How education will be carried out at Chalmers autumn 2021

Following the Government's plan for gradually phasing out restrictions, the Chalmers President has revised the decision regarding teaching on campus for the autumn semester. Teaching will be conducted in a hybrid format during study period 1. The goal is for students to have at least half of their scheduled time on campus during study period 1 and the goal for study period 2 is that all teaching will be conducted without restrictions.

Updated 17 June 2021

From the autumn semester following applies to all education at Chalmers:

  • During the study period 1 (30 August–31 October 2021) the teaching at Chalmers continues to be carried out in a hybrid format with the distribution between digital and campus-based teaching. The goal is for students to have at least half of their scheduled time on campus, depending on current restrictions and recommendations​.

  • During study period 2 (1 November–16 January 2022) the goal is that all teaching will be conducted without restrictions.

  • During the academic year 2020/2021, there have been opportunities for deviations from the syllabus with regard to examination forms. This possibility remains even during study period 1. Ordinary management of this process, with formal requests required for changes to the syllabus, will apply again from study period 2.​

  • As teaching will be conducted on campus to the extent permitted by restrictions and recommendations, all students, including international master’s students, must be prepared to participate in campus studies throughout the semester. This means that it will not be possible to start distance learning during the autumn semester 2021.

  • Depending on current restrictions and recommendations, all students will be given the opportunity to have campus-based education, but if priorities between different groups of students need to be made, first year students will be prioritised.

  • Chalmers accepts students for exchange studies if it follows the guidelines from the student's home university. Do you have questions about exchange studies, please contact your CIM-coordinator​.

  • Guidelines for how examinations will be conducted during the autumn semester will be made in a special decision no later than August 2021. Depending on how the pandemic situation develops, it may change before each new study period. 
    The following applies for exams until 29 August 2021.

Reimbursement of tuition fees

International master’s students who have paid tuition fees for the autumn semester  2021, but who, due to prevailing circumstances, wish to resign from their place of study, may have this tuition fee reimbursed. An application for a refund must have been received by Chalmers no later than the start of the semester, 30 August 2021.
Read more about the conditions for reimbursement​

Decisions are subjects to change 

Please note that the current decisions about the education in the autumn semester can change due to external circumstances. 
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Practical questions about remote education

Is there anything in that I should think about regarding remote learning?
As a student, you are responsible for your own study situation and it is important that you establish good routines and a functioning structure for your homework, and that you take advantage of the information and instructions which are being continuously updated on websites and platforms.

Studentportalen has tips on how to make your studies work as smoothly as possible. The Study Counsellor for your programme can also support you in this situation and is available on weekdays via email or phone. Contact information can be found here.

What if I miss other forms of compulsory assessments because I get sick?
The same rules apply as for courses on campus. That is, if you miss compulsory assessments due to illness, you need to compensate for them later. Contact your examiner to discuss further if this occurs. You as a student must promptly inform the university via​ if you have been on campus in a teaching situation and within 24 hours afterwards experience symptoms of covid-19. Tell which course you are studying at the time of the possible infection.

I don't have my own computer, what should I do?
As a student with a pass card, you can use the computer labs on campus as usual.

I need special programs to continue my course, that I do not have on my personal computer, what should I do?
The computer labs on campus are open and you can work there if you need to. You can also connect to the Chalmers student computers remotely so that you can access software from home.

There are also several software programs that you can download and install on your own computer, see more at Studentportalen / Contact / IT support / Software.

Use student computers from home:

StuDAT Windows
StuDAT Linux

Does my insurance apply when I study remotely?
Personal injury insurance for students, which is  an accident insurance that you, as a student, are covered by during school hours/internships in Sweden, does not apply if you study or participate in online education from home, at city libraries and so on. For accidents at home, you must have your own home insurance.

For students who are covered by one of the policies Student IN / FAS / FAS plus and choose to stay in Sweden and participate in distance education, the insurance applies as usual. If you want to cancel your studies or participate in distance education from your home country, the trip to your home country is not covered. You are also not covered by any insurance from the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency in your home country, even if you conduct remote study at a Swedish college or university.

What tools should we as students use to collaborate?
Chalmers has no specific recommendations here. It is possible to form groups in Canvas and also use Microsoft Teams​, which contains many functions for sharing information, having digital meetings and communicating. You can log in with your Chalmers account. It is also possible to use other communication and collaboration platforms which are available.

May teachers record livestreamed lectures and publish it on Canvas? 

Recording a lecture constitute personal data processing if a student risks being included picture or having their speech recorded. To minimize the risks of personal data being spread without a student's approval, the lecturer should start by telling them that the lecture will be recorded and that those who do not want to risk being caught on picture / sound may turn off their camera and ask any questions via chat instead of by speech. The filmed lecture may only be shared in a closed Canvas room open only to the course participants and may not be used in future teaching (eg. if the lecture were to be given online another time). The filmed lecture must also be deleted after the course is completed.​​


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