We are happy that you are interested in spending your exchange
period at Umeå School of Architecture. The information on this page
will be helpful as you embark on this new and exciting journey.
In order to apply for exchange studies at Umeå School of
Architecture (UMA) you first need to be nominated by your home
university, which is possible if an exchange agreement exists
between UMA and your home university (see link to the right). The
coordinator at your home university nominates you for exchange
studies by filling out an online form. The link to the form is not
published online, it is sent by e-mail to your coordinator.
Autumn term: 1 April
Spring term: 1 October
If you are nominated to exchange studies at UMA for two semesters,
please note that you need to apply and be admitted to courses each
Once your home university has submitted the nomination you will
receive application instructions and a link to the web page where
you apply for courses.
Autumn term: 15 April
Spring term: 15 October
The course selection must be approved by your home university
before the application is submitted. Make sure to plan your
course selection very carefully since a change of courses is only
allowed under special circumstances after your application has been
If you require a residence permit you must be admitted to 30
ECTS. If you are admitted to 30 ECTS the exceeding courses on the
list will be dropped, with the exception of courses in Swedish for International Students.
These courses can be selected in addition to 30 ECTS in other
To be accepted, you have to fulfill the requirements of the
course and there has to be available places. The specific
requirements for each course is stated on the course pages and are
found by clicking on the course name in the list of courses and
then click on "Application information". The requirements are not
just a recommendation; it is necessary to fulfill them.
We offer courses for exchange students (course packages) on year
2 (term 3 and 4) and year 4 (term 7 and 8):
Fall term 2019
Spring term 2020
The Department of Language Studies offers courses in Swedish
catering for international students at Umeå University. For further
information, please visit www.umu.se/en/education/search/learn-swedish/
The Learning Agreement is an official Erasmus+ document, which
is issued to students taking part in a study exchange through the
programme. The purpose of the Learning Agreement is to provide a
transparent and efficient preparation of the study period abroad
and to ensure that you will receive recognition for the educational
components successfully completed abroad. Your home institution
should issue you with this document before you start your
The Learning Agreement must be signed by three parties - the
student, the home institution coordinator and the international
contact person at UMA.
Please note that you are not guaranteed a place on the courses
you specify in the Learning Agreement. To be guaranteed a
place/seat, you must first apply and be admitted to the course.
Academic Term Dates
The Academic Calendar at Umeå University is divided into two
terms (semesters). The Autumn Term begins during the end of August
and ends in the middle of January. The Spring Term begins in the
middle of January and ends during the early part of June.
At Umeå School of Architecture, the following grades are
awarded: Pass (godkänd) or Fail (underkänd).
For comparison of grades, 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
One academic term comprises 20 weeks. Full-time study consists
of 30 ECTS per term which means approximately 40 hours of study per
week including a varying number of lectures and
Support for students with disabilities
As a student with a disability, you can receive different types
of support in connection with your studies.
Support for students with disabilities
Umeå University offers student halls of residence close to the
Housing for International Students
All exchange students are covered by an insurance policy,
Student IN, covering necessary and reasonable costs for emergency
health care and emergency dental care. The insurance also covers
damage to property. Please note that the insurance amount is
restricted for emergency dental care and property damage. Travel
outside of Sweden is not included in the cover. For full details
about the Student IN insurance please visit:
www.kammarkollegiet.se/english/insurance. If the insurance is not
sufficient students should take out their own insurance policy.
Read more about practical services and how you can prepare
yourself for exchange studies at Umeå University here:
Exchange Studies at Umeå University
Sofia Mikaelsson (Sofia.email@example.com)