spring term: 1 October

Application deadline

Autumn term: 15 April (In 2017, the deadline is moved to 18 April).
Spring term: 15 October

Please note: only students under formal exchange agreements have these application deadlines.