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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 4 December 2020)

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Checklist for admitted students

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

 

Your offer

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.

  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.

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.

Read the checklist (incoming exchange students)

If you are an incoming exchange student, please read the information in the checklist for incoming exchange students.

It will help you with your preparations.

Plan your accommodation

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.

Tuition fee payment Terms and Conditions

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. 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.

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

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 Spring term 2021 officially begins 18 January and ends 6 June. We wish you the best of luck at Umeå University!

Academic calendar

Contact form

Your message is sent to Infocenter at Umeå University. They will pass your message on to the person concerned.

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