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Coronavirus – Information for outbound students

This page includes information in regards to the current pandemic for students planning or participating in an exchange from Stockholm University.

For information in Swedish

Stockholm University's information for students and staff about the coronavirus can be found here:

The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) advices against non-essential travel to all countries outside of EU/EEA, the Schengen area and Great Britain until 31 January 2021. For countries within EU/EEA and Schengen there are some that are listed at the same level of advice against non-essential travel until 16 December 2020 and some that are exempted. Follow the updates and find the countries listed on the following link to the Swedish Foreign Ministry webpage (in Swedish):

This page was updated on 3 December 2020.
New information is marked "New!
Updated information is marked "Updated!"

Before your exchange/mobility abroad

New entry on 5 November 2020

We do not know what the situation will be in the spring semester 2021 in terms of the Foreign Ministry's advice or in the countries where we have partner universities. Students who have been nominated for exchange studies in the spring semester 2021 should stay in touch with their exchange coordinator in case the exchange/mobility is cancelled and apply for back-up courses at Stockholm University for the spring semester 2021. Late applications will open on 15 December on /

It is important to keep up to date through regular contact with the exchange coordinator, either at their department or the Student Services (if the student's exchange studies is organised through a central agreement).

Central agreements (exchange/mobility through Student Services)

Students who have an exchange planned for the spring semester 2021, where it is either cancelled by the partner university or based on the uncertain situation might not be able to travel for their exchange, may defer their exchange to the autumn semester 2021. Please contact your international coordinator at Student Services if you have not received the email with this information. Note that you need to notify your international coordinator at Student Services at the latest by 15 December of your decision to defer.

Updated on 5 November, 2020.

Find specific information regarding Eramus+ scholarship application and regulations on the following links:

For questions regarding Eramus+ scholarship application, force majeure, etc please contact

Updated entry on 5 November, 2020.

Am I eligible for the Nordplus/Nordlys Scholarship when the courses begin online? 

The Nordplus/Nordlys Scholarship is only granted for physical mobility under the current terms. 

Updated entry on 5 November, 2020.

All outbound exchange students from Stockholm University are covered by the Student UT insurance by Kammarkollegiet.

Student UT applies only in the country where the exchange is taking place.

Students studying online courses outside of the country in which their exchange should take place are neither covered by Student UT nor by the State personal injury insurance. Kammarkollegiet recommends that students buy their own insurance.

If you have questions, please contact the Kammarkollegiet at the following email:

In case of personal injury, accidents, changed safety conditions, etc during your exchange/mobility abroad in which you need immediate assistance please contact Falck Global Assistance.

Stay updated about the developments regionally both before and during your period abroad via the travel information of the Swedish embassy on Sweden Abroad or in the app UD Resklar, as well as to sign up to the list for swedes (svensklistan) in the country.

  • The emergency number to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +46 8 405 5005

During your exchange/mobility abroad

Updated on 5 November, 2020.

Find specific information regarding Eramus+ scholarship application and regulations on the following links:

For questions regarding Eramus+ scholarship application, force majeure, etc please contact

Updated 5 November, 2020
See the information under the headline: Insurance Student UT

Student organizations in Europe are happy to provide on-site support and assistance to international students. Students located in another European country can contact local student organizations with any questions, such as about studies and rights, or if help is needed in contact with healthcare and authorities (eg if something needs to be translated).

  • The European Students Union (ESU) has a database of contact information for its member organizations and possibly specific information regarding the Coronavirus. The list is constantly updated.

Find the ESU-list of its member oganizations here.

  • The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is located at universities across Europe and is happy to help those students who need support.

Here is a list of national and local ESN sections.

  • Even in countries outside Europe, it may be possible to contact national or local student organizations for support and advice.
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