Will you close the university or cancel courses or programmes?
A few courses may be canceled or moved but moste courses will be given as planned.
All students are to study at home instead of on campus, starting 18 March.
What applies to my student finance?
As a student, you will be able to retain your decided study finance. You can find more information about study finance during the corona outbreak on CSN's website (in Swedish).
What is social distancing?
Social distancing means that you should stay at home and conduct your studies from there. If you live on campus you do not need to move from your student accommodation.
Students who do not have the option of studying at home will not be turned away from campus. But keep long distances to other people. On campus, you are expected to sit by yourself and not togehter in groups.
Should I be at home when I am sick or have a cold?
Yes! If you feel symptoms of illness, even mild colds, stay home to reduce the spread of the virus. Contact 11 77 if you are ill and need counseling.
Can I access the campus buildings
As of 18 March and until further notice, buildings at SLU’s Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala campuses will be locked according to the same schedule as during the summer holidays.
All buildings can still be accessed using access card and code.
You should still stay at home and conduct your studies and distance classes.
During distance teaching you will do your exams from home using digital tools. Your course leader can aswer questions about examination on a specific course.
Take-home examinations does not require identification but follows the usual handling of the take-home examinations according to Utbildningshandboken, Section 8.4
Do you have any placement guidelines?
The government recommends that placements should take place as planned, but that social distancing should be practised. SLU’s priority is that students who have a placement planned for this spring should be able to carry it out.
For SLU, maintaining operations at the University Animal Hospital is important. This is why we have decided to prioritise making clinical training and placements available to last-year veterinary medicine and animal nursing students.
How is SLU handling the Coronavirus outbreak?
The university is continually dealing with the coronavirus through a special group tasked with handling general issues related to the outbreak. It monitors the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s and the Ministry for Foreign Affair’s (in Swedish) updates and observes how other universities are handling the issue. If you have any questions that are not answered below, degree programme students can contact their programme director of studies. Students on freestanding courses should contact their course coordinator.
How are students informed about the current situation?
We encourage all students to stay updated on the student web page about the coronavirus. If you have any questions about your course, contact your programme director of studies or course coordinator.
Will the university cancel any big events?
Updated 27 March
Any event arranged by SLU where more than 50 participants should be cancelled and participation in similar events arranged by others should be cancelled. Beginning in Sunday 29 March, public gatherings with more than 50 people are prohibited by law.
I live in student accommodations and am afraid of being infected by my neighbours. What can I do?
It is generally important to follow the recommendations for good hand hygiene. We encourage all students to stay updated and carefully follow the recommendations on the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s FAQ web page/FAQ about COVID-19.
I have visited and travelled in a country that has been affected by the coronavirus. Can I still go to lectures?
Yes. SLU now conduct distance teaching for all courses.
I am currently on an exchange in a country affected by the coronavirus. What should I do?
Follow the advice and recommendations from the host university and stay updated through local public authorities, WHO, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. If you are on your way home, see the information above regarding returning from an affected area*.
All exchange students can be reimbursed by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency for the trip home from an affected area and a non affected area. In such cases, the student must submit a notification of damage and send a receipt to the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency.
Exchange students who cancel their exchange studies due to the coronavirus must contact the Swedish Board of Student Finance.
You can also contact email@example.com if you have any further exchange study questions.
Will the university contact students that are abroad?
SLU have contact with all students who are currently on exchange studies or internships. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further exchange study questions.
I have an Erasmus trainee placement this spring. What happens if I wish to cancel my placement ahead of time? Do I have to refund my scholarship?
For the best support, contact email@example.com BEFORE cancelling your trip. You may not need to refund your scholarship. Learn more on the Swedish Council for Higher Education’s web pages.
I am supposed to travel this spring
16 March update: the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to ALL countries.
I am supposed to conduct exchange studies this autumn. Will I be able to go?
It is currently difficult to know what the situation will be this autumn in countries with our partner universities. Stay updated on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ travel recommendations. Your international supervisor will keep in touch with the partner university and provide you with information. To be safe, apply for SLU courses this autumn no later than 15 April, and remember to decline the place if it turns out you will not be taking the course or programme.
My apartment is subletted because I thought I would spend a semester abroad. Can the university help me find somewhere else to live?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, there are available rooms in Umeå, Uppsala and Alnarp.
Here is information about accommodation: https://student.slu.se/en/student-life/campuses/