Course code: CÖSM50
Swedish title: Asienstudier: Kvalificerad yrkespraktik inom Asienstudier
Credits: 30

The information below is about this semester. The course is also given autumn semester 2024. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: spring semester 2024
Type of studies: full time, distance course
Study period: 2024-01-15 – 2024-06-02
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-59653
Eligibility: Students must have a degree of Master (120 credits) in Asian Studies, or the equivalent. 
Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.


The course consists of an internship aimed to prepare the student for a future working life. The students will have the opportunity to relate their academic skills to professional assignments and establish contacts in working life. The internship is located at a workplace in Sweden or abroad with a clear connection to the main field of Asian Studies.

The training period shall consist of at least 16 weeks of full-time work. Supported by supervision in the host organisation, the student is to work with qualified and varying assignments. The assignments are to have a connection with the completed programme in Asian Studies and the students are to have the opportunity to use and develop their knowledge and skills in Asian Studies.

Throughout the course, the student is to keep a portfolio of completed assignments which will serve as one of the assessed components. Furthermore, the student is to write a paper reflecting on the relationship between theory and practice. Both assignments will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationship between academic knowledge and practical application. The assignments require at least 4 weeks of full-time work.

The work placement must be approved by the course director. In order for the work placement to be approved, the host organisation must sign an agreement in accordance with the department's demands on relevant, varied and qualified assignments in Asian Studies.

Included parts

  • Placement plan, 1 credits
  • Literature review, 3 credits
  • Portfolio of completed work, 8 credits
  • Completed internship, 13 credits
  • Reflection paper, 5 credits

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

distans Lund, heltid
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnas för anmälan den 15 March 2024

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

Full course tuition fee: SEK 62,500
First payment: SEK 62,500
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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

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