Leftover seat application for spring semester 2022
Last day to apply: September 20.
Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) has a wide range of high-quality options for studies abroad and we hope that you will take this opportunity and gain the valuable experience that studying abroad brings.
Last day to apply: September 20.
Information and updates from Umeå University can be found here: www.umu.se/en/covid-19/
There is an endless amount of good reasons why studies abroad is a great thing for you, but just in case you can't think of any, we have listed some points:
As a student at USBE you can chose to study abroad in three ways:
We recommend that you first consider USBEs agreements:
Other possibilities in the Nordics
If you are specifically interested in studies in the Nordics, USBE is part of the NOREK, Nordplus network for Business Schools. Contact us if you are interested in a university/school which is not on the list of our partner universities.
All students at Umeå University can apply to central agreements while faculty agreements are for students belonging to a certain faculty. I.e. if you are a business student then you can apply for exchange studies via the agreements offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more at Umeå Universities web pages about exchange studies.
If you wish to arrange for your study place abroad yourself (i. e. not within the framework of our exchange programs), that is also a possibility. Going abroad as a free mover means that you have more responsibilities as a student. You contact the institution(s) of your interest yourself and apply as a regular student. Often, you also have to pay tuition.
Please note! Although you arrange for the study abroad period by yourself as a free mover, you are obliged to contact your study advisor (if you study a program) with an application for approved leave of absence. If you do not have an approved leave of absence, you will lose your seat at the program. You also need to contact the USBE International Coordinator to receive information about course choice and credit transfer. As a free mover, you are entitled to use studyabroad.hh.umu.se to apply for "pre-recommended transfer of credits" after you have been admitted to the host university and it is time for you to decide on which courses to take.
To study abroad within a USBE agreement you must meet the following criteria:
Since USBEs exchange agreements are specifically designed for our business students (according to the eligibility above) the agreements are generally not open for students from other subject areas. We often have vacant exchange seats which gives us the possibility to offer students from other institutions to apply.
If you wish to apply through USBEs exchange agreements, and you have studied business subjects to some extent, but you don't fulfill the eligibility for the subject area then you may apply according to the below:
The application procedure differs from the regular application procedure. When vacant seats are available they will be announced on our web page.
The following semesters are best suited for studies abroad:
Things to consider when choosing your exchange destination:
How should I prioritize my destination alternatives
You should prioritize your alternatives exactly in the order you find best. There is no "strategic" way to apply, other than having many alternatives. If you add as many destinations as you can think of going to (max. 6), your chances of being nominated to one of them are good. Those students that are eligible for exchange studies but in the end are not nominated have usually applied to only one or two destinations and there are many other students in competing against them.
Information about scholarships can be found on the web page Practical information.
Application for exchange studies through USBE’s agreements is made in SoleMove.
To consider while doing your application:
Make sure you include all attachments:
Your application must be submitted in SoleMove by March 1 at the latest, including all attachments.
When: When to choose courses differs from university to university, some wishes you to choose courses at the time of application while others ask that you do it upon arrival. You will be informed about this in time.
Create a user in studyabroad.hh.umu.se
You can create a user at any time. If you have been abroad previously and have a user account you must create a new one by replacing the last number in your personal ID number with an 'X', for example 850312-111X.
Once you have created a user account, email email@example.com and inform us that you want to apply for “pre-recommended transfer of credits”.
Make an application for "pre-recommended transfer of credits" in studyabroad.hh.umu.se for courses you are planning to study while on exchange. The "pre-recommendation is offered to all USBE students who wish to transfer their courses within the subject area of business administration, economics, statistics or elective courses.
Applying for "pre-recommended transfer of credits" has several benefits:
If required, get your certificate of attendance signed (both after arriving and before departing).
If you change courses after arriving to your destination please remember to update your application for "pre-recommended transfer of credits" and add the new courses.
We wish to follow you on your travels! Are you writing a blog? Let us know, we can post a link to it on our website. We are also happy to receive pictures that we can post on USBE's social media. Feel free to tag your pictures with #USBEstudentabroad.
If you are offered the opportunity to represent the business school at e.g. a Study Abroad Fair let us know. We can send material for you to use. We appreciate your participation in building USBE's public image greatly!
After completing your semester and receiving your transcript of credits, it is important to do this right away because it can take the Degree Evaluation Office up to 60 days to handle your application.
You apply for transcript of records online and when you fill in the form keep the following in mind:
If you have studied (and have got our recommendation in www.studyabroad.hh.umu.se) for example C-level studies abroad, it will not be a problem to admit you to D-level courses. Contact your program advisor/study advisor if you have any questions.
If you have studied abroad within a USBE agreement we ask you to write a study report.