SULaw's Summer Programme
As a law student from one of our partner universities, you have the possibility of attending SULaw's Summer Programme. The programme takes place fully on campus. So take the opportunity to study with fellow students from around the world in courses taught by top researchers in beautiful Stockholm!
Our Summer Programme usually starts at the end of June/early July and streches over six weeks divided into three sessions of two weeks. Students can choose to attend one, two or all three sessions, and to study law courses at both basic or advanced level.
In order to be admitted to SULaw's Summer Programme, you must be officially nominated by one of our partner universities. Begin by checking that your home university is among our partners, using the link below. If they are, contact them directly to learn more about how you should proceed. Please note that our Summer Programme is not open to free movers.
The deadline for nominations is 31 March every year.
All our summer courses are undergraduate courses at either basic and advanced levels. To enrol in a course at basic level, students are expected to have completed at least 60 ECTS (i.e. one full year of studies) in law prior to the programme. For courses at advanced level, we recommend that students have completed at least 120 ECTS (i.e. two full years of studies) in law.
Since English is the language of instruction in all our summer courses, students are expected to have sufficient knowledge of English prior to the programme. We recommend that non-native speakers have a level of at least B2-C1. Please note that we do not require to see any transcript of records and/or language tests. It is your home university that will make sure that you fulfill these requirements before they nominate you to us.
After receiving the official nomination from your home university, we will contact you by e-mail with further information regarding the application procedure, as well as the payment of the fee if applicable. You will apply online and will receive your Letter of Acceptance by e-mail. If you are student from a university outside the European Union and need a hard copy of your Letter of Acceptance for visa or residency purposes, we can provide you with one. Please visit the website of the Swedish Migration Agency in order to find out rules regarding visas and residence permits.
We also encourage you to check the page below where you can find country-specific information regarding, among others, entry to Sweden:
Application deadline: 9 April 2024
Payment deadline: 19 April 2024
Dates and Costs
The 2024 edition of the summer programme is set up as follows:
- First session: 24 June - 5 July 2024
- Second session: 8 July - 19 July 2024
- Third session: 22 July - 2 August 2024
The cost of the summer programme 2024 is as follows:
- 1 session = SEK 6 500
- 2 sessions = SEK 11 500
- 3 sessions = SEK 16 500
The programme is tuition free. The fees charged are related to costs for the social programme and taxes. More specifically, the following is included in the fees:
- Wireless internet on campus
- Welcome breakfast and farewell dinner
- Public Transportation card for the period of stay
- Social and cultural events
- Company visits
- Administrative fee
NOTE! Food not listed above is not included in the fee.
Each law course within the Summer Programme is worth 3,5 ECTS (fulltime studies), with a focus on international law. The schedules for the courses are designed to enable the students to participate in two courses in a two-week period, which most students choose to do.
There is a written examination in each course, either in the form of a "take-home" exam or a sit-in exam. Please know that the deadline for a take-home exam may be after the last day of the course. The grading scale used is Pass/Fail and each student will be able to download an offical Transcript of Records after the completion of the programme.
Course offer summer 2024
All course syllabi will be published below by January 2024.
Session 1: 24 June – 5 July
Session 2: 8 July – 19 July
- Exploring Intersections of Disability Rights and Reproductive Justice
- Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Online and Digital Environments
- World Trade Law (advanced)
Session 3: 22 July – 2 August
To help you make the most of your visit to Sweden, and because summer should not only be about studying, we also organise social and cultural activities as part of our summer programme. Come and discover Stockholm with us! You will get to experience Swedish culture through, among others, visits to local landmarks (e.g. the Stockholm City Hall) and excursions to places of natural beauty (e.g. Skinnarviksberget or Djurgården). You will also get an insight into the Swedish business world thanks to company visits. A welcome breakfast and farewell dinner are also organised in each session of two weeks. The coordinators from SULaw will socialize with you during these activites, but you will still have plenty of time to discover Stockholm on your own or with your fellow summer students!
Meet our summer teachers
SULaw's summer courses are taught both by academic staff from Stockholm University and guest teachers experts in the field. Click on the link below to get to know them!
Meet our summer alumni
What was it really like to study at SULaw in the summer? What made the summer programme an enriching experience? How were the courses? Meet Petr from the Czech Republic, Christina from South Africa, Paolina from Belgium and more of SULaw's summer alumni and learn about their unique experiences!
SULaw always strives to improve the services it offers, and our students' feedback in invaluable. You can read more about what our summer students 2022 thought of our programme in the reports below.
Last updated: December 8, 2023
Source: Department of Law