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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.

Regular drop-in hours for study guidance

Monday-Friday 12:00-13:30

Closed all holidays, weekends and days between a holiday and a weekend, and when Infocenter is closed.

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

At Infocenter, there are study counsellors available all weekdays. They 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

Visit us during drop-in hours

During drop-in, we can sort out your immediate questions during a brief conversation.

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 in Infocenter, via video call (Skype), telephone or via e-mail.

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.