FAQ about CIM
Certificate of International Merits (CIM)
You will find some of the most frequently asked questions along with answers about the Certificate of International Merits here.
The “Get Started with CIM” section provides detailed information about what to do and what is required.
Unfortunately not; you can however apply for CIM at your own faculty.
For some activities, this works well, because sometimes multiple sub-activities are required in order to be regarded as one activity. But you can’t count six lectures in Sweden as two different activities, because actually they belong to the same type of activity. Speak with the contact person for CIM at your department, or the CIM coordinator at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Yes, you can register activities retroactively as long as you have a clear proof of attendance/participation. But keep in mind that you must have been a student at Lund University when you did the activity.
No, one requirement is that you are enrolled as a student at Lund University during all three of your activities.
That is something you can choose; whichever works best for you.
Yes, this corresponds to one of three lectures in the category of international lectures in Sweden.
Yes, this counts as a sub-activity in Sweden. If you make a presentation, this will correspond to 2/3 of an activity for the type of lecture/seminar.
Your reflections on the three sub-activities are there to support you, and therefore you can choose for yourself how you think best to do it. The reflections you make on the various activities during your academic studies will help you write the final report, i.e. your CIM application. Get in touch with the CIM contact person at your department if you are unsure.
Yes, if the subject of the conference is relevant and if you share your experiences in seminars or otherwise with fellow students within your educational programme.
Describe the activities and illustrate with concrete examples:
- what lessons you have learned via your international activities
- how the activities have contributed to increased knowledge and awareness of various international perspectives
- what intercultural challenges you have faced and how you have dealt with them.
Finally, reflect on how you can use these lessons learned in your future education and/or profession.
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
camilla [dot] nothhaft [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se
Other departments not listed here will offer CIM gradually.