How is Covid-19 affecting studying in Sweden?

We know that Covid-19 is on many people’s minds. It’s certainly on ours as well. We’re still in the middle of a major development across the continent, so we’re monitoring the situation very closely.

Keep up to date with what’s happening in Sweden

For the latest updates on how the coronavirus/Covid-19 is affecting Sweden, please go to ↗️ for official emergency information from Swedish authorities.

Applying for a residence permit?

You don’t need to worry about your residence permit application, even if your courses will be moved online due to Covid-19. The Swedish Migration Agency does not have requirements for minimum amount of on-campus attendance ↗️ for the academic year 2021/2022. But you do still need to meet their other requirements↗️ and plan to come to Sweden when the situation allows.

But, several Swedish missions abroad ↗️ may still be limited in their capacity to assist in the processing of residence permit application within normal time frames. So, what does that mean? It means that you might have to wait longer to go for an interview or leave biometric data. This may change as the situation evolves, and as soon as we have more answers, we’ll update this information. You can also follow Sweden Abroad ↗️ for updates from your local Swedish embassy.

Temporary travel ban

So, as you know, there’s currently a temporary ban on all non-essential travel to Sweden due to Covid-19. The good news is that there are some exemptions to this non-EU travel ban. It means that if you have a new residence permit for studies in Sweden, but have not yet moved to Sweden, you’ll be allowed to enter the country.

Check official resources

Moving to a new country is a huge deal. And moving during a pandemic? This brings up a whole load of new questions and complications. We’ve put together a list of resources where you can find answers to your questions:

Currently studying at a Swedish university?

Business as usual? Well, not quite. Teaching is continuing, though much of it is online. Unsure what this means for you? Don’t worry. You’ll receive more info from your university.