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Summer courses abroad

Travel abroad for summer courses and conferences
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

The aim of summer activities is to give students the opportunity for international study experience in a country other than Sweden. For some summer activities, you do not need to pay the tuition fee and travel expenses, whereas for others you need to cover the cost of travel yourself, as well as any expenses relating to visa requirements and living expenses. When you apply, you should be aware of the costs associated with the exchange. If you are nominated for a summer course, you can still be nominated for exchange studies.

Go to the online application

You will find the online application further down on this page during the application period (usually opens in January or February each year). There you will also find application instructions, information on attachments, assessment of your application and notification of nomination.

The application for summer courses abroad 2017 closed on 8 February 2017. All applicants are notified of their results via email approximately three to four weeks after the application deadline. If you receive an offer, remember that you must also reply to it, if you do not reply, you are assumed to have declined the offer.

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 relevant language of instruction

Summer courses 2017

The links below connect you to a database where you can find more information on each summer course. The information on 2017 summer courses will be updated continuously up to the first day of the application period.

Summer courses and summer conferences with no tuition fees or travel costs

Tuition fees and travel expenses for the following summer courses are covered by Lund University.

Summer courses with no tuition fees

These summer courses apply no tuition fees for students from Lund University. The cost of travel, visa if required and living expenses are covered by the students themselves. Click on the links for more information at

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. 

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 can 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, Shanghai Jiao Tong)
  • Abstract 200 words – description of your Bachelor’s degree project and contact details for your supervisor (only for U21 Undergraduate Research Conference)
  • Separate application forms (only for Nordic Centre Fudan)

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.

Credit transfer

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. 

Contact information

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

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

The International Desk

Page Manager:

Contact information

Primary contact for summer courses abroad: sommarkurs_utomlands [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

You can also contact International Desk

Other summer courses abroad

Some faculties offer summer courses abroad within specific fields. These courses are open to students at the faculty.