Communiqué for incoming international mobility students currently at the University of Granada

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Communiqué 24th March 2020

Dear student,

We are contacting you again to extend and update our recommendations to you for this emergency health crisis caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, very especially those of you who may be planning to return to your countries in the near future, following instructions from some home universities or national authorities.

If that is your case, we recommend that you:

  • First, contact the consulate or embassy of your home country or country of permanent residence

  • Follow closely any indications which the consular authorities give you

  • Notify your home university and your tutor, deputy dean or Faculty International Office in the University of Granada of your intention to return home and of your travel plans

  • When you start your journey, always keep handy the credential or certificate which testifies that you are an international mobility student, together with proof of your permanent home address, in order to be able to justify the reason for your trip to the authorities (police, border controls, etc) both in Spain and in any country you may have to travel through to reach your home.

We remind you that as a student of the University of Granada you have access to the on-line teaching which has been set up during this emergency situation, irrespective of whether you remain in Granada, are already at home, or are planning to return home soon. For more information, please consult: https://covid19.ugr.es/informacion/docencia-virtual.

We are also pleased to be able to inform you that the Spanish national agency for Erasmus+ has notified us that the European Commission has decided to grant full validity to on-line teaching on its mobility programmes, whether or not the student remains at their host institution. This applies both to academic recognition and to grants. Your home university will have received similar information from their national agency and will be able to give you further information.

Finally, we would like to remind you of the general recommendations we made at the beginning of the state of alarm:

It is essential that you respect the rules established by the authorities, in particular:

  • Stay at home except to carry out absolutely essential activities.

  • Keep in touch by email with your local UGR tutor or Deputy Dean at your Faculty, School or International School for Postgraduate Studies, for information on on-line teaching, and to notify them of any change in your situation. See list of email contacts here: https://covid19.ugr.es/informacion/internacionalizacion/movilidad-contactos

  • Keep in touch with your contact persons at your home university

  • Follow the instructions or recommendations of your consulate or embassy

  • If you think you may have contracted Covid-19, follow the specific guidelines on how to act available on the UGR’s main website: https://covid19.ugr.es/informacion/salud-prevencion

We understand that the situation caused by this health emergency may prove difficult and stressful for you. The entire team responsible for international mobility at your Faculty or School, together with the central International Office, is at your disposal if you need help or advice at this time. For any issues you may have, please contact your Faculty or School in the first instance.

We strongly appeal to your civic responsibility and ask you to adhere strictly to the limitations established by the government and the recommendations of the health authorities, as it is essential that we all tackle this crisis together.

Our warm regards and very best wishes for the coming weeks,

Internationalization team