Transfer of credits

The right to transfer credits is vital for promoting lifelong learning, for providing students with the opportunity to study at several different universities within Sweden and abroad, and for the internationalisation work of universities. Umeå University must have a generous attitude towards credit transfer.

Students who have studied courses at other universities in Sweden or at foreign universities can usually transfer credits for these to a degree at Umeå University. Credits can also be transferred for professional experience or education other than university education in some cases.

The general conditions for credit transfer are governed by the Higher Education Ordinance. Any student who wishes to have their studies assessed must have been admitted to Umeå University and be carrying out university studies here.

How does Umeå University process credit transfer applications?

Students submit their applications to the Degree Evaluation Office at Student Services, which processes the applications and ultimately makes the decision on credit transfer for studies at first-cycle and second-cycle level. As part of the process, the relevant faculty/department (or equivalent) will make a subject assessment. You will find more details about the process through the related information links in this page.

More information about credit transfer and the link to the application can be found on the student web. This information can be used to help answer questions from students.

Maria Rudberg