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Internationella studenter utanför Lindellhallen.

Welcome to new students

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As a new student, it can be a lot to keep track of. Here we have collected important things to think about so that it will be smooth for you to get started with your studies at Umeå University.


Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment.

Orientation course HT2019
Orientation for international students

Lectures and activities designed to help you become acquainted with Umeå and the University.

Finding accommodation

Find a place to live. Housing options for international and exchange students.


Frequently asked questions about admission results, user account and more.

Buddy programme

Be part of a multicultural community engaging hundreds of students.

International Student Guide

Essential information for your stay in Umeå.

Finding your way on Umeå University

A quick tour around Campus Umeå

Experience Campus Umeå in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Digital map of Campus Umeå

Digital map with indoor navigation.

Welcome to Umeå

A warm welcome to us!

Our Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson talks briefly about Umeå University and what it's like to study here.

More information

Activate your Umu-id

After admission, you will be given an Umu-id, but you need to activate it yourself.

Contact us

Questions? We are here to help you.

Umu card

For access to the premises, copying and for borrowing at the University Library.

Contact form

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Latest update: 2024-01-03