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.
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. There is also lots of useful information for you when in Sweden.
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Representatives from International staff support can give you personal guidance and advice in some cases. As well as the International Staff Support, the Euraxess Centre is located at the Office for Human Resourses. Here you can get information about practical assistance on mobility-related issues.
Once you have started your assignment at Umeå University, you are welcome to take part in the introduction programme. The welcome day comprises lots of valuable information about Umeå University, Umeå Municipality, Swedish culture, administrative routines and much more. You also get the opportunity to 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. In a collaboration with the Department of Language Studies, "Swedish for Academics", available on three different levels, starts twice a year.
Living in Umeå
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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!
Living in Umeå