Q&A for PhD students - coronavirus

Updated 17 May 2022

I am supposed to teach at an SDC MSc programme in the autumn semester 2022, what should I do?
Online teaching will continue for all SDC MSc programs for the entirety of the spring semester of 2022. It includes online courses, video lectures, etc.
If you have planned teaching during the spring semester 2022, you have to prepare for teaching online. Contact the relevant course coordinator to discuss how to do this.

What happens if I cannot fulfil the requirements related to my PhD grant due to the outbreak of the coronavirus?
If it turns out that you cannot fulfil the requirements about teaching or the length of your stay in China due to COVID-19, SDC will not withdraw the grant. Your academic output is the crucial issue, and it is important that you plan the best possible PhD project under the given circumstances. This should preferably include one or more stays in China if this is possible later during your project.
When can I attend the Chinese Language and Culture Course?
We expect the Chinese Language and Culture Course to be offered again during the autumn semester 2022. The Danish SDC office awaits UCAS to clarify when and how the course will be offered. Once we have the information you will receive notice thereof via e-mail, Facebook and WeChat.

Where do I find the latest updated information?
The Danish SDC office posts relevant information on this page.
UCAS will keep you updated with the latest directions on WeChat “SDC PhDs”.

Stay updated on the travel guidelines from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or if you are an international student, the travel guidelines from your home country.
If you are a Danish citizen and currently located in China, you are advised to sign up for the “Dansker-listen”, which makes it possible for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to contact you.
For healthcare guidance you can stay updated on the Danish Health Authority, WHO, and Statens Serum Institut.


If you have questions, please contact the Danish SDC office at