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First- and second-cycle education

Admission, degree and credit transfer

Rules for unofficial documents regarding the completion of study programmes

Rules for unofficial documents regarding the completion of study programmes

When students have fulfilled the requirements for a degree, they should request a degree certificate from the university at their own initiative. A degree certificate is the only official document that shows that a student has fulfilled the requirements for a degree.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: Education and research
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1231-20
Validity: 1 February 2016 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2020-06-09
Replaces document: FS 1.1-1737-15

Rules for unofficial documents regarding the completion of study programmes (written in Swedish)

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Examination and teaching

Written exams

Rules and guidelines for written exams

The purpose of this regulation is to promote the fair examination of students. The regulation applies for written exams, regardless of where the exam is held. It is also in effect during applicable parts of digital written exams. The regulation shall be applied during both regular exams and re-sits

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: First- and Second-Cycle Education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1.2-784-14
Validity: 19 January 2015 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2014-11-11
Replaces document: Rules for written exams (on-campus exams) at Umeå University, ref. no. 500-2818-11 and Coded exams, ref. no. 500-13-08

Rules and guidelines for written exams

Policy document for written exams

This policy document is a supplement to the Rules and guidelines for written exams. It defines the division of responsibilities between the relevant parts of the organisation.

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: First- and Second-Cycle Education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1.2-784-14
Validity: 19 January 2015 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2014-11-11
Replaces document: Rules for written exams (on-campus exams) at Umeå University, ref. no. 500-2818-11 and Insufficient examination halls, ref. no. 500-1763-04

Policy document for written exams

Rules for grades and examination at first- and second-cycle studies

Rules for grades and examination

This regulation aims to clarify and legally secure grading and examination at Umeå University. The document includes rules and procedures for examiners, grades, compulsory educational modules, adapted examination form and retakes.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: First- and second-cycle education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-574-22
Validity: 29 April 2022 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2022-04-29
Replaces document: Grading and examination regulations

Rules for grades and examination 

Rules for placements and study visits at Umeå University

Rules for placements and study visits at Umeå University

The regulations define rules for placement as well as grants and remuneration to students for additional costs during placements and study visits.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: Education and research
Reg. no.: 500-1021-13
Validity: 10 June 2014 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2014-06-10
Replaces document: Grants for students for placements and study visits (ref. no.: 200-2854-95), Definitions and rules for different types of placements (ref. no.: 102-501-08) as well as Rules for communication on placement (ref. no.: 500- 229-10)

Rules for placements and study visits at Umeå University

Administrative procedures - disciplinary matters

Administrative procedures - disciplinary matters

The purpose of these Administrative Procedures is to clarify the rules for, and the handling of, disciplinary cases within the educational programme at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels at the University. This is to ensure a legally secure and transparent process in disciplinary matters, provide support with the application and administration of the disciplinary rules, and so as to be able to proactively work within the field.

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: University Executive Office
Field: First- and Second-Cycle Education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1020-17
Validity: 26 September 2017 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2017-09-26

Administrative procedures - disciplinary matters

Regulation for first- and second-cycle study administration

Regulation for first- and second-cycle study administration

This regulation specifies how Umeå University administers schedules, registration, leave from studies, non-completion, giving out exams, registering of grades, publication of examination results, and fees for students.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: First- and second-cycle education and Higher education access programme
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-639-21
Validity: 1 June 2021 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2021-05-04
Replaces document: Regulation for first- and second-cycle study administration (FS 1.1-953-18) and Costs for students at Umeå University – Rules and guidelines (500-781-13))

Regulation for first- and second-cycle study administration

Student support and student influence

Procedure for support for students with disabilities

Procedure for support for students with disabilities

The procedure describes the process for applying for and receiving a decision on support, the support measures available and the university’s internal distribution of responsibility for support and adaptation measures for students with disabilities.

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: Education and research
Reg. no.: FS 1.1–2118-16
Validity: 1 May 2017 until further notice, or for five years
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2017-03-14
Replaces document: Procedure for support for disabled students (ref. no. 500-927-12, decision date 11/09/2012)

Procedure for support for students with disabilities

Regulations for Student Influence at Umeå University

Regulations for Student Influence at Umeå University

These regulations for student influence are based on the notion that all activities related to education at Umeå University will be based on collaboration between the University's staff and students. This cooperation shall in turn be based on mutual trust and responsibility. These regulations are based on the existing legislation pertaining to student influence and student participation and aim to concretise what this means at Umeå University. The practical application takes place in the day to day work at the various organisational levels.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Education and research
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1950-15
Validity: 22 December 2015 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2015-12-22
Replaces document: This regulation replaces the previous decision by the Vice-Chancellor 20/08/2013 (umu 500-1020-13)

Regulations for Student Influence at Umeå University

Education planning and education quality

Rules for course syllabi and literature lists

Rules for course syllabi and literature lists

This document contains rules and guidelines concerning the content of course syllabi and literature lists. It also describes how to work with course syllabi and course literature in Umeå University’s education database, Selma.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: First- and second-cycle education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-575-22
Validity: 29 April 2022
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2022-04-29
Replaces document: Rules for course syllabi and literature lists at first- and second-cycle level (FS 1.1–2311–18)

Rules for course syllabi and literature lists

Rules for programme syllabi in first- and second-cycle education

Rules for programme syllabi in first- and second-cycle education

This document contains rules regarding programme syllabi drawn up at Umeå University. The purpose is to ensure a legally certain and institution-wide process for the drawing up and revision of programme syllabi. The rule applies to new or revised programme syllabi established after 1 January 2020.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Student Services Office
Field: First- and second-cycle education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1–142–19
Validity: 1 January 2020 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2019-11-11
Replaces document: Utbildningsplanemall för kurser på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Umeå universitet/Reg. no: 500-2102-11/2014-06-24

Rules for programme syllabi in first- and second-cycle education

Quality system for education

Quality system for education

Umeå University has a coherent quality system for education that is integrated into the University’s operating cycle. The quality system is based on nine activities that support, develop and highlight our systematic quality work. These activities together encompass all of the University’s organisational levels and are implemented in different time cycles. This document describes these activities and how they contribute to both quality development and quality assurance.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1324-18
Validity: 26 February 2019 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2019-02-26

Quality system for education

Rules for tuition fees

Rules for tuition fees

Per the Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS 2010:543, all non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition for studies at the level of higher education.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: International Office
Field: First- and Second-Cycle Education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-637-21
Validity: 23 March 2021 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2021-03-23
Replaces document: Rules for tuition fees 2017-04-25 (FS 1.1-1903-17)

Rules for tuition fees

Procedures for degree project

Procedures for degree projects

This document clarifies the procedures concerning the roles and division of responsibility for degree project courses. These procedures apply throughout Umeå University. Both faculties and departments should use these procedures as a basis for more precise course-specific instructions.

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: First- and second-cycle education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1951-15
Validity: Until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2016-03-22
Replaces document: Newly established

Procedures for degree project