Catch up on the latest updates about the pandemic for prospective students. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Corona updates for prospective students

Are you planning to commence master's studies at Chalmers in the autumn 2021? The application, admission and tuition fee process remains unaffected by the ongoing pandemic.

At the current moment, we cannot predict the level of spread of the coronavirus, or for how long the national and regional restrictions will remain in place. What we do know is that the spread of infection is currently moving in a positive direction in Sweden and that the vaccination rate is increasing steadily. As soon as the national and regional restrictions are lifted, our goal is to gradually return to more on-campus teaching.

The following applies to all education at Chalmers for Autumn 2021:

  • Teaching at Chalmers will be carried out in a hybrid format during study period 1 (30 August–31 October 2021) with the distribution between digital and campus-based teaching depending on prevailing restrictions and recommendations. Our aim is that you will spend at least half of your scheduled time on campus during study period 1.
  • As far as teaching is concerned, the limit on the number of students in classrooms will be lifted and they can again be used at their specified capacity from 29 September, 2021.
  • The plan for study period 2 (1 November 2021–16 January 2022)​ is that all teaching can be conducted without restrictions.
  • All students, including international master’s students, must be prepared to participate in on-campus studies throughout the semester.
  • This means that it will not be possible to start distance learning during the autumn semester 2021.
  • Chalmers accepts students for exchange studies if the student's home university allows it.

Vaccination in Sweden

You do not have to be a Swedish citizen to get a vaccine against Covid-19 in Sweden. Everyone who lives or permanently stays in Sweden will be offered vaccination, in the order of priority recommended by the Swedish Public Health Agency. The vaccination against Covid-19 is free of cost. 
Please note that when vaccination is offered for your group, you must book a time to receive your first dose of the vaccination yourself. Region Västra Götaland will provide more information on when and how to do so in the link below.
Read more about the vaccination in Västra Götaland

If you can't make it to Chalmers by the start of the semester

Reimbursement of tuition fees due to Covid-19

Fee-paying international students who have paid tuition fees for the autumn semester 2021 but who, due to current circumstances, wish to resign their place of study can receive a refund. An application for reimbursement must be received by Chalmers no later than the beginning of the semester, 30 August 2021. Send your application for reimbursement to


The pandemic is not a valid reason for deferment, however it may be a valid reason for a refund (prior to the start of the semester). If you have been offered a scholarship administrated by Chalmers, the scholarship itself cannot be ​deferred. If the deferment is approved, you may re-apply for a scholarship with no priority.

Student-generated content about the pandemic

Here you will be able to find blogs and videos made by our international student ambassadors about how their studies at Chalmers have been affected by the Corona outbreak.


Important information from Swedish authorities

Keep yourself updated about the current Corona situation in Sweden and the travelling restrictions for Sweden by following the links below:

Page manager Published: Thu 23 Sep 2021.