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STUDYING ABROAD Any inquiries in the first instance to the International Coordinator, Guy Baeten, at email@example.com. For those interested, whether undergraduates, Master or PhD students, there are plenty of opportunities to study abroad for one or two Semesters. The Department, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University of Lund have plenty of student exchange agreements with universities across the globe. Some application procedures are simple and straightforward, others are a bit tougher, depending on the choice of university. If you are seriously considering studying abroad, you should in the first instance make an appointment with your International Coordinator, in order to find a match between your preferences and the actual exchange possibilities. Your study credits acquired abroad will normally count in Sweden and go into LADOK. To start with: please note that you are free to apply for studies anywhere, with or without exchange agreement, subject to local conditions. If you decide to study abroad without taking part in one of the exchange agreements available, you would be a so-called ‘free mover’. That is perfectly okay, but you will have to sort out everything yourself, and, in most cases, you would be charged tuition fees. For more information, see http://www.lu.se/utbildning/studera-utomlands/soek-paa- egen-hand. If you decide to participate in an exchange program, you can avoid paper work, you can often avoid tuition fees, you often have access to university accommodation, and you normally receive a (small) bursary covering (part of) your study costs abroad. In the case of undergraduates, exchange agreements are open to all, but we would normally recommend that you would study abroad during the third year (C-level) of your studies here in Lund. For general information about studying abroad, see http://www.lu.se/student/studera-utomlands What follows is an overview of exchange possibilities currently (Spring 2011) available. NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES 1. Nordplus The Department has an agreement with the Universities of Stockholm, Åbo (Finland) and Oslo to allow undergraduate students to study one Semester abroad (this would exclude Stockholm for Lund-based students). For more information, see http://www.lu.se/utbildning/studera-utomlands/soek- studier-med-saerskilda-stipendier/nordplus Please complete application form – see below EUROPE 2. Erasmus The Department has currently exchange agreements with universities in Manchester, London, Belfast, Athens, Groningen (Netherlands), Leuven (Belgium), Berlin, Göttingen, Eichstätt, Muenster (all Germany). Some are for undergraduates only, others are also open for graduates and/or researchers. The application procedure is simple, and you will receive a bursary of €1,500 (as of 2009-10). Your study will be free of charge. The minimum requirement is that you stay one Semester and obtain 30 European credits (ECTS) (that is the equivalent of 20 Swedish credits). You can stay two Semesters and obtain 60 ECTS. After completing the application form (see below) and an initial talk with your International Coordinator, you will apply yourself at the university abroad, and comply your own study program. You will receive application details from your coordinator. For more general information, see http://www.lu.se/utbildning/studera- utomlands/soek-studier-med-saerskilda-stipendier/erasmus University of Manchester : http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/geography/ University College London: http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/ Queen’s University Belfast: http://geog.queensu.ca/ Harokopiou University Athens: http://kallithea.hua.gr/tm_geo/default_en.htm Universiteit Groningen: http://www.rug.nl/corporate/onderwijs/opleidingen/ba/socgeografie/index Universiteit van Leuven: http://ees.kuleuven.be/geography/index.html Humboldt Universitet Berlin: http://www.geographie.hu- berlin.de/humangeographie/ Göttingen: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/18521.html Eichstätt: http://www.ku-eichstaett.de/Fakultaeten/MGF/Geographie/ Muenster: http://www.uni-muenster.de/Geographie/ Ankara: http://www.crp.metu.edu.tr/ 3. Erasmus Intensive Program The Department cooperates with universities in Barcelona, Budapest, Manchester and Vienna to run an annual two-week long Summer School around ‘Environmental Conflicts and Justice’. The first School will be held in Barcelona, June-July 2010. Normally, there will be more Summer Schools with the same topic in 2011 and 2012 in Barcelona. Any Master or PhD student who is interested in the topic can in principal apply. Lund has ten places available. Costs will be largely covered by the program. Please get in touch with Guy Baeten who coordinates this program for Lund. 4. Europe via LUUP – see World WORLD 5. Erasmus Mundus The University has agreements with the following countries to allow student mobility in the spirit of the Erasmus Program: Brasil, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, India, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Kazakhstan, China, Africa, Western Balkan, the Carribean and countries in the South Pacific. You can study between 5 and 10 months. You would receive a bursary of £1,000 per month plus travel and insurance costs. Apply through International Office. For more information, see http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s/19511 6. Lunds Universitets Utbytes Program (LUUP) You can apply for one of many universities Lund University has an exchange agreement with, including nine universities in Canada, seven in the United States, five in China and four in Japan. There are also a lot of European universities enlisted under LUUP. For a full list, see http://interbas.intsek.lu.se/luup/univLista.lasso Please note that you can only apply through the International Office. These are not Departmental exchange agreements. For more information, see http://www.lu.se/o.o.i.s/19515 7. Minor Field Studies You can receive a minor grant to carry out a case study in a developing country, for a period of 8 to 10 weeks. The coordinator of the MFS grants at the Geography Department is Franz-Michael Rundquist. For more information, see http://www.lu.se/utbildning/studera-utomlands/soek- studier-med-saerskilda-stipendier/minor-field-studies 8. U21 Undergraduate Summer School Universitas 21 organises an annual Undergraduate Summer School. Students from Lund can attend. The next Conference is at University College Dublin, in July. Apply through the International Office. Deadline 15 March. For more information, see http://www.lu.se/utbildning/studera-utomlands/soek-studier-med-saerskilda- stipendier/u21-summer-school 9. U21 Undergraduate Research Conference and Undergraduate School This year the Undergraduate Research Conference will be held at Fudan University, Shanghai, in July. Deadline 15 March. Students from Lund can apply. See http://www.lu.se/utbildning/studera- utomlands/soek-studier-med-saerskilda-stipendier/u21-undergraduate-research- conference APPLICATION FORM FOR DEPARTMENTAL EXCHANGE WITH ERASMUS AND NORDPLUS To study abroad during the Autumn Semester 2011 DO NOT APPLY YET IF YOU WANT TO STUDY WITH ERASMUS OR NORDPLUS ABROAD IN 2012 If you are NOT an EU or EES citizen, you should have completed at least one year of full-time studies at the University of Lund at the time of departure, or have a permanent residence permit in Sweden Name: Personal number: Program you are studying now: Erasmus or Nordplus? : Choice of University: 1. 2. 3. Motivation (250 words): Submit to Guy Baeten the latest by 15 March 2011, together with a transcript of records from LADOK
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