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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, 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 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, 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, death of a family member, parental leave or an illness which 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.

Student Exchange

SSE will welcome incoming exchange students to Stockholm and at SSE in the fall semester 2021. SSE is doing its utmost to support exchange students who would like to be in Stockholm and at SSE for studies. SSE is a higher education institution (HEI) that works to conduct on-campus education. SSE believes that knowledge spreads and grows when peer students meet to exchange theoretical and empirical ideas to tackle societal challenges. This is the utmost goal of a HEI like SSE. SSE will strive to have the campus open for students and classrooms for lectures. At the same time SSE respects and complains with all regulations and instructions that public health authorities announce to keep the society resilient to the pandemic and to keep our students safe.

Semester Start

All newly admitted students are invited to a social, eventful and informative introduction week on our campus. Our hope and aim is to welcome all students physically on campus, but in these uncertain times we are not yet able to give any answers on what this year’s semester start in August will look like. We do, however, recommend you to make your plans so that you will be present in Stockholm for the start of the semester. The Stockholm School of Economics will adapt the introduction week depending on the recommendations and decisions taken by the Swedish government and authorities. If we have to make adjustments to the pandemic, we aim to repeat the introduction week of last year, where students could meet on campus in smaller groups, while respecting social distance. We would also offer outdoor and digital events to a larger extent than normally. Further information and details will be given closer to the semester start. We are looking forward to welcoming you to SSE in August!



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