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Autumn semester 2020

The autumn semester 2020 starts officially on Monday 31 August and ends on Sunday 17 January 2021. No classes are scheduled during the winter holiday, that is from 23 December 2020 to 6 January 2021.

Regarding admission

Courses and programmes starting in the autumn semester have been open for applications on and/or its Swedish counterpart, in two admission rounds. 

In the first admission round (deadline 15 January) only the Bachelor's programme in mathematics has been open for applications and the admission results have already been communicated to all applicants. See information for new students.

Applicants in the second admission round (deadline 15 April) will receive a first notification of selection results on 9 July. It is extremely important to reply to this notification and accept or decline the offered study place by 24 July. Applicants who do not reply by this date will lose any places (accepted or waiting list) that they have been offered. The second notification of selection results will be communicated on 30 July.

Some of the courses in mathematics, numerical analysis and mathematical statistics at the Faculty of Science will be opened for late applications on 15 July. All late applicants will be placed on the waiting list in chronological order.

Admitted students will receive more information regarding the courses in August. Applicants placed on the admission's waiting list will receive a decision regarding admission after the introductory meetings.

Course Information

Teaching in the autumn 2020 will be carried out both digitally and on university premises. On-campus teaching is to follow the Swedish Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations.

Information about introductory meetings and course schedules can be found at TimeEdit-webb. For instructions on how to use TimeEdit see the Schedule link in the left menu.

Course websites for all courses in mathematics and numerical analysis at the Faculty of Science will be available in the new learning platform Canvas.

The literature lists for all courses offered in the autumn can be found below:

  • Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics

Teaching in the autumn 2020 in the light of the Corona situation

As of 15 June 2020, teaching and assessment can again be conducted on university premises. The Swedish Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations to reduce the spread of infection are to be followed. Teaching in the autumn 2020 will be carried out both digitally and on university premises and a risk assessment will be carried out on the risk of the spread of infection of Covid-19 for each course that is offered at the Faculty of Science.

Prioritisation of teaching and assessment on campus

The following components and student groups are to be prioritised (in no particular order) when it comes to teaching and assessment on campus.

  • Assessments that are impossible, or possible only with great difficulty, to carry out via digital tools
  • Teaching components with practical or laboratory elements
  • Field studies and practical activities that cannot be carried out in an alternative way
  • International students whose residency permits may be affected if the proportion of teaching carried out digitally is too high
  • Teaching and introductory components for students starting their studies at the University in the autumn semester 2020
  • Teaching and assessment that should be conducted with physical presence for students who are finalising their studies

Risk assessments will be carried out for every course

A risk assessment on the risk of spread of infection of Covid-19 will be carried out for every course offered at the Faculty of Science. Please contact the director of studies if you would like further information about how your courses will be conducted in the autumn.