Certificate of International Merits (CIM)
There are a wide variety of activities you can do abroad. It is required that your experiences are connected in some way to your studies and future profession. You will find examples here of activities along with the rules for when you want to use them within the Certificate of International Merits (CIM). To find out more about the department’s own activities, you can also get in touch with the contact person at your department.
You can choose to do some of your educational studies abroad. Go out in sufficient time. Contact the International Office at the Faculty of Social Sciences to discuss your possibilities to study abroad. Start by reading about exchange studies.
At some departments you can choose to do your work experience placement (VFU) or your internship abroad. Contact the practicum/internship coordinator at your department for more information.
Data collection for thesis project studies
When writing your thesis or another academic paper, you can choose an international perspective on a topic. You can also apply for a Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarship to write an essay or gather empirical evidence abroad.
Conference/workshop abroad with an international focus
The faculty and its departments regularly organises conferences/workshops with an international focus. Student organisations also offer conferences you can attend. It is also possible to find a conference that interests you on your own. But do not forget to get it approved if you plan to include it in your international portfolio.
Summer course with an international focus
During the summer, there are various different opportunities to take part in summer courses either via your educational programme, via the faculty or via a student organisation. Be out in sufficient time.
Course on programmes in collaboration with a foreign higher education department
Some of the faculty’s educational programmes offer joint events with foreign higher education departments. For more information, get in touch with the CIM contact person at your department.
CIM Faculty contact
Faculty International Office
outgoing [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
CIM Department contacts
Sociology of Law
anna [dot] sonander [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se
Service management & service studies
studievagledning [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se
School of Social Work
anneli [dot] nielsen [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se
studievagledare [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se
Other departments not listed here will offer CIM gradually.