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English B2, Swedish B2
Autumn term 2019: 15 April; Spring term 2020: 15 October
Full fact sheet 2020 available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12-ujgxuWAZvccmMEaOwkkTmCguf-jzMg/view
Autumn term 2020: 31 August 2020–17 January 2021.
The academic calendar can be found on the following website:
There is a break for Christmas. Please note that dates may vary between different departments.
Umeå University offers a wide range of courses in English for exchange students: www.umu.se/en/education/exchange-students/search-courses/
The single-subject courses available at Umeå University with instruction given in English are offered at the Bachelor’s level and Mater’s level. Specific eligibility requirements are stated on the course pages.
When the nomination has been submitted, an e-mail with application instructions and a link to the course web page for exchange students, will be sent to the nominated student. It is important that students only choose courses from this page. If a course application is made directly at universityadmissions.se, that application will be removed/deleted.
If students are going to apply for courses given in Swedish, they should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and in good time before the application deadline 15 April.
The following must be considered before the course application is submitted:
Courses should not clash
According to the Swedish study system full-time courses (100% tempo) are taken one at a time rather than parallel. Therefore, it is important to carefully check which week each course starts and ends. More information about the study duration can be found on the course web page: Swedish study system
Course changes are very restricted
Note that course proposals will be fixed and binding so it is important to choose courses carefully. We have no add/drop period and course changes after the deadline are very restricted. The course selection must be approved by the home university.
The specific requirements and the study duration for each course is stated on the course web page and are found by clicking on the course name in the list of courses. The requirements are not recommendations; it is necessary to fulfil them.
30 ECTS equals full-time studies
The number of credits a student can be admitted to is restricted to 30 ECTS per term, which equals full-time studies. Students who require a residence permit must be admitted to 30 ECTS. Note that a student cannot get a residence permit for distance learning studies.
If students are admitted to 30 ECTS the exceeding courses that the student has applied for will be dropped, with the exemption of Swedish for International Students, Beginners´ Course I and Swedish for International Students, Beginners´ Course II. These courses can be selected in addition to 30 ECTS in other subjects.
FAQ & International Student Guide
If you or your students have any questions, you can check our FAQ where you may find the answers you need:
Important information can also be found in our International Student Guide: www.umu.se/english/education/student-handbook
All courses include written and/or oral examinations. Normally there are no final exams that cover the entire term’s coursework or that cover an entire general study programme. This means that exams are not given at the end of the term, but rather at the end of each course. Exams may cover one or more credit points. More information about the Swedish study system can be found here: https://www.umu.se/en/education/study-system/
Umeå University uses the European Credit Transfer System as its system of credits. 1.5 ECTS is the equivalent to one week of full-time study.
One academic term comprises 20 weeks. Full-time study consist of 30 ECTS per term. This corresponds to approximately 40 hours of study per week including a varying number of lectures and classes. Most courses consist of 7.5, 15 or 30 ECTS. Students should not apply for several full-time (and day-time) courses that run during the same weeks because it may cause schedule conflicts. It is important to check the “Application and Eligibility” on the individual course page to find out the duration and tempo of the course.
Are there restrictions on the types of courses our students may take?
The number of credits exchange students can be admitted to is restricted to 30 ECTS per term (with the exemption of Swedish for international students beginners’ course I or Swedish for international students, beginners’ course II, that can be added to 30 ECTS in other subjects)
Exchange students can only apply for courses on this web page: www.umu.se/en/education/exchange-students/search-courses/
To be accepted, it is necessary to fulfill the requirements of the course and there has to be available places. The requirements are stated under the course descriptions. You will find the course descriptions in the online course catalogue.
The Higher Education Ordinance states that the following grades may be awarded: Pass with Distinction (väl godkänd), Pass (godkänd) or Fail (underkänd) unless the institution decides to grade on some other scale. A number of courses use only two grades: Pass or Fail. Others, for example in Law and Engineering, traditionally use scales with several levels – expressed as letters or numbers. No overall grade is given for a degree and students are not ranked.
For comparison of grades, Umeå University has decided that the ECTS Grading Table (EGT) shall be used instead of the ECTS grading scale (A-F). Grade distribution will not show for courses established less than two years before the date when the student has completed his/her course. Student’s home university is responsible for any translation into their local grading system.
Students can request transcripts by filling out the contact form on via the link below:
Support for students with disabilities:
As a student with a disability, you can receive different types of support in connection with your studies.
For further information, please visit: