Welcome to International Staff Support

Moving to another country can be challenging and there are many things to consider and plan. In order to make your relocation and settlement in Umeå as good as possible we provide you, and your host department, with special support.

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



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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.



Introduction programme


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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. 


Personal guidance

Representatives from International staff support can give you personal guidance and advice in some cases. International Staff Support is located at the Office for Human Recourses. Here you will also find the Euraxess Centre.

Karin Lundström, +46 90-786 94 60

Rosita Nilsson + 46 90-786 54 69


Information about Umeå


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When you are living in Umeå you can use this website to get quick access to more information about Umeå. There are many things to see and interesting places to visit. To make it easier for you to discover Umeå city, and its region, we have put together a list of links to some useful websites that we hope will give you inspiration.




Contact International Staff Support

Office of Human Resources:

Karin Lundström

Rosita Nilsson

Visiting Address:

Administration Building, Floor 4

Rosita Nilsson