Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 21 October 2020)

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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 just before the start of each term.

Film: Swedish Study System
Swedish Study System
Film: University Library
University Library
Film: The Student Health Services
The Student Health Services
Film: IT Services
IT Services
Film: Umeå University Chaplaincy
Umeå University Chaplaincy
Film: Buddy Programme
Buddy Programme

The Orientation consists of a series of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become acquainted with life in Umeå and studies at our university. It also offers a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. We strongly recommend that you arrive in time for the Orientation.

The Orientation during COVID-19

Under current circumstances the Orientation for international students won’t be carried out as usual, in order to follow the guidelines on social distancing. With that said, we still have prepared the Orientation for you to get all the answers and support you need as a new international student at Umeå University and get to know new people.

This year's Orientation consists of three parts:

  • a series of short films at this website (you can watch them whenever you like)
  • a series of digital events (in Zoom) to better get an understanding of your coming student life at Umeå University and how things work here.
  • social activities in small groups, organised by the Buddy Programme.

You can find more information about how COVID-19 affects your studies on our COVID-19 website.

Dates for the Orientation 

The Orientation Spring semester 2020 will start on Monday 18 January, the same day as the semester starts. 

This webpage will be updated with more information about the programme before the start of the Spring semester.