Frequently asked questions - Covid-19

The start of the autumn semester 2020

How will the education be conducted for master’s students this autumn?  

The teaching in the autumn will be carried out with a mixture of campus-based and remote education with some parts on campus and some parts online, in order to adapt to the current situation where social distancing has to be considered.

Is it safe to come to Sweden in the autumn? 

Chalmers adheres to guidelines from the Swedish government and the Public Health Authorities. There is currently no lock-down in Sweden, but people are recommended to practice social distancing and work from home when possible.  

Does Chalmers expect me to be in Gothenburg when the semester begins?

Yes, but you will be able to take part in the education online if you are having difficulties arriving at Chalmers in time for the start of the semester. We encourage you to come to Chalmers at your earliest convenience. 

When should I apply for my residence permit? 

The processing time for a residence permit at the Swedish Migration Agency may be delayed due to the pandemic, so make sure to apply for a residence permit as soon as possible. Even if you currently see difficulties in arriving to Gothenburg at the start of the semester. Read more about applying for a residence permit here

Kindly note, once we switch back to full campus-based studies it is important that you have your residence permit in place. In the unlikely event that you would not be granted a residence permit by the Swedish Migration Agency, you would not be able to continue your studies. 

General information regarding the residence permit is available on the Swedish Migration Agency's website. Corona related information from the Swedish Migration Agency can also be found on their website.

Can I come to Chalmers once my home country no longer applies travel restrictions?

As you might be aware, there is currently an entry ban to Sweden, but as of 4 July, it doesn’t apply for students. If you are having difficulties arriving at Chalmers in time for the start of the semester you will be able to take part of the education online, but we encourage you to come to Chalmers at your earliest convenience. Keep yourself updated on the page for your country on Sweden Abroad​ by inserting the country you currently live in. 

Will my chances to find accommodation be affected by Covid-19?

Your chances to find accommodation will not be affected by Covid-19. The process for finding accommodation remains the same for both fee-paying and non-fee-paying students.
Fee-paying students should have received information regarding accommodation by email after paying their tuition fees. Non-fee-paying students can start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. 

What happens to my accommodation guarantee if I can't arrive at Chalmers in time for the beginning of the semester?

The accommodation guarantee remains valid for fee-paying students for the duration of the autumn semester, provided that you let us know when you will arrive at least one month in advance. If you have any questions about accommodation, contact​.

Will written examinations be conducted at campus or digitally during the autumn semester?

Decisions on how the autumn semester exams can be conducted will be made by before mid-September.​ 

When will Chalmers resume with campus-only teaching?

Chalmers is continuously following the development of the Covid-19 pandemic. If the situation should change, our guidelines on how education should be held could change.

Information about Covid-19 from Swedish authorities

Keep yourself updated about the current Covid-19 situation in Sweden with information from:

Medical healthcare and Insurance

Will I be able to get healthcare in Sweden? 

Yes. If you are a student and you become registered in Sweden, you are entitled to medical care subject to the same terms and conditions as other people who are resident in the country. To become registered in the country, you must study for more than one year. A standard patient fee to visit the doctor in Gothenburg costs between 100-300 SEK. 


Published: Mon 31 Aug 2020.