Umeå is one of Sweden's fastest growing cities. The average age of the 116 900 people who live in Umeå is 38. They intend to increase their numbers – the goal is to pass the 200 000 figure before 2050.
The city offers world-class art, drama, films, industries, music and research. It aims to attract more companies, break new construction records and, not least become the European Capital of Culture 2014.
The www.umea.se website provides information about municipal services in Umeå. Under each link at the left of the page you will find an explanation of what the service concerned involves, whether you can make use of it, and the name of someone to contact if you have queries.
We also provide some information brochures in other languages.
a voluntary introduction to school
The small ones have grown. Now it’s time to begin pre-school and discover the exciting world of school. We warmly welcome you and you child to your local municipal school, where your child’s learning, security and development are in focus.
In order for us to know whether your child will attend a pre-school class and have a place at a leisure-time centre from the 2015 autumn term, we need you to fill in an application form and send it in not later than 2 February 2015. The proximity principle applies at all municipal schools. This means that your child is entitled to a place at a municipal school within 3 km of your home.
The application is to be filled in regardless of whether you choose a municipal or an independent school or choose to decline a place.
Choose a school by 2 February 2015
We offer all children a place in a municipal school near their home, according to what we call the proximity principle. If your child will be beginning a higher grade that involves changing school, he or she will be given a place at the municipal school in your geographical area.
If you want to choose a school, either a municipal or an independent school, outside the area that you child belongs to, you must apply to the school by 2 February 2015 at the latest. Some schools have special classes and programmes in year 7. Information about these, as well as forms for making a choice, are available on the school’s website.
Choose a school (pdf)
Sök på umea.se/kommun
Umeå är en kulturstad i Europa. Här finns två universitet, ett livskraftigt näringsliv och ett attraktiv utbud av kultur och fritid.
Umeå kommun är regionens största arbetsgivare. Med gemensamma krafter skapar vi välfärd och samhällsnytta för kommunens invånare.