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Summer courses abroad

As a student at Lund University, you have the opportunity to study abroad during the summer.

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Applying for summer courses abroad

Summer courses abroad give you the opportunity to study at one of Lund University's partner universities during the summer months. These courses are an excellent alternative if you want to broaden your education or do not have the opportunity to go abroad for an entire semester.

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.

Application period

The application period for summer courses abroad during 2022 is now closed. The next application period, for summer courses abroad during 2023, will be open 25 January–5 February 2023.

Eligibility requirements

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

The information connected to the 2022 summer courses will be updated continuously until the first day of the application period.

Tuition fees for the following summer courses are covered by Lund University. Note that you need to cover your travel expenses, visa- and living costs yourself. 

The links below connect you to a database where you can find more information on each of the summer courses. 

  • Summer Courses at Aarhus University, Denmark
    4–24 July and 25 July–14 August 2022
    The duration of each of these courses may vary. Courses in the following disciplines are offered: Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science, and Technology.
  • University of Southern Denmark Summer Courses, Denmark
    8–19 August 2022
    Courses in the following disciplines are offered: Engineering, Science, Business, and Humanities.
  • Utrecht Summer School, the Netherlands
    Beginning of July–end of August 2022
    The duration of each of these courses may vary. Courses in the following disciplines are offered: Humanities, Arts and Music, Languages, Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Law, Science, Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Engineering and Technology.
  • Hamburg International Summer School, Germany
    11 July–5 August 2022
    Three summer courses will be offered on the following themes: Climate, Health, Physics, and Economy. More information will be available in January.
  • Tampere Summer School, Tammerfors, Finland
    This summer course has been cancelled (27 January 2022)
    8–19 August 2022
    The duration of each of these courses may vary. Courses in the following discipline are offered: Business/Finance, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Health, and Humanities.

Make your application

You can apply for up to two summer courses in your application.

Read eligibility requirements, application instructions and information about attachments. Note that all application documents must be in English and must be uploaded as PDF or Word documents.

  • Make your application in the application system SoleMove (link below).
  • Log in with your Lucat identity.
  • Select 'Application form for outgoing student mobility' (do not select 'short student mobility').
  • Select 'New'.
  • Select Mobility type 'Study' and then 'Application for Summer Courses Abroad 2022'.
  • Find detailed information about the summer schools via the links above.

Log in to the application system SoleMove and make your application

  • 1 Statement of purpose – present your reasons for wanting to attend a summer course abroad in connection to your current studies and/or future career (only 1 SoP for all application choices, max 1 A4).
  • A CV (max 1 A4).
  • A transcript of records from Ladok (your own print is accepted).
  • Attachments should be uploaded in PDF or Word formats. Name your files 'type of document-first name-family name' (for example, CV-John-Johnson.pdf).

The applicants will be selected on the basis of the following:

  • The two highest-ranked options in your application for summer courses are considered. 
  • The application with attachments must be complete and in correct English; incomplete applications will not be considered.
    Note that attachments should be uploaded in the PDF or Word format. Attachments in other formats that cannot be opened are considered incomplete.
  • 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 (1 A4 page).
  • CV – previous qualifications and activities 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, we assume you have declined the offer.

Credits from summer courses can sometimes be included in your degree. Find out whether your faculty can accredit the course you would like to take. 

Note that being able to accredit a summer course abroad is not a requirement, while this is the case with regular exchange studies. 

If you are a non-EU/EEA student and are required to pay tuition fees at Lund University, and if you choose to/are allowed to get a summer course accredited by Lund University, note that you will pay the regular tuition fee for the number of credits accredited. Lund University will issue an invoice that will be sent to you after accreditation.

Contact information

Primary contact via email:
sommarkurs_utomlands [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

You can also contact the International Desk during regular opening hours. 

The International Desk

More summer courses abroad

Some summer courses abroad cover specific subject areas and can only be applied for by students already studying in the field. Read more on your faculty website: