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      FAQ for international students in regard to Covid-19

      Are you admitted or thinking about applying for studies at the University of Skövde? But are worried about the situation with Covid-19? We have put together a FAQ with some handy information for you.

      The information in this FAQ applies to international students starting in the spring 2022.

      The situation can change so please check back regularly for updates.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      • What is the situation at the University of Skövde in regard to Covid-19

        Please, check the information regarding Covid-19 on the Student Portal.

        At the Public Health Agency of Sweden you can read about updated guidelines and what applies in Sweden concerning Covid-19.

      • How will the teaching be conducted in Spring 2022?

        The University will during the first part of the spring semester, study period 1, be in campus mode with preventive infection control measures. From January 17 to February 20, lectures for more than 50 people will be held digitally.

        Please read more about teaching and examination

        If you are admitted to a distance programme, these programmes are not affected. The University is continuously monitoring the situation related to the Covid-19, and follows recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

         

      • I am a tuition-fee paying student, can I apply for a refund if I cannot start my studies as planned due to Covid-19?

        You can apply for refund according to our Guidelines regarding tuition fees.

        Update 14/01/2022: Due to the Migration Agency's delay in granting residence permits, we have postponed the last day to start studies and registration. The Admissions Office has sent an email to the admitted students on 14/01/2022.

      • Can I defer my studies due to Covid-19?

        A deferral due to the Covid-19 pandemic is not automatically valid. Applications for deferment are assessed individually and are usually based on special circumstances that are out of your control that hinder you from beginning your studies, such as illness and parental leave. Special circumstances related to Covid-19 are closed borders or other travel restrictions only.

        The following reasons are, for example, not valid reasons for deferment:

        • Insufficient economic founds
        • Rejection or delay in D-visa processing
        • Rejection or delay in residence permit processing
        • Not receiving the residence permit card on time
        • Not finding available flights
        • Flight cancellations
        • Campus studies temporarily offered by distance learning

        Deferments are granted for the next time the programme starts, which for most of the programmes will be autumn 2023 for our master’s programme. Deferment of studies may only be approved if you have paid your tuition fees. Note that if you are conditionally accepted and cannot fulfill the entrance requirements before the beginning of the semester, you are not eligible for the deferment of studies.

      • What happens if I cannot get my residence permit in time to begin my studies?

        The last day to start your programme is 17 January 2022.

        If it indeed turns out that you will not be able to start with your studies, we recommend you apply for a refund. You have the right to apply for tuition fee refund. As long as you have informed the University by 17 January 2022, you will receive a full refund of your tuition fee. If you inform the University on 18 January 2022 or later and your refund is granted, there will be an administrative fee of SEK 8000. Before applying for tuition fee refund you must to decline your study place at UniversityAdmissions.se.

        Rejection or delay in residence permit processing or not receiving the residence permit card on time are not valid reason for deferment.

      • Can I keep my University of Skövde - Masters scholarship if I get a deferment granted?

        The scholarship cannot be deferred due to the Corona epidemic or the deferment of studies. It is only valid for start of studies in the spring 2022. You will need to reapply for the scholarship again. If you are not selected for a scholarship for the spring 2022 you will need to pay the tuition fee for your first semester, e.g. for spring 2022.

      • Has the University been closed?

        The University has not been closed at any time during the pandemic.

         

         

         

         

      • What preventive work does the University do to minimise the spread of Covid-19?

        The University follows the general advice and recommendations from the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden to minimise the spread of the Corona virus on campus. The University’s management monitors the Covid-19 situation and inform students and staff on an ongoing basis.

        Read more about Covid-19 infection control measures in Sweden from January 12 at the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

        It is important that you protect yourself and others from spread of infection:

        • Stay home if you feel unwell or go home if you start feeling sick during the day.
        • Watch for symptoms of covid-19
        • Keep your distance and take personal responsibility
      • Where can I read verified information about the Corona virus and the situation with Covid-19 in Sweden?

        You will find all information about the situation with Covid-19 in Sweden and the work to reduce the spread of the infection on krisinformation.se/en (Emergency information from Swedish authorities).

        On this website all information is collected from Swedish authorities, it is verified and it is always up to date. On the website you also find information about the corona virus/Covid-19 in 20 other languages besides English.

        Read more about Covid-19 infection control measures in Sweden at the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

      • The Swedish embassy is closed – can the University help?

        The University cannot contact the Swedish embassy or Migration board as they work under secrecy policy. They are not allowed to disclose information to a third party. We are therefore not able to effect the embassy or the Migration Agency about your residence permit application or biometrics. The University does not receive information about when embassies open. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to help you. You will need to contact them yourself. Depending on the local situation the embassy may have limited capacity to process your application within the normal timeframe.
         
        We hope that the embassy can receive you as soon as the situation allows.

      Related information

      You will find more information regarding the situation for students at the University of Skövde at student.his.se/en/coronavirus (Student Portal, no login required)  and at Precautions taken to make campus as safe as possible

      You will find all information about the corona outbreak in Sweden and the work to reduce the spread of the infection on krisinformation.se/en (Emergency information from Swedish authorities) and on The Public Health Agency of Sweden

      Anxiety about Covid-19

      The pandemic affects us all in different ways. It is not surprising if you feel insecure and worried. On the Student Portal (no login required) you will find advice on how to manage anxiety about Covid-19.

      Contact

      Director of Academic Affairs and Student Support

      Deputy Director of Academic Affairs and Student Support

      Published: 3/31/2020
      Edited: 12/1/2021
      Responsible: webmaster@his.se