Course code: EUHR21
Swedish title: Europastudier: Praktikkurs
Credits: 30
Programme affiliation: Part of Master of Arts Programme in European Studies

Study period: autumn semester 2023
Type of studies: full time, distance course
Study period: 2023-08-28 – 2024-01-14
Language of instruction: English

Introductory meeting: 2023-09-07 at 10:30 – 12:00


The aim of the course is to give you the opportunity to begin shaping your professional identity as a humanistic European Studies expert by using, reflecting on, and communicating your skills.

The internship can be carried out in the public or private sector in Europe or, for special reasons, in other parts of the world. The internship period must cover at least 18 weeks. You as a student are responsible for arranging the internship placement and for any necessary funding for travel, accommodation, etc.

The internship placement and the main tasks during the internship must be approved by the program coordinator and before the beginning of the course and the start of the internship, a tripartite agreement between the internship provider, student, and Lund University (the institution) must be established.

Attendance is mandatory during the internship period, and participation in the course introduction meeting and digital seminar is mandatory. The examination consists of two parts. Firstly, a written, analytical internship report on the experience gained from the internship, based on the student's subject knowledge and skills. Secondly, an individually written, reflective essay on general skills and the role of humanistic European Studies in the professional world, which will be discussed with other course participants at a mandatory digital seminar. In addition, it is required that the internship provider certifies that the student has carried out the internship in an acceptable manner.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

European Studies

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