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For newly admitted students

Have you newly been admitted to any of our BSc, MSc or PhD programs and are you currently wondering how COVID-19 might affect the start of your studies? This page helps you to get an update about the upcoming fall semester, residence permits, housing, and other important topics. Please note that this page is regularly being updated.

Residence permits

New non-EU students are welcome to apply for the residence permits as usual and can be granted one providing they fulfil the requirements for it, and if SSE intends to conduct the studies on campus in the fall 2020. 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 14 days self-isolation is possible if needed). 

The question of biometrics differs from country to country in terms of the possibilities for this. This lies in the hands of the applicant and the local embassy, and the Swedish Migration Board has no solution to the biometrics issue today. We cooperate closely with all other Swedish universities around these issues and are in close contact with authorities. If you want to read more about the application process for residence permits, click here. We hope to have more detailed information soon. 

Tuition fees

SSE will not alter the tuition fee for students from non-European countries.

Deferment 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. 


We are currently evaluating how to best support international students who require housing through SSE and will get back shortly with more detailed information. Feel free to check out our housing page as well.

Student Exchange

SSE will welcome incoming exchange students to Stockholm in the fall 2020. We are also doing our utmost to support those of our outgoing exchange students for whom it is still possible to go through with an on-campus exchange. Many of our partner universities around the world, however, have cancelled their exchange programs. Some of them will offer online exchange programs instead. For some outgoing Master students it may be possible to postpone their exchanges. Those of our Bachelor students who cannot travel and have not been offered a virtual exchange program, we are supporting with an alternative study path on campus at SSE. If you have questions regarding your exchange, please contact: SSEExchange@hhs.se


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