Summer courses abroad


Spend summer 2019 at a partner university abroad

Some of LUSEM's partner universities offer summer courses in the framework of the exchange. This means that students nominated by LUSEM are exempted tuition fees. For more information about other costs that may occur, follow the links below.  

Partaking in a summer course is suitable for bachelor and master students majoring in any of the subjects offered at the School of Economics and Management. 

Where can I go and what can I study?

Through the links below, you will find information about content, costs, study period etc, for summer courses available in 2019. 

Zhejiang University, China
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Summer Camp

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
International Summer School

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
CUHK International Summer School

Audencia Business School, France
Business Summer Term

KEDGE Marseille / Bordeaux / Toulon, France 
KEDGE International Summer School

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
International Summer University WU

General information about the schools can be found in the Exchange Database

Who can apply?

At the time of application, you must be registered for full-time studies at the School of Economics and Management, and have completed at least 30 credits at the faculty. 

What if I have been on an exchange before?

You can apply for a summer course even if you have previously been nominated for, or already participated in, the School of Economics and Management’s exchange programme. Similarly, participation in summer courses will not prevent you from applying for exchange studies in future application rounds.


All eligible applicants who submit a complete application to the School of Economics and Management’s exchange programme are ranked, regardless of the summer course. The ranking of applicants and allocation of places are performed by the International Office at the School of Economics and Management.

The selection is based on the grades reported from previously completed semesters. You are awarded an average grade value based on the share of credits with a certain grade. In a competitive situation, the Statement of Purpose is decisive. 

If you have not completed courses/components from previous semesters, this will affect your place in the ranking. However, missing exams during the current semester will not affect your place.


1.       The application is open 11 - 15 February. Access the online application system. 

2.      Create an account and log in during the application period to fill in your personal information, upload your supporting documents and rank the universities you want to apply for. How to submit your application.

3.       The following required documents need to be uploaded in PDF format in the online application:

a.       Study plan - a short list of courses you want to study at the host university, if several options are given.

b.       Short motivational letter, not more than one page. 

c.       Study results from foreign and other Swedish universities (ie courses not taken in Lund)

A confirmation e-mail with information if you have been admitted to the exchange program will be sent out within the month of February.

Please note: 
When you apply, you have to state in the comments field that you are applying for Summer Courses.

If you intend to apply for both summer courses and regular exchange within the same application round, you must submit two different applications with two different email addresses.


The fact that the studies are conducted within the framework of the exchange agreement means that students who are nominated by the School of Economics and Management are not required to pay a tuition fee. However, the cost of travel, accommodation, social activities, excursions, administration, etc. are not included. These costs vary depending on which university you attend. Read more about this under each programme.

If you are eligible for Swedish student finance, and plan on studying within the EU/EEA or Switzerland for at least three weeks, at 50 per cent or more, you can apply for student finance. To be eligible for student finance for studies outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, the study period must be at least 13 consecutive weeks long. If you study abroad before or after the summer course, and the summer course is included in the same study programme, CSN will calculate the total study period. For more information, visit the CSN website


All students taking a summer course through the School of Economics and Management are covered by the group insurance provided by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet).

Visa/Residence Permits

It is your responsibility to make sure you have the appropriate visa or residence permit for your stay in the host country.

Transfer of Credits

Summer courses may be eligible for a credit transfer towards your degree, but this is not a requirement in order for you to apply.

EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System