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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.

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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 period for summer courses abroad in summer 2023 is
25 January–6 February 2023.

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.

The course offerings for 2023 will be updated between the end of the year and the beginning of the application period in January 2023. You can read more about the various universities’ courses in SoleMove via the links below.

The information below refers to the most recent application period and can therefore only be used for reference.

Denmark, Aarhus Summer University

4–24 July and 25 July–14 August 2022

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

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

Aarhus Summer University – SoleMove

Denmark, SDU International Summer School

8–19 August 2022

Courses are offered within the following disciplines:

  • Engineering
  • Science 
  • Business & Humanities

SDU International Summer School – SoleMove

Finland, Tampere Summer School

NB This summer school has been cancelled.

8–19 August 2022

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

  • Business/Finance
  • Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Health
  • Humanities

You can apply for a maximum of two courses.

Tampere Summer School – SoleMove

Netherlands, Utrecht Summer School

Early July–late August 2022

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

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

Utrecht Summer School – SoleMove

Germany, Hamburg International Summer School

11 July–5 August 2022

Three different summer schools are offered, with the following themes:

  • Health Economics
  • Spring Particles, Strings & Cosmology 
  • Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation

Hamburg International 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 for up to two summer courses in your application.

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 2023'.
  • 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.

SoleMove Application Guide (PDF 2.76 MB, new tab)

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 (sommarkurs_utomlands@er.lu.se)

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

The International Desk

Further opportunities for short exchanges

Subject-specific summer courses abroad

Some summer courses can only be applied for by students studying in a particular subject area. Read more on your faculty’s website:

School of Economics and Management (LUSEM)

Summer courses at Universitas 21

Here you will find tips about summer courses that you apply for completely independently. As a student at Lund University, you receive a 10% discount on the course fee. Contact the course organiser if you have any questions.

Summer courses at Universitas 21 – universitas21.com

Participate in courses and events organised by EUGLOH

Find more information on EUGLOH’s website – eugloh.eu