Social and extra-curricular activities
The summer school is a fantastic opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Alongside your courses, you will be offered to take part in an extensive programme with guest lectures, interdisciplinary seminars, site visits, and practical workshops. Our social programme will include a welcome and farewell ceremony as well as day trips and social activities, allowing you to experience Swedish culture and sustainability initiatives. Aside from organised trips, a self-guide to Gothenburg will let you explore all that the city and surroundings have to offer in your own pace. Gothenburg is a great city to be a student and you will find a broad variety of eco-stores, vegan cafés and second hand shops to explore. The natural surroundings of the city can be easily reached by bike or tram, and offer great opportunities for hiking, paddling and other outdoor activities. And don't forget to try all Swedes favourite summer activity: swimming in the lakes and ocean.
To be eligible to apply, you must be enrolled as a student on bachelor's or master's level at one of our partner universities and have successfully completed at least one semester at one of our partner universities at the time of application and during the Summer School. A CEFR B2 English proficiency level is expected, though no formal test is required.
Direct applicants are welcome to apply via the national application process. Please note: tuition fees apply if you are not a citizen of the EU and EEA, or a Swedish residence permit holder.
How to apply
To be able to apply you must get nominated from your home university. Contact the international coordinator at your home university to check if your university has signed a formal exchange agreement with the University of Gothenburg. If so, the coordinator will be able to nominate you during the nomination period. Please note that the nomination does not mean automatic enrollment.
Once the application deadline has passed, there will be a selection process and the students will be notified of the result. More information regarding the selection process will be published later on this page.