Summer exchange

Study at one of LUSEM's partner universities this summer!

Participating in a summer exchange is a great way to boost your employability, explore new courses and subjects, practise your language skills and expand your global network. 

Summer exchange

Some of the LUSEM's partner universities offer summer courses in the framework of the exchange. This means that students nominated by LUSEM are exempted tuition fees.  Students applying should be aware that there will be other costs associated with the exchange, such as administrative fees and if applicable -  travel expenses, living costs and costs for activities. 

Focus on online courses in the Summer 2021 offer 

Due to the great uncertainties created by the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, only summer exchange options that are either confirmed to be offered online or that have online options available, to secure that you will be able to take part in the exchange. It may be possible to travel to the university for an on-campus summer exchange, but this is not guaranteed. 

Summer exchange 2022

The list of universities available for a summer exchange during summer 2022 is yet to be confirmed. 

Summer exchange 2021

Click "show more" for this years selection of summer exchanges.

More information on each option is available in Solemove – use our Search tool “Where can I go” to find the links. 

This list will be finalised by the time the application opens on 28 January –more universities can be added before the application opens.

Nordic Centre, Fudan University, China

Aalto University, School of Business, Finland 

Audencia Business School, France 

ESCP Business School, France 

IÉSEG School of Management, France 

KEDGE, France 

Toulouse Business School, France 

Laval University, Canada 

NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway 

University of Exeter, United Kingdom 

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria 

Requirements to 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 School. Partaking is suitable for Bachelor's and Master's students majoring in any of the subjects offered at LUSEM. 

What if I have been on an exchange before?

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

Financing 

Students are eligible for CSN only for courses longer than 3 weeks within the EU/EEA, and for courses longer than 13 weeks outside the EU/EEA. Students who apply for summer courses at a Nordic partner university could be eligible for the NOREK scholarship. 

Other summer courses

Some of LUSEM’s partner universities offer another category of summer courses that are not part of an exchange, but where students must pay a tuition fee. LUSEM students are sometimes offered a reduced price for coming from a partner university.

Application is made directly to the university offering the summer course - LUSEM International Office does not deal with applications to this category of summer courses. For questions regarding these summer courses, contact the respective university directly. Other deadlines may apply! A selection of summer courses offered by our partner universities is shown below. 

Babson College, USA 

Ludwig Maximilian University München, Germany 

LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy 

The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

Università Bocconi, Italy 

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 

University of Deusto, Spain 

University of Leeds, United Kingdom 

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia

University of Mannheim Business School, Germany

Université Paris Dauphine, Campus London, United Kingdom

University of Sydney, Australia

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer exchange is a fantastic opportunity to live in another country for a short period of time and meet people with similar and different mindsets of your own!

Emma (Bachelor's in Business and Economics), summer exchange in France

Hi Emma! You have taken the opportunity to participate in two summer exchanges through LUSEM. Where have you been, and what made you apply for a second time?
I have been attending summer exchanges in France both times. The first time I went to Bordeaux and this second time around I was located in Nantes. Summer exchange is a fantastic opportunity to live in another country for a short period of time and meet people with similar (and different) mindsets from your own!

Tell us a few words about the course or courses you studied this summer!
This summer I’ve studied global problem solving, diversity management, psychology of money and sustainability transitions. The first two modules were the most interactive, where the class as a whole discussed requirements of companies who act on the global market. The other two were more focused on group projects, which provided new perspectives on marketing strategies and how they vary between different countries.

What were the highlights during your summer exchange at Audencia Business School?
Exploring the city of Nantes! It is beautiful with its rivers, old buildings and green parks. The fellow summer exchange students and representatives of the school did an amazing job showing me all the sights and make the experience fun for me. In the photo I’m standing next to the Château des ducs de Bretagne, one of the places worth a visit in the city.

You have really boosted your CV with international merits by also spending an exchange semester at LUSEM’s partner university Seoul National University, in South Korea. Do you feel that studying abroad has improved your personal or academic development, and if so, in what way?
Academically, it was a good opportunity to explore the subjects that I found especially interesting during my time in Lund. As Seoul National University is much more focused on in-class participation and offers more contact hours, discussions where possible to a greater extent. This offered new ways of looking at problems and more in-depth learning in these particular subjects.

Personally, the experience of arriving in South Korea just at the outbreak of a world pandemic has made me more at ease when dealing with unpredictable circumstances. In the beginning I wasn’t sure if I was even allowed to stay in Korea. All introductory activities were cancelled and all of the classes were held online. I had been imagining what the life at Seoul National University would be for more than a year, and it turned out to be nothing like what I had expected.

In hindsight, I can safely say that my five months in Korea, in the spring of 2020, turned out to be some of the best in my life. It was very different from what I first had in mind, but I learned so much from not having the “planned" experience – and I will always be thankful for spending my exchange semester at Seoul National University.

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It was a pleasure to study my Master’s in International Strategic Management. As I wanted to continue my studies abroad, I applied for a summer exchange in Finland. I chose to study the Information Technology Program at Aalto University, as it suited my personal interests and I wanted to learn more about design and user experience.

Jessica, summer exchange in Finland

Hi Jessica! What made you choose to participate in a summer exchange, and where did you go?
It was a pleasure to study my Master’s in International Strategic Management. As I wanted to continue my studies abroad, I applied for a summer exchange in Finland. I chose to study the Information Technology Program at Aalto University, as it suited my personal interests and I wanted to learn more about design and user experience.

What were the highlights during your summer exchange?
One highlight was when we created a prototype for a mobile application with a design tool software. Furthermore, the business project with our client company provided us with several challenges, which demanded agile approaches within my team. The programme coordinators tried to put teams together according to our personalities and interests, which made the teamwork a very delightful experience. Another highlight was to set up a co-creation workshop and execute it. Lastly, Helsinki and the surrounding area has so much to offer to experience an amazing Finnish summer. 

Do you feel that participating in a summer exchange has improved your personal or academic development, and if so, in what way?
The summer exchange improved my personal and academic development in many ways. For the first time, I was able to work in a team with designers, which also changed my perspective on how to use design tools for business projects. In addition, living in Finland was a completely different experience than living in Sweden and helped me become more independent and aware of different cultures. Moreover, design plays a key role in Finland, and I was able to get a lot of inspiration during my stay, which I want to incorporate in my future work.

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Application dates for summer 2022

Application period:
28 January - 8 February, 2022

Contact

International Office
Lund University School of Economics and Management

outgoing@ehl.lu.se

You can reach us on the phone daily during office hours:
+ 46 46 222 33 44

Visiting hours and address

Application instructions

Supporting documents:

1. CV
2. Statement of Purpose
3. Study Plan

Click here for more information regarding the application. 

Last published: 2021-11-04