We are very happy to welcome you to Umeå Institute of Design. Here, you will find general as well as specific information. If you have any questions during the summer regarding your preparations for coming to Umeå, please contact the UID Welcome officer.
The autumn semester of starts on August 30, 2021, at 9.00 a.m for all UID students (new as well as already enrolled students). The day starts with a "roll call" at Umeå Institute of Design, when all staff and students are present.
An orientation course for international students is usually held the week before the study year starts. We expect all international students to participate in the course. You can find information about the course in the International Student Guide.
You need to arrive on a weekday since keys are not handed out over weekends as the accommodation offices are closed. If you are going to participate in the Orientation course, be prepared to arrive one week before the autumn term starts.
Unlike universities in many other countries, Swedish universities are not responsible for student accommodations. Universities do not own or administer any housing facilities.
In order to proceed with accommodation arrangements, it is important to understand what type of housing is right for you.
You should make sure that you have insurance for yourself, your property and your accommodation. Students at Umeå University are covered by a personal injury insurance policy through the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet).
If you are not registered in the Swedish Population Register when admitted to studies, you will automatically be given a temporary identity in the admissions system and in the study documentation system (Ladok). The studies you start and complete will be registered in Ladok under your temporary identity.
More than half of the students at Umeå Institute of Design are non-Swedish speakers. All masters courses, and our one-year course, are taught in English. The only courses taught in Swedish are the Bachelor programme and many of the short single subject courses.