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Master's Programme in Transportation Design

Congratulations! It is with great pleasure we welcome you to the MFA Programme in Transportation Design.

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 will be done by the study administrator when we meet you at the first day of the fall term, 29 August.

  • 3. Programme start

    The schedule will be published in mid-August. Note that the schedule is preliminary until programme start.


About the programme

  • Programme/course information

    The programme will start with course registration and a joint introduction day for all Umeå Institute of Design (UID) students on August 29 2022, at 9.00 o'clock a.m at UID.

    We will provide you with important information about the school and the programme. You will also have the opportunity to get to know your fellow programme students.

    Note that Umeå Institute of Design (UID) is located at the Umeå Arts Campus.

    The teaching is planned to be conducted on-campus. Students are expected to bring their own computers, preferably a computer with a webcam and an adequate internet connection for video conferencing.

    Durations of terms

    Year 1:
    Autumn term starts on August 29, 2022 and ends on January 15, 2023.
    Spring term starts on January 16, 2023 and ends on June 4, 2023.

    Year 2:
    Autumn term starts on August 28, 2023 and ends on January 14, 2024.
    Spring term starts on January 15, 2024 and ends on June 2, 2024.

    More information at New at UID

  • Please confirm your acceptance

    You do not have to reply to the offer to attend the programme at University Admissions but we at UID still want you to confirm your acceptance to as soon as possible - but no later than May 31, 2022.

    Also make sure to check all the required documents and materials outlined on the University Admission page (conditionals) and their deadlines, so that you know if you need to submit or bring academic documents before your arrival.

    If you decide not to attend the programme, please make sure to decline your offer. You can do this at Log in to your account, go to "Applications" and follow the instructions.

    It´s important to decline your offer as soon as you know that you will not be attending. This makes the place available for students on the waiting list.

  • Contact information

    You are most welcome to contact us if you have any questions regarding the programme.

    Programme director
    Jonas Sandström

    Coordinator for education
    Birgitta Sundberg

    You might receive additional information from central departments at Umeå University. If you have any question regarding the information, please address them to the department, which sent the information.

    You can always get in contact with all departments at Umeå University through InfoCenter.


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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