Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 9 April 2020)

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Study guidance

Do you need individual guidance to help you plan your future studies, or have thoughts about your options after you have finished your studies? You can talk to a student counsellor or study counsellor. Depending on the type of questions you have, there are different types of counsellors available for you.

For questions concerning a specific study programme or single-subject courses

At the department or study programme, there are student counsellors who are well-informed about the subject or programme you want to know more about. You may have questions about a programme overview, how to choose between courses within a programme, the possibilities for placements or studies abroad, or about approved leave from studies. These student counsellors are also the persons to turn to if you are considering applying for transfer of credits.

You can find contact persons for each course or programme in the on-line catalogue. You can also use the staff directory to find student counsellors at the departments.

For general study and career related questions

Due to COVID-19, all contact with our study counsellors will be held remotely. More information regarding this below.

The study counsellors may help you with questions about, for example:

  • How to plan your future studies
  • If you are unsure about your current choice of education
  • Entry requirements or selection rules and procedures
  • Approved leave from studies, or non-completion of studies
  • Rights and obligations as a student, or degree regulations
  • Spending parts of your studies abroad

Telephone hours, instead of drop-in

The study cousellors will help you sort out your immediate questions during a brief conversation by telephone.

Call the study counsellors at +46 90 786 72 70. You can also write your questions in the contact form below.  

Telephone hours:

Monday-Friday at 12:00-14:00

Closed all holidays, weekends and days between a holiday and a weekend.

Extended telephone hours April 6-15

April 6-8 and 14-15 at 10:00-15:00

April 9 at 10:00-12:00

Book an appointment

You may also book an appointment for in-depth guidance by sending a message using the contact form below. If doing so, please describe in the message the matter you want to address, and if you would prefer having the counselling session through video call (Zoom) or telephone. Also, make sure to give us your phone number and email address in your booking request.  

Contact form

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

Please be aware that the University is a public authority and that what you write here can be included in an official document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.