You have been admitted to the Master’s programme in Ecology. I am Johan Olofsson, programme coordinator. I am sure we will have two exciting years together. Umeå University offers a broad selection of courses in ecology and internationally competitive research in the field. I am convinced that our programme will give you opportunity to develop the professional skills needed and acquiring new exciting knowledge. You will meet me during the first course and can contact me with any questions
Firstly, I wish to remind you if you have not already done so to reply to your Notification of Selection Results at universityadmissions.se, so that you won’t lose your place (seat) at the course/programme. If you have questions regarding your programme, you are most welcome to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the study counselor (email@example.com). You will find our contact information at the end of this letter. We wish you a warm welcome to the programme and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!
The programme starts off with introduction. If you are unable to attend during the registration and introduction, you need to contact the course/programme coordinator/study counselor in advance. You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to follow the course and to get your results registered during the course. We have self-registration of our courses, and if you are registered on the programme courses you will automatically also be registered for the programme. The registration opens 1 week before the course starts. For instructions see the following link:
Since the registration only opens one week before the start of the programme, it is really great if you let me know whether you are planning to choose Forest Ecology or Aquatic Ecosystems, on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both courses start August 31 2020, and have a common introduction to the progamme. Details and halls are given in the course schedule for Forest Ecology and Aquatic Ecosystems.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Since 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society in Sweden. From Autumn semester 2022, no COVID-related measures will be in place at Umeå University.
Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.