The Department of Political Science will switch to distance learning

Starting March 18, the Department of Political Science will switch to distance learning. Teaching and examinations will be held online, e.g. through pre-recorded lectures, lessons and seminars through Zoom or Skype. Seminars may also be replaced by individual written assignments. Written exams are replaced by take-home exams. All communication connected to teaching will take place through email/phone calls/electronically. 

All questions regarding this will be handled by the course responsible teacher. 

Take-home exams will replace written exams

The department has decided that examination through written exams will be replaced with take-home exams. This involves all courses that are currently scheduled to be examined through written exams. The learning platform Athena does not currently provide a good way to hand in anonymized exams, and we therefore hope that you can be understanding of this in the light of the current conditions.

Student Affairs

Until further notice the Student counsellors and the Student Affairs Office will not accept visitors. First and foremost, communication should take place through email and/or phone calls. Previously booked appointments with the Student counsellors will be re-booked to phone appointments unless the issues can be resolved through email. The handing out of exams will only be possible on appointment. For inquiries, please contact The Student Affairs Office will distribute exams digitally to the extent possible, and will only be available for physical meetings if necessary. Furthermore, as from March 17 the department’s employees will work from home. This means that it may take time before they have access to any material that you as a student want to access /request. We urge you to think about whether or not it is necessary for you to extract your exam at this point in time.

Exchange or internship

If you are an exchange or internship student, it is important that you keep up to date on the situation in the country you are in. You must also follow the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recommendations carefully if you are forced to go home. If you are asked by national authorities to go home from the country you are in, you should do so.

If you are an intern in Sweden or abroad, you must follow the protective measures that your workplace applies. For interns in Sweden, compulsory seminar attendance will be replaced with written assignments. See Athena for more information.

Those who are on internship abroad or are on exchange are insured through “Kammarkollegiets Student-UT” insurance. On their website you will find more information about the insurance.

If you need to leave the country you are staying in, or end your internship, in Sweden as well as abroad, you should contact the following:
Exchange students:
Internship students:

The university’s general information on the coronavirus can be found here:

Additional information

How you can study from home

Campus opening hours from 18 March