During the outbreak of COVID-19, the University is following the updates and recommendations from the Public Health Agency. Keep updated on how the pandemic is affecting Malmö University. This content was updated on October 8.

Stay safe and prevent the spread of infection

Stay home and get tested if you experience symptoms of COVID-19. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and also if you had a COVID-19 infection more than six months ago. Make sure to wash your hands regularly. 

Getting tested for COVID-19 (1177.se)

Vaccination against COVID-19

By getting vaccinated, you are more likely to avoid serious illness or death due to COVID-19. It also helps reduce the spread of the coronavirus. You do not have to be a Swedish citizen to get vaccinated.

Vaccination against COVID-19 and how to book an appointment (1177.se)

International students can also visit Vårdcentralen Granen in central Malmö. Call ahead and book an appointment, or go to one of their drop-in sessions 13, 27 October, and 10, 24 November 10.00–15.00 (closed for lunch).

Drop-in vaccination at Niagara

On 26–28 October MACC Scandinavia will be at Niagara to provide COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who wants to receive their first or second dose. Vaccination is free of charge. Both students and visitors are welcome in auditorium B1, Niagara building (ground level), Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 10.00–14.00.

You will need to show your ID and preferably a vaccination certificate, in case you already had your first dose. Please note that students without a Swedish identification number will not receive a digital vaccination certificate, only hard copy.

Planned gradual return to education on campus autumn semester 2021

Based on the Swedish Public Health Agency's general advice, Malmö University plans to gradually return to full operation on campus during autumn semester 2021 in two steps.

  • Until November 7, Malmö University will offer a combination of on-campus and digital teaching. Teaching will be conducted digitally where the University deems it to be appropriate, for example in larger student groups and situations where it’s not possible to keep social distance.
  • From November 8, the University’s education and examination is planned to gradually be offered on campus according to normal facility capacity. However, a large part of the English-taught educations will be offered digitally throughout the autumn semester.

Accessing university buildings

The University is open during office hours and group rooms are open for reservations again. Limitations are still effective for the Faculty of Odontology and the Klerken building.

As a student, you can access several of the university's buildings with your Multicard and code. 

Opening hours for the University buildings

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19?

An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours before the person shows any symptoms or tests positive.

Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19 and it has been at least two weeks since the last dose?

  • If you feel healthy, you can attend classes as usual
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get tested.

Have you had COVID-19 in the last six months?

  • If you feel healthy, you can attend classes as usual.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home as long as the symptoms persist. 

Are you not vaccinated and have not had COVID-19 in the last six months?

  • Get tested as soon as possible after you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, even if you don't have symptoms. You should also get tested again 5 days after you have been exposed to the person with COVID-19.
  • If 4 days have already passed before you can test yourself, it is enough to test yourself on the fifth day after you were exposed to the person with COVID-19.
  • If it has been more than 7 days since you were exposed to the person with COVID-19, you do not need to test yourself, but you should be alert to any symptoms. If you have symptoms, stay home and order a test for COVID-19 right away.
  • You must follow specific recommendations for 7 days after you may have been infected.

Read more on the Public Health Agency website

All international students have medical insurance coverage.

More information about your health insurance is available here

Digital teaching means that the University premises might be closed or have limited opening hours. For many courses and programmes, all or much of the teaching will be carried out online using digital tools. Much of the student services are accessible online. 

Digital teaching, student services and support

As a student at a Swedish university or university college, a personal injury insurance is available that covers your time at school and your journey to and from school. This insurance is free for all students.

When participating in your studies from home, you are not covered by the personal injury insurance from Kammarkollegiet. Instead, you are referred to your home insurance.

You are covered by the insurance during the times if you have lectures or other mandatory parts on campus.

Incoming exchange students

The personal injury insurance covers incoming exchange students that are physically in Sweden, even if the student is undertaking distance studies. If the student is undertaking the exchange studies from another country than Sweden, then the insurance does not provide coverage.

 In your schedule, you can find all occasions, meaning both classes conducted on campus and classes taught online. If your class is carried out online, there will be no lecture hall displayed in the schedule. If you are uncertain about your schedule, you can contact the course coordinator via Canvas.

 

Education on university premises

Malmö University is gradually opening up to full activity on campus, but some exams will continue to be take-home exams during the autumn semester of 2021. The schedule for the autumn semester remains even after 29 September. You will know if it's a sit-in exam if "On campus" is shown in your online schedule.

