Monthly Archives: March 2018



As a student at Umeå University you can apply to spend part of your education abroad.

If you are at the end of your education, you can apply for a scholarship to go to a low or middle income country to collect data for your essay, or degree project, for a bachelor or master (1 or 2 year) degree. The scholarship is funded by Sida and amounts to
SEK 27,000. Expect to start your eld studies no earlier than two months after the application deadline.

The eld studies must be carried out for at least eight weeks and a maximum of 26 weeks. You can apply no matter what subject you are studying. The application deadline is 15 May 2018. The eld studies must be completed no later than 21 January 2019.


Wednesday 11 April, at 12–13 in S201, Social Sciences Building Thursday 19 April, at 12–13 S201, Social Sciences Building

Observe! The information sessions are held in Swedish!

More information about eligibility and the application is available in Swedish at: eld-studies


Student marshals to Vårpromotionen


Vårpromotionen 19 May 2018

Vårpromotionen is a formal graduation ceremony where doctors are being honoured.

At Vårpromotionen student marshals are participating. Student marshals hold flags, hand out programmes and help the guests find their way at the ceremony in Aula Nordica at 16.00.

As a thanking gesture the student marshals are invited to the evening banquet in Universum after the ceremony, with a three-course menu and dancing to Renhornen.

Dress code at the ceremony: White tie and tails and white waistcoat for men and evening gown for women. Student’s cap, white gloves and union ribbon must be worn.

Information and registration:

Are you interested in Global Health?


Take this chance and go to the Global Health Research Conference in Stockholm the 18-19th of April. The program is filled with interesting lectures and workshops, and the theme is “How can Sweden contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? From Research to Action”.

The medical faculty of the university and the Medical Union is sponsoring a bus to Stockholm for students who participate in the conference – it will be free for you. It will leave early in the morning on the 18th and go home again early on the 20th, so you can take part in the whole conference.

If the bus would get full we will choose students based on motivation and to get a mix of students from different programs.

We are also working on a buddy-system to help participants who need someplace to stay in Stockholm. However, if you have an alternative solution we recommend you solve it on your own.

The student price is 350 SEK.

Read more about the conference here: och here:

Register for the bus here

Deadline 22 of March.

Questions? Send an e-mail to