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Checklist for admitted students

Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University.

Before your arrival

Your offer

Tuition fee paying students / freemovers (full-time students)
If you have applied for studies in the First Round with the application deadlines 15 January or 15 August, you are not required to reply to your Notification of selection results if you have been admitted.

If you have applied to Umeå University for studies in the Second Round 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.

  1. Log in to 'My pages' on the University Admissions website
  2. Go to 'Applications', and follow the instructions.
  3. You should click the 'Yes' box for the alternatives that you'd like to keep and 'No' for the ones you don't wish to keep.

If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.

Read the FAQs about admissions results

Exchange students
Exchange students do not reply to ther offer on University Admissions. 

Declining your offer

If you decide not to attend the course/programme you've been offered a place in, please be sure to decline your offer.

  1. Log in to your account at 'My pages' on the University Admissions website
  2. Go to 'Applications' and follow the instructions.
  3. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.

It's important to decline your offer as soon as you know you will not be attending. This makes the place available for students on the waiting list.

More information about admissions and results can be found on the University Admissions website.

Plan your accommodation

The Umeå University Accommodation Service 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.

If you are a student who doesn't qualify for student housing through the university's Accommodation Service, or you seek something else than a single occupancy room, you are highly recommended to register at the municipal housing website as soon as possible. 

Tips for securing a place to stay

Pay your rent (Umeå University Accommodation Service)

For those of you who have secured housing through the university’s Accommodation Service, it is important that you pay your first rent installment before you arrive in Umeå. You will not be able to pick up your keys until the rent is paid.

Pay the first tuition fee instalment

For citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, who are not exchange students, 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.

Tuition fees and funding

Apply for a residence permit in Sweden

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.

Very Important! Once you have paid the first instalment of your tuition fee, you should immediately apply for your residence permit.

Complete information about residence permits can be found on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

Sign up for the Buddy Programme

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. On the university's website you will find suggestions for transport to and within Umeå, as well as maps to help you find the right place on campus.
Maps and transportation to Umeå University

Upon arrival

Recommended Arrival Day (Autumn 2024)

The recommended Arrival Days for Autumn 2024 is preliminary Monday the 26th and Tuesday the 27th of August. We will be welcoming new students, and will be handing out keys to those of you renting through the university’s Accommodation Service.

It is important you fill out the form you received from the Accommodation Service so that we can plan the day accordingly. You will receive more specific information regarding the Arrival Day in mid-December.

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 contains important information to know as a newly admitted student.

The welcome letters are published on the respective programme or course page.
Find your welcome letter

If you are an exchange student, check the course catalogue for exchange students.

Register for the course or programme

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.

Find your welcome letter

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. 

Course literature

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.

Umeå University Library

First day of classes

The Autumn term 2024 officially begins on Monday 2 September and ends Sunday 19 January, 2025. We wish you the best of luck at Umeå University!

Academic calendar

Contact form

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Latest update: 2024-03-25