How is Covid-19 affecting studying in Sweden?

We know that Covid-19 is on many people’s minds right now. It’s certainly on ours at the moment. We’re 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.

So, as you know, there’s currently a temporary ban on all non-essential travel to Sweden due to Covid-19. This temporary ban was put in place on 19 March, and is set to last until 15 June (updated 14/5). And several Swedish missions abroad may be limited in their capacity to assist in the processing of residence permit applications within normal timeframes. This may change as the situation evolves, and as soon as we have more answers, we’ll update this information.

Currently studying at a Swedish university?

Business as usual? Well, not quite. Teaching will continue, though from now on it will be online for the rest of the spring semester.

On 17 March, the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden recommended that all Swedish universities change over to distance learning from 18 March.

Unsure what this means for you? Don’t worry. You’ll receive more info from your university.

Applied to study in Sweden this autumn?

You may be wondering whether Covid-19 will affect your application. And here’s some good news. It won’t. You can expect to receive your admissions results on 3 April (master’s) or 20 April (bachelor’s).

Want to know more? Check out this update from University Admissions

Admitted to study in Sweden this autumn?

Congratulations! Even in this uncertain time, this is something to celebrate. But we know that you have a whole load of questions for us. Like: Will my university be open this autumn? Will I even be able to move to Sweden? We don’t have all the answers right now. But we’ll make sure you’re updated with the latest information.

As of 29 May, the Swedish government lifted earlier recommendations about distance learning. But it’s not certain whether teaching will be entirely on-campus this autumn. More information about this latest update can be found here.


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