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Summer courses abroad

As a student at Lund University, you have the opportunity to study at one of our partner universities during the summer.

About summer courses abroad

A summer course can be a great choice if you cannot or do not wish to be away for a whole semester but would still like to broaden your education.

The application deadline for summer courses abroad 2024 was 5 February.

The preliminary application period for Summer Schools Abroad 2025 is from 25 January to 5 February 2025.

To be considered eligible, you must meet the following requirements. You:

  • are an active student, registered for full-time studies at Lund University at the time of application
  • have complete studies comprising at least 30 credits at the time of application, and 60 credits by the time of departure, and
  • are highly proficient in the relevant language of instruction.

Course offerings for 2024 will be updated until the start of the application period on 25 January 2024.

You can read more about the various universities’ courses in SoleMove via the links below.

See below for course offerings and dates for summer 2024.

Denmark, Aarhus Summer University

2–19 July 2024 and 22 July–9 August 2024

The length of course may vary. Courses are offered within the following disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Business Communication
  • Political Science and Law
  • Health 
  • Science and Technology

Aarhus Summer University – SoleMove

Denmark, SDU International Summer School

3–16 August 2024

Courses are offered within the following disciplines:

  • Engineering
  • Science 
  • Business and Humanities

SDU International Summer School – SoleMove

Hong Kong, CUHK International Summer School

23 June–31 July 2024 (6 weeks) and 4–24 August 2024 (3 weeks)

During the six-week summer school, courses are offered within the following disciplines:

  • Environment, Science and Technology
  • Global Business and Management
  • Society and Human Interaction
  • Understanding China
  • Chinese language courses in Putonghua and Cantonese 

During the three-week summer school in August, you can take the following courses:

  • Intensive Chinese language courses in Putonghua

CUHK International Summer School

China, Nordic Centre Fudan Summer School

1–12 July 2024 (2 weeks)

The following course is offered:

  • Business and Innovation in China (Master's level course)

Nordic Centre Fudan Summer School

Korea, Korea University International Summer Campus

26 June–1 August 2024 (6 weeks)

Courses are offered within the following disciplines:

  • Business and Economics
  • Social Science and Psychology
  • Humanities and Korean Studies
  • Science and Engineering
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Korean Language/Others

Korea University International Summer Campus – SoleMove

Netherlands, Utrecht Summer School

Early July–August 2024

The length of course may vary. Courses are offered within the following disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Arts and Music
  • Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Law
  • Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare 
  • Engineering and Technology

Utrecht Summer School – SoleMove

The summer courses can be anything from a week to several weeks in length.

The summer courses do not charge tuition fees to students from Lund University. You pay your own travel expenses, any visa fees and living costs.

Consider your funding opportunities when completing your application.

Summer courses are sometimes eligible for credit transfer towards your degree at Lund University. Find out whether your faculty can transfer credit for the course you want to attend.

Unlike exchange studies, there is no requirement that summer courses abroad must be eligible for credit transfer.

How to apply

Submit your application via SoleMove. You can apply to a maximum of two universities.

Tips for a good application

Read entry requirements, application instructions and information about attachments. Please note that all application documents should be in English and uploaded as PDF or Word documents.

Your application, step by step

  • Log in to the application system SoleMove with your Lucat ID (use the link below).
  • Choose 'Application form for outgoing student mobility' (do not choose 'short student mobility').
  • Choose 'New'.
  • Choose Mobility type 'Study' followed by 'Application for Summer Courses Abroad 2024'.
  • Find detailed information about each summer course via the links above, under the heading 'Countries and universities'.
  • Choose and apply for up to two summer courses.

Full SoleMove application guide for outgoing exchange students

Log in to the application system SoleMove and complete your application

Attachments to your application

Prepare and attach the following documents to your application:

  • Statement of Purpose
    Explain why you want to study the course/courses abroad and make the link with your current studies or future career (only one Statement of Purpose for all applications, maximum one A4 page).
  • CV (maximum one A4 page)
  • Grades/transcript of records from Ladok (your own print outs are acceptable).

Name your attachments with the document name, your first name and surname (e.g. CV-Sarah-Brown.pdf).

After you have sent in your application

In the selection process, the following is taken into consideration:

  • Your two highest-ranked choices in your application for summer courses will be taken into account.
  • The application and appendices are to be complete and in good English. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Statement of Purpose/explanation of what you want to gain from the summer course weighs heavily in the assessment process (one A4 page)
  • CV – qualifications and extra-curricular activities will be reviewed.
  • Grades taken from Ladok will be reviewed.
  • Special attachments will be taken into consideration.
  • Attachments shall be uploaded in PDF or Word format. Appendices that are uploaded in unknown formats or that cannot be opened by the reviewer will be considered incomplete.
  • Applications from those without previous experience of exchange studies will be prioritised.
  • An even distribution from the different faculties is sought.
  • International students applying for summer courses in their home country will not be prioritised.
  • Exchange students at Lund University will not be prioritised.

Monitor your email for notifications, which are sent to all applicants around three to four weeks after the closing date for applications.

If you are offered a place, you need to decline/accept before the deadline given. If you do not reply before the deadline, you are automatically considered to have declined the place.

Contact information

In the first instance, email:

sommarkurs_utomlands [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (

You can also visit the International Desk during their regular opening hours:

The International Desk

Other short exchanges and activities

In Canvas, you will find several international activities for students, such as: 

  • short-term exchanges
  • webinars and
  • student competitions.

New activities are published continuously throughout the semester.

Extracurricular International Opportunities – log in to Canvas

Subject-specific summer courses abroad

Some summer courses can only be applied for by students studying in a specific subject area. Check your faculty website for details:

School of Economics and Management (LUSEM)