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Welcome to new students

Have you applied to Umeå University and got accepted to the education of your choice? Congratulations! On this page you can find useful information - for you as a new international student at our university. We have gathered everything you need to know and do before the fall term. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Umeå University.


Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment.

COVID information for new arrivals

This information about testing upon arrival in Sweden and self-isolation is aimed at international students.

Studies and COVID-19

Information on how COVID-19 affects your studies and spending time on campus.

Orientation for international students

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

Finding accommodation

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

Campus in 4 minutes
Digital map of Campus Umeå

Digital map with indoor navigation.

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

Your message will be sent to Infocenter at Umeå University. They will pass your message on to the person concerned. Right now we have longer response times than normal, but we will respond as soon as we can.

The University is a public authority. Messages that you submit here are stored in accordance with Swedish law. Read more at about how we process personal data.