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FAQs due to the coronavirus pandemic

We hope that the strictest restrictions are now a thing of the past and that the university can begin to open up. We will continue to follow the advice and recommendations issued by the authorities and adapt our activities accordingly. The university has produced a list of FAQs for current and prospective students about the coronavirus and its effects on your studies.

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The autumn semester is fast approaching and Södertörn University is planning for on-campus teaching in the autumn, although some programmes may retain elements of remote learning. Your timetable will show you what apples to you. Of course, we are also prepared to reset and return to remote teaching if necessary, and we follow the recommendations of the authorities. Just how the return to campus teaching will be organised is not yet finalised, but we will be providing continual updates to general information at Student - Södertörns högskola External link.. More specific information will be published on SH-StudyWeb.

General information for students will be available on an ongoing basis via Student - Södertörns högskola External link.. Specific information for your course or programme will be published on SH-StudyWeb. If you cannot find the answer to your questions, you can contact Infocenter ( Include the name of your course or programme, so that Infocenter can forward your question to the right unit.

No, from 12:00 on 23 December 2020, students will not have access to university premises, with the exception of the library where you may conduct independent study. Physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres must always be maintained. Group work and meetings are not permitted. Similarly, staff who do not have to be on site are asked to work from home.

Opening hours vary between units at the university, so please check the relevant webpage for their opening hours. To see when Infocenter is open, visit Infocenter’s webpage. For the library, go to their webpage with their opening hours. In general, the university will open to students on 16 August, with normal opening hours of 06.00-24.00.

In the autumn semester, sitting written exams on campus will again be possible. Some courses may still use remote examination formats instead of written, on-campus exams. Stay updated about what applies to you via SH-StudyWeb or contact your course/subject.

One change for this autumn is that it is no longer possible to register late for written exams, i.e. after the registration period has ended. Read more in the news article about “Changes to routines for written examinations”, Changes to routines for written examinations - Södertörns högskola External link.

The library is reopening for students with keycards on 8 August. It will be open on weekdays, 08.30-15.00, and will open to the public on 23 August. All the relevant information is available at Information from the library due to the Corona virus outbreak - Södertörns högskola External link.

No, some courses and programmes will have face to face teaching on campus. Please check your timetable to see what applies to you, either in your courseroom on SH-StudyWeb or using the search function for timetables.

Foreign placements or field studies in countries to which the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against travel cannot be granted or begin.

For exchange studies to take place in the autumn semester of 2021, the conditions are:

  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs does not advise against travel to that country
  • The receiving country has open borders
  • The host university is receiving students

Please contact our international officers if you have questions about your exchange studies.

Södertörn University is planning for face to face teaching from the autumn semester of 2021. Incoming exchange students who have been admitted to Södertörn University can conduct their exchange and study on campus at Södertörn University. If the situation changes due to the pandemic, some courses may be offered remotely. For a student to be able to come to Sweden, their home country must have open borders and their home university must give their approval for studying abroad, depending on the pandemic situation.

Please contact our international officers if you have questions about exchange studies.

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