International students and Exchange students

We welcome all exchange students to County Council of Västerbotten and Umeå University.  

Note that only nominated exchange students have the opportunity for internships. Unfortunately, international students (where no formal exchange agreement exits between Umeå University and the home university) cannot get an internship at County Council of Västerbotten.

We recommend incoming exchange students to contact International Office, Umeå University for best help and support.

We advise both international students and exchange students at Umeå University to visit the following links from Umeå University for important information about practical issues. 

The International Student Guide

The Orientation

The Buddy Programme

If you have applied and been admitted as an exchange student at Umeå University but for any reason cannot arrive on time or wish to decline your offer, you must contact the International Office.

International Office

You will receive more information about the commencement of your studies from your department and also a separate email with information about accommodation from the International Housing Office. If you have questions about housing, please contact the International Accommodation Service, 

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