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How to appeal

If you consider your decision about degree or transfer of credits to be incorrect, you can make an appeal to the Higher Education Appeals Board (ÖNH). This should be submitted in writing and sent to Umeå University.

The appeal shall contain:

  • the date of the decision
  • clearly stated the part of the decision that the appeal is being made against, and how you think it should be changed*
  • clearly stated the reasons why you think the decision should be changed
  • name
  • date of birth
  • postal address
  • telephone number
  • e-mail address
  • The appeal must include your signature and your printed full name.
  • If you have documents that reinforce your opinion, you should attach them.

*You can only appeal decisions based on the qualifications you provided when applying. If you are dissatisfied with a rejection of an application and wish to attach more qualifications, you should not appeal the decision you received. Instead, you should submit a new application where you attach all the qualifications on which you want your application to be based.

Time limit to appeal

The appeal must be received by the university within three weeks from the day you received the decision, otherwise your appeal will not be reviewed.

The university will re-evaluate its decision, and if a new decision is being made that will allow your application to be granted, you will receive a written notice. However, if the university withholds its previous decision, your appeal will be forwarded to ÖNH. The university also sends a copy of the decision that you have appealed, the university's motivation and the documents that gave rise to the decision. Once ÖNH has made its decision, they will send the decision to you.

Here you can read about how The Higher Education Appeals Board handles appeals.

Where to send the appeal

Your appeal must be sent to Umeå University. The address is:

Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå

Latest update: 2021-05-20