Master's Programme in Human Geography with specialisation in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Congratulations! It is with great pleasure to inform that you have been admitted to the Master's Programme in Human Geography with specialisation in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at Umeå University. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read through 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.
To be registered to the program you must participate at the first lecture. It´s important to notify coursemanager or administrator if you cant show up at start otherwise maybe you loose your place. It´s not possible to start the program later than September 4th 2023.
Applications for residence permits are processed by the Swedish Migration Agency, NOT the University. The residence permit application is your responsibility (student).
The first course on the programme is Geodatabase Design, 7.5 ECTS. On the course homesite you will find schedule one month before start at the latest.
Geographical information systems (GIS), used for managing geographic data, map-making and spatial analysis, has increased in importance in recent years. GIS knowledge is in demand on many parts of the labour market. The Master's Programme in Human Geography with specialisation in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is suitable for social science and other students, as well as gainfully employed, who want to further develop their GIS knowledge.
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.
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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).
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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.
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