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Study and internships abroad to resume in the spring term of 2021

In the spring of 2020, the university management decided to cancel all study abroad, including internships, for the autumn term of 2020, as a consequence of the COVID pandemic. The faculties at LiU have now made the assessment that it is possible to open for travel abroad for study or internships for the spring term of 2021. This will not apply to exchanges within the clinical placement system (VFU) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, which will not be allowed during the spring term.

Travel abroad for study or internships is permitted only if the following conditions are met:

  • The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has not advised that the country in question should not be visited.
  • The intended host institution or organisation is prepared to receive international students, and follows the regulations of the host country with respect to such visits.

Director of international affairs at LiU, Maria Engelmark, is happy about the restrictions being lifted.

“Several of LiU’s partner universities have indicated that they will open for visiting students, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has eased the travel restrictions. These two facts have contributed to the university management now opening again the possibility of travel abroad for study or internships.”

The situation can, of course, change rapidly, and it is therefore important that students who are planning to travel abroad for study or an internship set up a Plan B together with their study adviser, faculty programme director or an equivalent member of the university, in case the plans to travel must be cancelled at short notice. LiU will not pay compensation to students for additional costs, such as, the need to pay double rent or flight bookings that cannot be cancelled, if the exchange visit has to be cancelled.


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Last updated: 2020-09-29