About Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010. Linnaeus University is inspired by the spirit of Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish scientist who has had the greatest impact globally. Curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility – this is how we interpret the actions of Linnaeus, and this is how we wish to carry out our activities. Linnaeus University is known for its strong international profile.
About Linnaeus University Summer Academy
Linneaus University Summer Academy offers an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment - unique of its kind in Sweden. The courses within the Summer Academy originate in Swedish culture and an innovative mindset. They are workshop-oriented and have a strong student focus. Students will choose one of the Summer Academy courses ranging from language, art and landscape painting, intercultural communication, outdoor leisure and sport in the Swedish landscape and sustainability.
You will study one course during the summer. Course information can be found HERE.
Five weeks from 16 July - 17 August 2018
- You are expected to arrive between 9 and 12 July for housing check-in and orientation. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
- You should only depart after completion of the program.
Students may join this program in two ways:
- Exchange - Under the student exchange agreement, students joining this program as exchange students will have tuition and application fees waived. HKUST students will bear the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
- Partnership - Students may also participate in the program as fee-paying students. HKUST students applying through and nominated by HKUST can enjoy the partnership benefit below.
|Application fee||Waived||SEK 900|
|Tuition fee||Waived||SEK 10,625-16,250|
|Course materials||SEK 700|
|Field trip (Optional)||TBC|
You are eligible to apply for summer exchange if you:
- will have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
- have a cumulative CGA of 2.0 or above (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration.)
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to Linnaeus University will not be accepted.
To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.
Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)
If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions will be provided in due course.
The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.
You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.
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.
Exchange and partnership students are covered by Kammarkollegiet's Student IN insurance. The insurance pays for necessary and reasonable costs for emergency medical care or dental care when the insured, during the policy term, suffers illness, or has an accident. Details can be found at Kalmarkollegiet.
HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
Exchange and partnership students participating in Linnaeus University Summer Academy are guaranteed accommodation on the condition that the application is completed prior to the relevant deadline. The number of rooms is limited and therefore housing is distributed on a first come, first served basis.
For details, please CLICK HERE.
Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.
Last update: 14 November 2017