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Fall 2021 update on SSE Corona information for new students

Welcome all new students! The fall semester kicks off in hybrid mode - edition fall 2021. All students are strongly recommended to be present in Stockholm for the semester start. The introduction week has been adjusted and will be taking place on-campus, as well as some courses and course elements during the fall.

Fall semester will kick off in hybrid mode - edition fall 2021

We aim for a full return to campus as soon as circumstances allow, but the fall semester will kick off in hybrid mode. The use of face masks is not mandatory on SSE campus, but we welcome everyone who would like to wear one out of their own choice.

Education at SSE during the first teaching period (August 30 through October 15) will be either hybrid (a combination of online and on-campus) or fully online, depending on courses. Some courses and course elements may be conducted only on-campus.

The SSE fall semester starts on August 30 and for first-year students on all program levels, the introduction week takes place August 23-29. Students are strongly recommended to be present in Stockholm for both the introduction week and the fall semester as we are planning to resume campus-based education as much and quickly as possible under current restrictions.

Recommendations for people entering Sweden from abroad

Anyone entering Sweden from outside the Nordic countries is advised to get tested on arrival. If you enter Sweden from a so-called third country, you may also need to self-isolate for seven days after your arrival. Please read carefully on the Public Health Authority homepage what corona travel recommendations are applicable to your situation.

Campus conduct and hygiene regulations

SSE follows the recommendations of the Swedish authorities. We are monitoring the situation and will update our regulations according to the latest directives. The SSE campus will stay open, but with firm restrictions on conduct while on the premises. To avoid contagion, the Stockholm School of Economics urges everyone to follow our hygiene regulations:

  • Physical distancing is at the heart of our corona strategy to secure a safe environment for all while on campus. Keep physical distance to other people. This applies across the entire campus.
  • It is prohibited to visit the SSE premises if you have any cold or flu symptoms at all. Students are advised that infringement of this decision will constitute a disciplinary offence under the Disciplinary Regulations.
  • Avoid all unnecessary physical contact, like hugs and handshakes.
  • Wash your hands frequently and use the antibacterial gel provided.
  • Cough/sneeze into your arm and avoid touching your face.

As an extra preventative measure, we have increased our cleaning routines, and there is antibacterial gel in all restrooms and other public campus areas.


Swedish COVID-19 vaccinations started in December 2020. Vaccination helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. It is therefore important that a lot of people choose to get vaccinated. You will find information on how to get vaccinated here.

If you do not have a personal identity number (personnummer), you can contact a healthcare centre (vårdcentral) for an appointment. Please find your closest healthcare centre here.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is free of charge.

Residence Permits

New non-EU students are welcome to apply for the residence permits as usual and can be granted one providing they fulfill the requirements for it, and if SSE intends to conduct the studies on campus in fall 2021. The Swedish Migration Board always provides a margin of 14 days before the start and end of the program for the student to decide on the arrival and departure date (so planning of the eventual self-isolation is possible if needed).

Tuition Fees

SSE will not alter the tuition fee for students from non-European countries. Refunds policy: If the student is impeded from participating in the program and exceptional grounds exist, the decision on the eventual refund is taken by the President.

Deferral of Studies

In accordance with our Student Handbook, the current uncertainties in the study/work situation are not grounds for postponing the offer to the next year. Deferrals are approved if exceptional grounds exist. Examples are hospital stay, the death of a family member, parental leave, or an illness that prevents the student over a long period from completing her or his studies. Employment, the responsibilities incumbent upon the student, or uncertainty due to COVID-19 are not considered exceptional grounds.