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Marine Sciences: Applied Project (Internship)

Bachelor’s level
22,5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 44 625 SEK
First payment: 44 625 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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This project course (Internship), is open to international (English speaking) students. During the internship, the student will, under supervision, preform a scientifically structured experimental or theoretical work in the field of marine sciences. The work is presented and assessed in the form of a written report.


As a student, you have the responsibility to search and find a project/work by contacting a researcher/supervisor before being accepted to the course. Choice of project assignment, as well as start and stop dates are decided in a discussion with the supervisor.

If you are interested in doing an internship in one of the research groups at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, you need to take the following steps:

  • Apply for this course and send documents proving your eligibility (Documents needed). Do not forget to submit upper secondary (high school) studies.
  • Communicate directly with a researcher to decide which project you
    may be able to attend. You find more information about the different
    research areas on: Marine sciences research.
  • Inform the student counselor about your project to get information on further steps needed to be registered.

Prerequisites and selection


University studies of a minimum of 75 credits in the field of natural sciences, including at least 15 credits progressive specialization within the project field. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.


The Gothenburg region offers proximity to a wide range of marine environments and our facilities include research stations and vessels.

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