Welcome to International Staff Support

Moving to another country can be challenging and there are many things to consider and plan. We are here to support you and your host department to make your relocation and settlement in Umeå the best possible.

International Staff Support is a support function at the Office for Human Resources. We cooperate with your host department giving them support during the recruitment and relocation phase. We organise the introduction programme and ensure that updated information is available online. Your department will introduce you to your workplace and you can use our online guidance as a complementary source of information. 

Online guidance

Our online guidance will provide you with information about things that are important to know when you are planning your stay and on arrival in Sweden. There are, for example, information about what kind of residence permit you need, how to find accommodation and which insurance that applies for you. 

Personal guidance

 

Photo: Mattias Pettersson

Representatives from International staff support can give you personal guidance and advice in some cases. International Staff Support is a part of the Office for Human Recourses and is also the Euraxess Centre at Umeå University. Here you can get information about practical assistance on mobility-related issues. 

 

 

Introduction programme

Once you have started your assignment at Umeå University, you are welcome to take part in our introduction programme. Our welcome day comprises lots of valuable information about Umeå University, Umeå Municipality, Swedish culture, administrative routines and much more. You will meet other international employees and key persons at Umeå University.


If you are interested in seeing more of Umeå, knowing more about Swedish traditions and meeting other colleagues, you are welcome to our social activities. If you have a partner or family accompanying you - they are also welcome!

Depending on your assignment, it might be beneficial for you to learn Swedish. Together with Språkskolan we coordinate "Swedish for Academics" in three different levels. 

 

Living in Umeå

 

Photo: Sara Stenberg/Umeå kommun

Umeå offers breath-taking nature, an abundance of shopping, first-class restaurants, a rich cultural life and a packed events calendar of a major city.
There is something to do for everyone! 

Experience Umeå!

Living in Umeå

 

 

Contact information

Send an e-mail to
International Staff Support


International Staff Support
Office of Human Resource
Administration building 

Karin Lundström

Rosita Nilsson 

 

Photo:

Rosita Nilsson
3/26/2018