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 semester or on the same day as the semester starts.
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 for international students is adjusted to current guidelines on social distancing and will be arranged online. We have prepared the Orientation for you to get all the answers and support you need as a new international student at Umeå University.
The Orientation Autumn 2021 will start on Wednesday 25 August.
The first three digital events (in Zoom) will be webinars which runs from Wednesday – Friday 25-27 August, each with a separate theme. You have the chance to get to know more about studies and student life at Umeå University and ask questions. Below you can see the programme from last semester. This coming autumn semester it will be a similar schedule. As soon as the programme for the autumn is decided we will publish it here.
Welcome to Umeå University – a newcomer’s guide
Studies at Umeå University – a newcomer’s guide
Things to do in Umeå – student and city life – a newcomer’s guide