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Due to the coronavirus Covid-19. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions for those who planned to travel abroad in the spring semester 2021.

Questions and answers about the corona virus

Questions and answers
about the corona virus

Due to the coronavirus Covid-19. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions for those who planned to travel abroad in the spring semester 2021.


Why does MDH not allow exchange studies during spring 2021?

For the autumn semester 2020, a decision was made to not allow physical mobility. In the current pandemic, with the recommendations that exist and due to the uncertain world situation with the spread of infection, the situation generally looks the same for the spring semester. Initially during the autumn semester, there was a reduced spread of infection both in Sweden and in the countries which MDH has exchange agreements. But now there is a new wave of the spread of infection with increased uncertainty about a number of societal functions as a result. MDH does not want to contribute to the spread of the infection, in Sweden or abroad, and at the same time avoid that students could fall ill in other countries and not have the opportunity to return to Sweden. The same applies to situations where entire cities or countries are shut down in "lock downs" at short notice where students may have difficulty getting a functioning everyday life, maintaining their studies or getting back to Sweden.

I have planned to do my VFU / internship / field study abroad, can I go?

No, the university does not allow physical mobility in the spring semester of 2021.

Can I postpone my exchange studies to the next academic year (2021/2022)?

No. But you can apply for exchange studies for this period without being affected by having already been granted an exchange place.

Can I get compensation from Kammarkollegiet or MDH for costs such as air tickets, visas and accommodation now when the exchange is cancelled?

No, the insurance does not cover these expenses.

If I cannot study abroad via MDH, can I arrange to study abroad on my own?

We recommend that you refrain from arranging studies abroad on your own. Students who study abroad on their own are not covered by the insurance from Kammarkollegiet.

Since the university does not allow physical mobility during the spring semester 2021, international coordinators / study counselors / program coordinators / others at the schools are not allowed to approve study plans for students studying abroad on their own during the spring semester 2021.

If I can't study abroad, can I take my degree if it requires study abroad as a part of it?

Contact your study counselor to discuss your situation.

More information

For more information about exchange studies, please contact your international coordinator.

School of Business, Society and Engineering, EST est-international@mdh.se

School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, HVV hvv-international@mdh.se

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, IDT idt-international@mdh.se

School of Education, Culture and Communication, UKK ukk-international@mdh.se

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