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COVID-19, information for students

In order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, Kristianstad University is constantly monitoring the situation. We are following the authorities' recommendations and continually adjusting our activities accordingly. Changes can be made at short notice. Stay up to date on information from your teachers in the learning platform Canvas, the course schedule and in the Student portal. 

It is important that you follow the Public Health Agency's recommendations and the University's guidelines. Everyone should be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19. If you suspect you have COVID-19, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people.

Help reduce the spread of infection

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell.
  • Keep away from others and avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Read the information on the Public Health Agency’s website.

Vaccination for international students

Vaccination is an effective way of avoiding serious illness or death due to the COVID-19. Vaccination also helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. International students have the opportunity to get vaccinated for free. Find out more at 1177.

Tuition on Campus or online?

During the last year most of the education at Kristianstad University has been online. We hope to return to more campus activities during the autumn. The autumn semester 2021 starts according to the hybrid model that is already in progress, with a mixture of campus and digital teaching, and we are planning for a gradual return to campus. 

The hybrid model means that part of the teaching that is normally on campus may takes place online. However, there are elements that cannot be completed digitally, which need to be completed on campus to maintain quality and ensure that you as a student receive a good education. 

Your course schedule tells which elements are carried out on campus or digitally. As a student, you need to keep a close eye on your schedule as it may be changed.

If you have questions about your specific study programme or course, please contact your programme director or course coordinator.

Changes in the planning take place on the basis of current recommendations from the authorities.

Start and end times for campus lectures

Tuition on Campus has been planned so that students have breaks at different times. It is important that we all take responsibility and respect the given times to avoid crowding.

Written exams on Campus

Only 1/2 of the capacity in the examination halls is used. The largest and most airy halls in several different houses are primarily used.

Hand sanitizer is available in both halls and corridors.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are not allowed to participate in a written exam on campus. If you do so, and do not leave campus on request, it can lead to a report to the University's disciplinary board.

Public areas and services

To avoid crowding, tuition has been planned so that students have breaks at different times. It is important that we all take responsibility and respect the given times.

Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings in corridors and rooms is not allowed. 

There are some changes to the opening hours and access to support functions on campus.

Self-study or group work on campus?

Remember to keep your distance! Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings is not allowed. 

Symptoms or infection

According to the Communicable Diseases Act, it is the individual's obligation to prevent the spread of infection. Everyone should, through attention and reasonable precautions, contribute to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Anyone who knows or has reason to suspect that he or she is carrying an infectious disease is obliged to take the necessary measures to protect others from the risk of infection.

If you are found to be infected

If you as a student at Kristianstad University have been diagnosed with Covid-19, you need to notify Martin Ackefelt, head of the university's Student Center. E-mail martin.ackefelt@hkr.se. The Student Center then ensures that the routines at the university are followed and appropriate precautionary measures are taken.

Which students are asked to report that they have been found infected with covid-19?

  • If the student has course elements that require campus presence.
  • If the student has been on campus for the last two weeks before the infection.
  • If the student has course elements in the form of VFU, essay work or other elements that require physical meetings with classmates, supervisors, or meetings at workplaces.
  • If the student is found to be infected and has such severe symptoms that it is not possible to complete ongoing course elements.


If you have any questions, please email student@hkr.se or call 044-2503000 (exchange).

FAQ, Frequently asked questions.

Follow current information from the university under News here in the Student Portal.