Linnaeus University Summer Academy,Kalmar, Sweden : July 3 – August 11, 2017


Linnaeus University Summer Academy started in 2014. The first year about 130 students participated in the programme and for 2016 the numbers have increased to 220 students from 38 countries. Linnaeus University invites its partner Universities to send students to participate in the Summer Academy, under our regular exchange agreement.

Dates
Arrival days: July 3-6
Orientation days: July 7-8
Course dates: July 10 – August 11
Final exams: August 9
Summer Academy Ceremony: August 10
Day of departure: August 11

Location
Kalmar, Sweden

Linnaeus University Summer Academy brochure: https://issuu.com/linnaeusuniversity/docs/summeracademycourses2017?e=8145155/40511109

Course offerings and prerequisites
A number of courses comprised of 7,5 credits (ECTS) are offered and they are to be found at Summer Academy Webpage  https://lnu.se/en/summeracademy/ . All courses are equivalent to full time studies and the students will follow one (1) of the courses. Courses are offered on undergraduate and graduate level and prerequisites (entry requirements) are listed under each course. Swedish language is offered as a separate full-time course and cannot be combined with other courses. Please note that there are a limited number of places on each course and that the courses are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Number of students
We invite our Erasmus partners to nominate 1 exchange students under tuition waiver for summer of 2017. Each student will be counted as 0,25 semester students for the exchange balance.

Nomination
Nomination deadline is March 15, 2017
Please nominate your candidates via our online form: https://sunet.artologik.net/lnu/NominationLUSA
Once nominated, we will send application instructions directly to the student.

Application Deadline
Application deadline is April 1, 2017
Please note that seats to courses are distributed based on application date. We therefore recommend students to submit their applications as soon as possible upon receiving the application instructions.

Application
The student will fill out the on-line application and will need to attach;
· Transcript of records in English
· Language Proficiency Report or the equivalent if English is not the native language (Separate form is sent to the student)
· A copy of the passport photo page
Students need to rank three courses (according to preference) in the application of the ones that are offered. We cannot guarantee that all students will get their first choice but we will do our best to accommodate the course choices.

Fees
Nominated students from selected partner universities study at Linnaeus University Summer Academy under tuition waiver. Other costs as for rent, food, literature, social activities, etc. are to bear at the cost of the student. An estimated budget is found here:
Item    5,5 weeks
Food    2,500
Accommodation    6,000
Course literature    700
Other costs    1,700
Total SEK    10,900
(Please note that the field trips that are arranged during weekends are not included in the fees).
 
Acceptance
Proof of Admission (letter of acceptance) will be sent to the partner University approximately two weeks after the application deadline.

Residence Permit
All students without a EU/EEA citizenship have to apply for a residence permit/visa for Sweden. As soon as the student has received the acceptance to Linnaeus University Summer Academy, the application process should start, contact your nearest Swedish embassy or consulate for more information.

Welcome and Orientation Programme
The Welcome and Orientation Programme will be held during the week of the official arrival days. Orientation will provide practical and academic information. The social programme will offer both enhanced knowledge about Swedish culture and society as about the city of Kalmar and its surroundings (a guided tour is included). It will also serve as a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students at the Summer Academy. The social programme offers organized day-trip in Kalmar with surroundings, outdoor/sports activities and cultural events, opportunities to meet with local businesses etc.

Study and Explore Field Trips and Tours
Linnaeus University Summer Academy will arrange optional trips during the weekends. For instance to the island of Öland, a bus-tour through the Kingdom of Chrystal to the birthplace of Carl Linnaeus and to the headquarters of IKEA corporations, and a three days-trip to the capital Stockholm. 2016 the total cost of the four arranged trips was approximately SEK 3 200.

Accommodation
All exchange students participating in Linnaeus University Summer Academy are guaranteed accommodation on the condition that the application is completed prior to the deadline. Admitted students will be informed to submit a housing application where the preferred accommodation type is selected. Rooms are then distributed on a first come, first served basis (we cannot guarantee that all students will get their preferred choice of accommodation).
Please see our Webpage https://lnu.se/en/summeracademy/ for more information concerning the accommodations.

Arrival
A pick-up service will be provided during the official arrival days upon student’s arrival in Kalmar. A student will meet up at the airport or train station provided that the incoming student has informed us of the arrival date and time. Upon arrival to the University the student will receive keys to their accommodation as well as information about the stay prior to being taken to the accommodation.

Credits
The courses are credit based and a transcript of record will be produced provided that the students complete their course work and pass the examination.

Student services
The University will have the necessary services open during the Summer Academy. The Summer Academy has its own staff that is available for the students.

Academic transcripts
Will be sent to the home University approximately four weeks after the end of the Summer Academy.

Further information/questions
For questions concerning the nomination procedure, application, courses, housing etc: inexchange(at)lnu.se
For questions regarding the agreement or relationship with Linnaeus University at the institutional level: intrel(at)lnu.se
Kindly also visit our Webpage https://lnu.se/en/summeracademy/


19.12.2016