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The University and COVID-19

The University of Gothenburg is following the Swedish Government's and Public Health Authority's recommendations regarding measures to reduce the spread of infections. For students, this mean that a large part of the studies is conducted digitally. All members of staff, who are able, work from home.

The University currently has limited opening hours for visitors, but we can help you with almost anything via phone or e-mail.

Sweden and the pandemic

The Swedish Government and Swedish authorities are following the spread of infection very carefully and are working hard to keep Sweden and its residents safe. Examples of measures taken include restriction of large gatherings, travel and recommendations regarding social distance. For current restrictions see for information from Swedish authorities:

The total number of individuals who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Sweden is being tracked at the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website, which is updated daily. 

On 6 February, a temporary travel ban to Sweden from all countries will be introduced, as well as a requirement for a negative Covid-19 test certificate for foreign citizens. There are exceptions to the rule. 

Autumn semester 2021

The pandemic will still affect society and hence also the University. During spring semester and summer the University continue to conduct most of its activities digitally and remotely.

New information - 7 June 2021

Vice-chancellor Eva Wiberg has decided on a shared plan for a gradual return to campus. Provided that the government's opening plan still stands, the ambition is for the University to be predominately campus-based again by October 2021 at the latest.

Plan for gradual return to campus is finalized

What applies to you will be communicated by the department or faculty, responsible for your course or programme. 

Contact your department if you haven't received information.

List of departments

The Swedish Migration Agency has announced that on campus studies will no longer be a requirement for approval of residence permits. That means that you can go ahead with the residence permit application, as soon as you have an admission result, and taken the other necessary steps. 


News articles about Covid-19

The University contributes with new knowledge around Covid-19 and how the pandemic affect our society.