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Welcome to UID!

We are very happy to welcome you to UID, Umeå Institute of Design. On this page we provide general and specific information.

If you have any questions during the summer regarding your preparations for coming to Umeå, please contact the UID Welcome officer.

The autumn semester of starts on 3 September, 2018 , at 9.00 o'clock a.m for all UID students (new as well as already enrolled students). The day starts with a "roll call" at Umeå Institute of Design, when all staff and students are present.

Dates for study year 2018/2019
Autumn term: starts 3 September 2018, ends 20 January 2019
Spring term: starts 21 January 2019, ends 9 June 2019

Attendance in class
Class attendance is mandatory. Students are expected to arrive punctually and participate actively in all scheduled education and to conduct the majority of their studies and assignments at UID. 

» Read more about schedule
» Read more about  study year

Prepare yourself for your studies. In the International Student Guide you will find information on what to do at home as well as after you have arrived.

Swedish students can find information at

Orientation course
An Orientation course for international students is usually held during the last week of August (2017 week 34). We expect all international students to participate in the course. You can find information about the course in the International Student Guide.

Arrival date
You need to arrive on a weekday since keys are not handed out over weekends as the accommodation offices are closed.
If you are going to participate in the Orientation course, be prepared to arrive one week before the autumn term starts.