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Read more about novel corona virus if you are a student at UCL. Scroll down if you want to access the FAQ.

You may also read International students and COVID-19: A practical guide.

Have you been infected with COVID-19?

  • Follow the guidelines from the Danish Health Authority.
  • Contact UCL Corona Emergency Team as soon as possible on telephone 6318 3030. The telephone is open Monday-Thursday from 7.30am to 3.30pm, Friday from 7.30am to 3pm, and Sundays from 10am to 12pm.
  • The Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact you to offer help in tracking down your close contacts, who may also be infected. You will be contacted within 24 hours after the test answer.

If you are a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please follow The Danish Health Authorities' guidelines.

Study Services have made an Exam Guide with frequently asked questions about exams in relation to the coronavirus situation.

See the Exam guide here.

I have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

If you as a student at UCL are tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home and isolate yourself. It is very important that you do not show up on campus or otherwise come into close physical contact with others.
  • Contact the UCL Emergency Team as soon as possible on tel. 6318 3030. The telephone is open every weekday from 7am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 12pm. The telephone is closed during the following weeks: 28, 29, and 30.

The emergency team will ask about your movements and your close contacts at UCL in the time leading up to the positive test. The questions must ensure that we can take the correct measures for the other students and staff to avoid the spread of infection.

You may also be contacted by Coronaopsporing from the Danish Agency for Patient Safety, who will help to map and possibly contact all your close contacts. UCL will only ask you for close contacts in the UCL context.

You must contact your Head of Studies about the coming time. Here you will, among other things, be able to get information about the possibility of online teaching.

When can I return to campus?

If you have had symptoms, you can cancel the self-isolation 48 hours after you are free of symptoms. However, loss of taste and smell can last for a long time without being considered contagious. Therefore, you may well cancel the self-isolation if these are your only remaining symptoms.

If you have not had any symptoms, self-isolate until 7 days after taking the test.

You do not have to be tested again to be declared healthy. It is the absence of symptoms for 48 hours that determines whether you can consider yourself infection-free.

You should always follow the guidelines of our place of intership.

Read our QandA regarding internships during COVID-19.

If you think you are in higher risk of severe illness with COVID-19, contact your own doctor to assess whether you are in the higher risk group.

If your doctor confirms that this is the case, you must agree with your education how you can be active in your studies. The same applies if someone in your household is in the higher risk group.

Read more about people at higher risk on Danish Health Authorities' website.

A negative COVID-19-test is no longer required for physical attendence on ULC's campusses. All general restrictions have now been lifted.

However, we strongly recommend that you follow The Danish Health Authority's six general guidelines:

  1. Get vaccinated
  2. Stay home and get tested if you have any symptoms
  3. Keep your distance
  4. Ventilate and create draft
  5. Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
  6. General cleaning, especially surfaces that many people touch

If you should choose to go abroad to a country advised against, it is very important to make sure that you are covered by an insurance. You are strongly recommended to contact your insurance company for advice.  

Find more information on coronasmitte.dk (english).