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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 learn 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. More information about the nomination proceudre can be found at:
For partner universities

How to apply

When 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

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

Nomination deadline

Spring term: 1 October

Autumn term: 1 April

Application deadline

Spring Term: 15 October

Autumn term: 15 April

Overview of the nomination and application procedure

  1. Your coordinator nominates you in our online nomination system, Solemove, before the nominaton deadline.
  2. You receive an e-mail from Solemove with instructions on how to complete the nomination information in Solemove.
  3. Once you have completed the nomination information, you receive another e-mail from Solemove with instructions on how to apply for courses.
  4. A Notification of Selection Results (admission result) is published at the end of May for autumn semester applicants, and at the end of November  for spring semester applicants.

Study with a disability

We offer different kinds of individual support if you have a disability.

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