The University is constantly adapting its activities to make sure that teaching and examination can be carried out in a safe manner. The adjustments for sit-in exams due to COVID-19 will be removed after 29 September. However, students can pick up face masks from the exam moderators. Hand sanitizer is available in public areas, and when you take a digital exam you may disinfect your keyboard.

During autumn semester 2021, teaching is conducted both digitally and on campus. 

To avoid spreading the infection, you should stay at home when showing even the slightest symptoms of illness. Please be mindful of others and avoid crowding.

The University is open during office hours and group rooms are open for reservations again. Faculty of Odontology and the building Klerken will be exempted. As a student, you can access several of the university's buildings with your Multicard and code. 

To avoid spreading the infection, you should stay at home when showing even the slightest symptoms of illness. 

Teaching and examining elements require physical attendance if they are deemed necessary to ensure the quality and progression of such education. 

The general adjustments for students in at-risk groups have been removed as of 29 September. If you have questions or concerns regarding your studies you can contact the study and career advisor at your faculty or department. 

Contact the study and career advisor at your faculty 

 

The adjustments for sit-in exams due to COVID-19 have been removed as of 29 September. However, students can pick up face masks from the exam moderators. Hand sanitizer is available in public areas, and when you take a digital exam you may disinfect your keyboard.

The general adjustments for students in at-risk groups have been removed as of 29 September. If you have questions or concerns regarding your studies you can contact the study and career advisor at your faculty or department. 

Contact the study and career advisor at your faculty 

All information about the coronavirus from Malmö University directed to students can be found on this page. If you have questions about your course, please contact your course coordinator or equivalent.

Internships and studies abroad

Follow the advice and recommendations that you receive from your host university/your host organisation and stay updated through local authorities, the WHO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency. 

The situation may change with short notice and your host university might decide not to accept exchange students, or your internship may be cancelled.

Always apply for courses in Malmö as a back-up for the autumn and spring semester in case anything would happen. Accept your notification of admission even if you expect to be able to complete the exchange studies/internship abroad as planned.

If you are offered to do your exchange or your internship virtually as distance studies, contact your International Coordinator in order to make sure that it may be transferred into your studies.

Follow the advice and recommendations you receive from the host university and stay updated through local authorities, WHO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Health Agency. 

You are also welcome to contact internationaloffice@mau.se

All outgoing exchange students and students doing an internship abroad are covered by the insurance ‘Student OUT’ through Kammarkollegiet. The insurance is only valid in the country where your host university/internship organization/company is situated.

From 1 July, 2021 the Student OUT insurance does not apply in countries where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travels. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to a specific area in a country, the insurance does not apply in that part of the country. The advice against travels should be in place at the time of your travels for the insurance not to be valid. If you started your travels before the advice against travels, you are covered by the insurance for a maximum of 30 days when the advice applies. During this time you are expected to travel back to Sweden. If your domicile is in a country other than Sweden, the insurance can reimburse travel there. More information about the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advice against travels can be found on the Governmental offices website (in Swedish).

If you choose to study from another country than your host country, or if you return to Sweden or another country and continue to study/do your internship as distance studies you are not covered by Kammarkollegiet’s Student OUT during that time. In this case you need to arrange for private insurance.

For the terms and conditions of the Student OUT insurance please see Kammarkollegiet’s website.

Information about the student insurance “Swedish State’s Insurance during Education abroad”

If you need to make an insurance claim please contact the International Office at internationaloffice@mau.se

The European Commission has somewhat revised the conditions for the scholarship during the current pandemic. The conditions now state that students may receive a scholarship for the period in which the student participates in physical mobility. It is the time that the student spends in the host country, not the format of teaching, that will be the basis for the calculation of the scholarship.

A student that does physical mobility, i.e. studies in the host country whether it is virtually or on campus, will be eligible for the scholarship. A student that studies virtually, from another country than the host country, will not be eligible for the scholarship.

Your exchange can be a mix of virtual (virtual studies from another country than your host country) and physical in your host country. In case of a mixed exchange then the scholarship would only be allocated for the physical exchange.

Affected students will be contacted directly in case of any changes regarding the conditions of the scholarship.

Do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus+ coordinator for any questions in connection to your scholarship.

Contact Erasmus+ coordinator Rebecca Arklöf

Contact

If you have questions about how the pandemic affects your study situation, you are welcome to contact student@mau.se

More information about the coronavirus

Students are encouraged to keep informed by following these web pages:

Guidance for international students outside EU/EES due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic

Get tested if you experience symptoms 

Stay home and get tested if you experience symptoms of COVID-19. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and also if you had a COVID-19 infection more than six months ago.

About testing and vaccination for COVID-19 (1177.se)