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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: Umeå University Chaplaincy
Umeå University Chaplaincy

The Orientation consists of a series of lectures and activities that are designed to help you to 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 to take part in the Orientation.

The Orientation Spring term 2020 starts on Monday 20 January with a programme in Aula Nordica (main Campus).

Recommended arrival day for new international students is Sunday 19 January. 

The term starts 20 January.

You can find some of the previous programme for the Orientation below.

13.00 Welcome from Umeå University
13.20 Introduction to the Swedish study system
13.50 IKSU
14.00 Infocenter, Study Guidance, Student Health Service
14.10 University Library 
14.15 Afternoon break
14.45 Buddy Programme
15.00 Insights into Swedish culture
15.20 Student Unions
15.30 Church on Campus
15.35 City of Umeå

15.45 Campus race

20.00 Mingle event at Rouge