Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and 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 September 11.

Malmö University conducts education digitally and on campus autumn semester 2020

The University is conducting education on campus and digitally until January 18. This is to uphold its high quality standard in education whilst maintaining social distancing. The focus is to teach digitally, however, exemptions can be made for teaching and examinations that require physical attendance, if deemed necessary to ensure quality in the education.

This means that: 

  • teaching and exams will mainly be conducted using digital solutions.
  • exceptions can be given for teaching and examinations that require physical attendance, if deemed necessary to ensure quality in the education. If you are a current student you will receive more information about what applies to your programme or course via Canvas.
  • the form of teaching, from digital platforms to teaching in the University’s premises, might be subject to change during the semester. This means that students need to be prepared to be on site with short notice should a transition from one teaching form to another take place.

Digital teaching, student services and support

Find information about digital teaching, student services and support here

Accessing university buildings

The University has limited opening hours and the number of study places on university premises is limited. As a student, you can access several of the university's buildings with your Multicard and code. 

Frequently asked questions

Digital teaching means that the University premises will be closed or have limited opening hours, and that staff are asked to work from home when possible. Until January 18, teaching and exams will be conducted digitally, with some exceptions. 

All international students have medical insurance coverage.

More information about your health insurance is available here

Teaching and exams will be conducted remotely, as far as possible. 

Exemptions can be granted for teaching and examining elements that require physical attendance if they are deemed necessary to ensure the quality and progression of such education. All exemptions must follow current recommendations from the Public Health Agency to reduce the spread of infection. 

How are students kept informed about the situation?

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.

What is the University doing to prevent the spread of infection on its premises?

This autumn, teaching is conducted both digitally and on campus. To comply with directives from authorities we have taken a number of measures. Among other things, the number of study places in University premises are limited.

To avoid spreading the infection, it is important that you follow the instructions which will be placed around University buildings and, if you have even mild symptoms, you are to stay home.

I’m doing my exchange studies/internship abroad in spring 2021, will I be able to go?

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 spring semester in case anything should happen.

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.

I'm on exchange right now in a country with an outbreak of the coronavirus is. What applies to me?

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

I am on exchange studies/an internship abroad, what are the terms and conditions regarding my insurance through Malmö University?

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

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 UT during that time. In this case you need to arrange for private insurance.

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

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

Corona – questions and answers from Kammarkollegiet 

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

I am currently on/am going on Erasmus+ exchange studies or an Erasmus+ internship. What are the conditions regarding the scholarship?

All students who were on Erasmus+ exchange studies/internship in spring 2020 have received information by e-mail.

For students leaving on Erasmus+ exchange studies/internship from autumn semester 2020, 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

General recommendations to students

  • The Public Health Agency states that it is important anyone with symptoms, including mild symptoms, limit physical contact where infection can be transmitted. 

Malmö University is following the updates and recommendations from The MFA and The Public Health Agency.