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Master's Programme in Economics

You have been admitted to the Master's Programme in Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, please read it carefully. If you have any questions concerning the programme, you can always contact your study advisor ( We would like to wish you a warm welcome to the programme and we hope that you will enjoy your studies here in Umeå!

How to start

  • 1. Your offer

    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, 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.

    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. Register on the programme

    Registration takes place at campus when the semester starts at the end of August 2021. Physical registration is required and you will be informed about how this is to take place during the first week and by attending the first lecture of the first course.

  • 3. Programme start

    30th of August

    Time: On Campus as per schedule

    Location: On Campus as per schedule

    The autumn semester starts with lectures and a welcome meeting on the 30th of August

    The schedule for the first module, Mathematical Economics I D7 7.5 credits, will be published no later than the 9th of August at the website mentioned above. It is also by attending the scheduled lectures that registration will take place. The classes this coming term are intended to be Campus based, and the first course is planned to be on Campus.

    Recommended arrival time

    You are recommended to arrive at least one week before lectures starts so that you can participate in all the introductory activities.

    The International Office at Umeå University will arrange an Orientation Course for international students starting 25th of August.
    It is recommended that all international students attend it.
    The schedule for that will be found here.

    The first lecture starts with a welcome meeting. We will go through some useful practical information for about an hour. The other hour you will have an ordinary lecture.  The first lecture will take place on Monday  the 30th of August at 10.00-12.00 in Hörsal G.  (See schedule)

    Late arrival

    You are recommended to arrive one week early before the start of lectures but at the very last you may arrive one week late, before 4.30 p.m. Monday the 6th of September.

    If you arrive later you will no longer have a seat at the program and will have to return home. If you fear that you will face some delay keep in touch with your Study Advisor (


About the programme

  • Programme/course information

    For more information about the Master's program in Economics, please see the program web page and the program syllabus.

    We have gathered all information that you will need during your time here at USBE on our website (USBE=Umeå School of Business and Economics).

    During the first semester of the programme you will study four 7,5 credit courses. Mathematical Economics I D7Econometrics I D12Microeconomics Analysis I D25Microeconomic Analysis II D26

    The Business Student section of The Student Union called HHUS, will arrange a welcome and team building activity for all newly admitted students at both undergraduate and master programmes. Further information concerning this activity will be posted on their webpage in June HHUS.

    We will start a facebook group for all newly admitted students to this program. An e-mail with a link to the group will be sent out shortly. If you have not received it and wish to join the group contact the study advisor ( (The e-mail can also have ended up in your junk mail).

    If you have any questions, you are welcome to the study advisor in economics by filling in the contact form below.


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


  • Information due to COVID-19

    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.

    COVID-19 and the latest news for new students


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