Summer courses abroad
Applying for summer courses abroad
The aim of summer courses is to give students the opportunity to experience what it it like to study in a country other than Sweden. For some summer courses, you do not need to pay tuition fees if you are a student at Lund University, whereas for others you do need to pay them yourself. When you apply, you should be aware of the costs associated with the exchange, such as travel costs, living expenses and visa costs. If you are nominated for a summer course, you can still be nominated for exchange studies.
The application period for summer 2018 is open between 25 January and 8 February.
Go to the online application
You will find the online application a bit further down on this page during the application period (which usually opens in January or February). You will also find application instructions, information on attachments, assessment of your application and notification of nomination.
In order to be considered eligible you must fulfil the following requirements:
- You must be registered as a full-time student at Lund University at the time of application
- You must have earned at least 30 credits at the time of application, and 60 credits at the planned time of departure
- You must have good language skills in the language of instruction
Summer courses 2018
The links below connect you to a database where you can find more information on each of the summer courses. The information conected to the 2018 summer courses will be updated continuously until the first day of the application period.
Summer courses with no tuition fees
Tuition fees for the following summer courses are covered by Lund University. You need to cover your own travel expenses, visa- and living costs.
- Summer Courses at Aarhus University, Denmark
The duration of each of these courses may vary. Courses in the following discipline are offered: Business, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Health, Humanities.
- Tampere Summer School, Tammerfors, Finland
The duration of these courses may vary. Courses in the following discipline are offered: Business/Finance, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Health, Humanities.
- Korea University, International Summer Campus
6 weeks: 26 June–2 August 2018
- Chinese University of Hong Kong, International Summer School
The summer courses are offered in three different time periods:
24 June–1 August 2018
24 June–19 August 2018
3–25 August 2018
- Shanghai Jiao Tong Global Summer School
a) Two-week courses (11–26 July 2018) focusing on the following topics:
- Chinese Policy and City Governance
- Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture
- Green City
- Outlook of Future Techniques in Aerospace Engineering
- Strategic Design for the Enhancement of Architectural, Urban, Environmental Resources
- China's Policy on Climate Change, Energy and Environment
- Discovery China
b) Three-week courses (11 July–3 August 2018) focusing on the following topics:
- Discover Chinese Culture Through Creative Drama
- Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Control
- Utrecht Summer School
Utrecht Universiteit, the Netherlands
The following courses are offered (preliminary – the offerings will be updated before 25 January 2018):
- Dutch Culture: History and Art, July 2018
- Dutch Culture: Society and Current Issues, August 2018
- European Cultures and Identities, July 2018
- European Politics and Economy, July 2018
- From van Gogh to Picasso: Modern European and Dutch Art, July–August 2018
- Nothing is what it Seems: Dutch Art of the Golden Age, July 2018
- The 20th Century: Europe in Three Wars, August 2018
- The Making of Europe: From Middle Ages to Modernity, July 2018
Summer courses at the Nordic Centres in Asia
The Nordic Centres in China and India aim to increase understanding and create closer ties between the Nordic countries and China/India through research and education cooperation. To take part in these summer activities, you need to be nominated by Lund University. You cover the tuition fees, travel expenses, any visa fees and living expenses yourself.
- Nordic Centre Fudan “Chinese Politics and Society” (Bachelor’s level)
28 June–11 July 2018, Fudan University, Shanghai
- Nordic Centre Fudan “Business and Innovation in China” (Master’s level)
13–26 July 2018, Fudan University, Shanghai
- Nordic Centre India "Contemporary India: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Course"
24 June–21 July 2018
- Nordic Centre India "Approaching the Environment in India: Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy Society Interface"
1–28 July 2018
Application and attachments
Your 3 highest ranked choices in the application for summer courses will be taken into account. The attachments required for a complete application may vary depending on which summer course you are applying for.
The following attachments are compulsory:
- 1 Statement of purpose – present your reasons for wanting to attend a summer course abroad (only 1 SoP for all application choices, max 1 A4)
- CV (max 1 A4)
You do not need to attach your grades from Ladok (they will be retrieved from Ladok by External Relations)
Special attachments are required for some application choices:
- Study Plan – choice of courses (only for: Utrecht, Aarhus, Korea, CUHK)
- Separate application forms (only for Nordic Centre Fudan)
You will find the link to the application form here during the application period from 25 Janúary to 8 February.
Assessment of your application and notification of nomination
The applicants will be selected on the basis of the following:
- The application with attachments must be complete and in correct English; incomplete applications will not be considered
- Statement of Purpose/ description of reasons for travel and what you want to get out of your summer course are important in the assessment process (one A4 page)
- CV – previous qualifications and engagements are reviewed
- Study results retrieved from Ladok are reviewed
- Special attachments are taken into account
- Applicants with no previous experience of exchange studies at LU are prioritised
- An equal distribution between applicants from different faculties is sought
- International students who apply for summer courses in their home countries are not prioritised
- Exchange students at Lund University are not prioritised
All applicants are notified via email approximately three to four weeks after the application deadline. If you receive an offer but do not reply, you are assumed to have declined the offer.
Credits from summer courses can sometimes be included in your degree, but this is not a requirement for being eligible to apply.
Non-EU/EEA students (who are required to pay tuition fees at Lund University) that are nominated to these summer schools and who choose/ are allowed to get the course accredited by Lund University will pay the regular tuition fee per number of credits accredited. Lund University will issue an invoice that will be sent to the student after accreditation.
Primary contact via email:
sommarkurs_utomlands [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
You can also visit the International Desk during regular opening hours: