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As a student, you must have an Umu-id in order to use, for example, our wireless networks, the learning platforms Cambro and Moodle, or to view your schedule and handle things that concern your studies on the student website.

As a student at Umeå University, you are provided with a user account, a so-called Umu-id. This gives you access to our IT services. You also get an email address which can be accessed through

You also need your Umu-id to get your Umu card. For that reason, it is advised that you activate your user account as soon as possible.

Two ways of activating your Umu-id

You can activate your Umu-id through the activation guide. To activate your Umu-id, you use the activation code sent to your registered Swedish home address or through your account at

Activation code

When you have been admitted, you will get an activation code to your home address. This letter usually arrive in early August for the autumn term or early January for the spring term. If you are an exchange student, you will be given this information upon your arrival.

Account at

You can activate your Umu-id using your account from

  • the first week of August for the autumn term
  • the first week of January for the spring term

Information for exchange students

If you have been admitted to Umeå University as an exchange student, you will be provided the necessary information on how to activate your user account upon your arrival.


When you activate your user account, you are given a username. For students, your username also forms your university email address.

For example: the person with the username aonmus95 has the email address

Forgot your password or username?
Forgot your password or username?

Retrieve your password and username or change password through the activation guide in Servicedesk.