Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University.
Before your arrival
If you are an exchange student, or have applied for studies with the application deadlines 15 January or 15 August, you shall not reply to your Notification of selection results if you have been admitted.
If you have applied to Umeå University for studies with the application deadlines 15 April or 15 October, you must reply to your Notification of selection results at universityadmissions.se to keep your place in the course or programme.
The International Housing Office (IHO) offers student housing assistance to:
exchange students (students who have been nominated through an exchange agreement with Umeå University)
full-degree students that are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
Other admitted students from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland are highly recommended to register at the municipal housing website as soon as possible.
Pay the first tuition fee instalment
For citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, you will receive information from Umeå University regarding payment of the first instalment of your tuition fees. You should pay these fees as soon as possible. You won't be able to have your residency permit for studies approved until you've done so.
Citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland have to apply for a residence permit if they are planning on studying in Sweden for longer than three months. Once you have paid the first instalment of your tuition fee, you should immediately apply for your residence permit.
The Buddy Programme is a multicultural community engaging hundreds of international and domestic students. The programme offers the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of social activities, and to explore Swedish traditions. Sign up for the Buddy Programme
Travel directions for Umeå University
Umeå is easily accessible via plane, railway, bus, car, and also ferry. Through the link below you will find directions, listed by form of transportation. Travel Directions to Umeå University
If you have housing through the International Housing Office
Bring your own bedding. A student room is equipped with a mattress, a duvet and a pillow. You need to bring your own bed sheets.
Bring your own LAN-cable. There is no wi-fi at the student residence halls. For internet you need to bring a LAN-cable, or if you want wi-fi, your own router.
Attend the Orientation
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. Orientation programme
Find your welcome letter/schedule
The welcome letter with important information to know as a newly admitted student.
You must register for the course or programme you are admitted to. The registration is needed for you to be allowed to follow the course or programme and to get your results recorded during the course. If you have not registered in due time according to the instructions you receive from the department or programme, you may lose your place.
Registration takes place at the start of the course. For some courses and programmes, online registration is being used. If so, you will need to have activated your Umu-id (user account). For other courses and programmes, you may need to show up at a certain place and time in order to be registered.
You will find information about what applies for your particular course or programme in the welcome letter. The welcome letter may be displayed at the course or programme web page or otherwise distributed to you via regular or e-mail.
Activate your Umu-id (user account) and get the UmU card
As a student at Umeå University, you must have a Umu-id to use, for example, our wireless networks, the learning platforms, and manage information and personal services that apply to your studies.
You will be able to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start.
To be able to register for your course or programme you may require an activated Umu-id.
When you have activated your user account, you may need a UmU card. You need to apply for the Umu card. The Umu card is a multifunction card that can be used as:
an access card
borrowing card for the University library
copying and printing card.
Most courses include a list of literature to be read. Student text books are available in a limited number in the Umeå University Library. If you have activated your UmU card, it works as a library card. If a book is on loan you can make a request if you want to borrow it.