Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 8 April 2020)
Congratulations! It is with great pleasure to inform that you have been admitted to the Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design at Umeå University. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå.
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
You need to be registered for the courses in the study documentation system to be able to follow the courses and to get your results recorded during the course. Online registration is open between August 26 and September 2. If you do not register by September 2 at the latest, you risk losing your place (seat) at the programme.
To be able to sign in at the student website and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.Close
Time: 09:30 AM
The academic year at Umeå School of Architecture starts off with an introduction meeting where you will meet the other students and staff. We will meet in the theatre at the School of Architecture at 09.30 AM on September 2.
A schedule for the first weeks of the term will be published on our website four weeks before the start of the semester.
If you are unable to attend the introduction meeting, please notify us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are pleased that you have decided to study at Umeå School of Architecture (UMA). We hope that you will find that you have made the right choice to gain skills for your future life. We also hope that you will enjoy your time and studies here at Umeå University!
The school is characterised by a vision to work on both local and global contexts. We are located in the north of Sweden, in a rural and relatively sparsely populated region, in a time of extensive globalisation. Our teachers come from within the region as well as from other parts of the world, something that open possibilities for a broad and diverse perspective.
Our aim is to educate future architects that can work for social change, towards a sustainable society, departing from an ethical approach to the profession. We want to educate architects that in their profession are characterized by a social responsibility towards the world they operate in.
Umeå School of Architecture was founded in 2009 and presently has about 250 students in first and second-cycle courses. We are a part of Umeå Arts Campus, a creative environment for research, education and events within architecture, art and design.Close
The term starts off with a joint workshop for all students and teachers at the School of Architecture. You will work in teams together with students from different years. Each year we explore a current issue relating to aspects of sustainability and the local context.
The workshop is an important part of the school's collaboration with other institutions and the surrounding community. It is also a good opportunity for new students to get to know the school and the city. This year's theme, groups and assignment will be presented on the first day of the term.Close
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
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.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 before the start of each term.Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start 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 term start.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
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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.
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
At the Welcome Fair, we present what the University and Umeå has to offer new students in order to give you the best possible start to your studies with us.
However, considering the current situation with the new coronavirus and the insecurities regarding social gatherings and event, we cannot be certain that the Welcome Fair will take place as usual. Naturally, we keep ourselves updated on the developments. Nevertheless, we can make you one promise: we will do everything we can to make you feel welcome at Umeå University.
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
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.Close