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Industrial Design, Interaction, term 2

Welcome as an exchange student at Umeå Institute of Design (UID)

How to start

  • 1. Your offer

    You have been admitted for studies at Umeå University and you do not have to confirm your offer to keep your place.

    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 you want to decline.

    If you see "Reserve" next to your course in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course.

    Support for students with disabilities

    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.

  • 2. Course registration

    The course registration will be done by administrator as soon as Programme director or teacher have reported that you have started your studies.

  • 3. Course start

    Monday 16 January 2023

    Time: 08.30

    We are still working on the schedule. It will be preliminary up until course start.

    Note: You will start the first day January 16 at 08.30 with a short meeting with Programme director and International contact person, before the course starts.


About the course

  • Programme/course information

    First day January 16:
    8.30-09.00 All new exchange students will meet Programme directors and International contact person. Place: Red room.
    09.00 Course starts. You will get information about the course from the Programme director or teacher.
    15.00-16.00 Introduction for all new exchange students: Practical information, work environment and more.

    You will take the same courses as the programme students do at the second term of the programme. Name of the class is: IxD1

  • Contact and practical information

    If you have questions about the exchange studies, please contact:
    International contact person: Linda Bogren

    Questions about the course package, please contact: Programme Director, Cindy Kohtala

    You will receive additional information from central departments at Umeå University. If you have questions regarding this information, please address them to the department in question.
    You can always get in contact with departments at Umeå University through Infocenter.

    Practical Information:

    Equipment needed
    It can be good that you make sure you will have access to a computer from your home in case we get restrictions due to COVID. Preferably a computer with camera and microphone. The school will provide you with the necessary software. 
    Note that you need to activate your Umu-id to get access to software. Se information below under “New at Umeå University”.

    You will have access to all doors to UID using your UmU-card when you are registered on the course. Information about how to get the Umu-card can be found under “New at Umeå University”.

    General information: Wozzop
    Every Monday at 10.15, there is a weekly information session, for the spring term this is on Zoom. If you want to bring something up during the live Wozzop information, you can come there and talk about it or contact your course responsible or director of studies so they can raise the issue for you.

    Wednesday lectures
    On Wednesday afternoons there are often open lectures by invited guests, usually at 3-4 pm and welcome to participate!

    There is a restaurant, Hansson & Hammar, at the Arts Campus.
    Vending machines (with sweets) are found on the workshop floor, and the student kitchen can be used for heating a lunch box. There is no cutlery or tableware, so you need to bring your own. To use the coffee machines at UID, you need to bring your own coffee mug and payment is done through credit card.

    Ställverket & Social activities
    The UID section of the student union is called Ställverket. Through Ställverket you can engage in different kinds of activities such as social events and different development groups.


New at Umeå University

  • 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

  • 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.

    Student life begins here

  • 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.

  • 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 semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this semester.

  • 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:

    • 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 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:

    • 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 and Health 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!

  • 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. 

    Learn more about Office 365 and how to install it on your computer



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