Update regarding impact of Covid-19 and opening up of campuses in autumn 2020
On Friday 29 May 2020, the Swedish Government provided encouraging news to both international students in Sweden and those accepted to studies this autumn by lifting earlier recommendations on distance learning and allowing Swedish universities to start preparing for to open their classrooms for autumn 2020.
Does this mean there will be on-campus teaching this autumn? 🤔
This is super important news because universities can now prepare opening up their classrooms, at least to a certain extent. However, it doesn’t guarantee that all classes will be offered as normal.
Why not? Well, universities can make their own decisions regarding their lectures. And they are also recommended to adjust their lectures to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Sound complicated? Don’t worry. This is fresh news and we are sure your university is hard at work to keep you up to date.
What does this mean for international students accepted to studies in autumn 2020 (or those already in Sweden)?
It means that the chances that you can study on-campus this autumn is far greater than before this news. But we can’t yet say how this will impact your programme.
So the next step is awaiting news from your university who will likely be in touch with you shortly.
Are there any updates about the impact of COVID-19 on residence permit applications/renewals?
In fact, yes. The Swedish Migration Agency just published an updated FAQ ↗️ for international students currently in Sweden and for those accepted to studies this autumn.
Can you expect more updates from Study in Sweden about the situation?
For the latest updates on how the coronavirus/Covid-19 is affecting Sweden, please go to krisinformation.se ↗️ for official emergency information from Swedish authorities.