Support for international staff

To support you during your time at Umeå University, there is information about, for example, migration issues, insurance and how to find housing. If you have questions, turn to your local HR support or use the online checklists and guides.

Your HR-support at Umeå University

Contact the HR-support at the department if you have questions or need help with issues related to your relocation, onboarding and introduction. They will also assist you with relevant documents you need and make sure you get an introduction at the work place.

If you are unsure who is your HR, ask your supervisor, manager or search the staff directory. 

Search the staff directory at Umeå University 

Checklists and information

To give you a smooth relocation and onboarding process, you can use the available checklists and read the information about getting settled in Sweden.

Get established

Introductory programme 

All new staff and postdoctoral scholarship holders are invited to attend the introductory programme at Umeå University. The digital programme will give you the basic knowledge about Umeå University as an employer, including information about working environment, IT security, pay roll routines, the local unions and support for research and teaching. 

Information about the introductory programme

Euraxess centre

Short film about Euraxess Centres in Sweden.

Introductory Programme

Information about the introductory programme for all new employees and scholarship holders.

Swedish courses

Information about the university courses and how to sign up

Dual Career Programme

Information about DC Programme for your accompanying partner.

Ending your stay

Some advise when ending your stay.

Jannike Hurenkamp