Application and registration

Before each term, an application will automatically be submitted for the courses you should study the next term. It is important that you check that the application is correct for each term. Sign in via Umeå University with your Umu-id at and check that the courses you are going to study can be found in your application. The courses that should be in your application are only those starting the coming term. If the wrong course or courses appears in your application or if you do not have an application for the next term you must immediately contact your study administrator. 

Remember to reply to your Notification of selection results

Do not forget to reply to the Notification of selection results that you receive in the middle of July and the middle of December. The system does not automatically register an acceptance and if you do not give a 'yes' answer, you will not be admitted to the course. 

Registration on courses

You need to be registered in the study documentation system to be able to follow the courses and to get your results recorded during the course.

Since the spring term 2017 online registration in Portalen is introduced. To be able to register in Portalen, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • You are admitted to the course
  • You have accepted your seat on the course on before the deadline
  • You are eligible for the course  
  • The online registration is open

Online registration in Portalen for the spring term 2019 is open between the 14th and 21st of January 2019. It is important that you sign in to Portalen and register during that time period. If you have not registered for your courses in Portalen by the 3rd of September 2018 you risk losing your place (seat) at the course.

You will find the sign in link to Portalen at

If you have questions or encounter problems proceeding the course registration in Portalen, please contact our study administrator. 


A last eligibility check is carried out by the study administration after the second notification of selection results. The eligibility criteria for each course is stated in the course syllabus.

Syllabi for courses at Umeå School of Architecture

You must fulfill the entry requirements before you can register on a course. You will not be able to register on any course that you are not eligible for. Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for a course must wait until next time the course is given in order to have the opportunity the register on and follow the course. 

If the eligibility requirements are not fulfilled, a student may, in exceptional cases, be granted a temporary exemption to follow the education until an examination giving eligibility has been graded. The director of studies makes decisions on any exemptions from the eligibility criteria. It is not possible to be granted an exemption for more than three weeks. Active participation in the courses is a condition for being registered when the eligibility criteria has been fulfilled. Ineligible students have to apply for temporary exemptions. Application is sent to our study administrator well in advance of the start of the course.

  • Portalen

    At Portalen you will find personal services such as your student e-mail, University Library services and here you can also create study certificates, apply for a degree and change your temporary address.

  • Visiting hours for study administration

    Tuesday: 8.30 - 10.30
    Thursday: 14.00 - 16.00

    If you want to visit at another time, schedule an appointment with the Study Administrator