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The Nordic Centre Summer Courses

October 19, 2021 - 15:04

The Nordic Centre Summer Courses are designed to provide Nordic students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with contemporary China and gain first-hand knowledge of the rapidly changing Chinese society. The courses are intended for students with little or no previous knowledge about China and China studies.

In June and July 2015, the Nordic Centre offers two separate summer course:

  • 26 June – 9 July: Chinese Politics and Society (for BA-level students)
  • 10 – 23 July: Doing Business in China ( for MA-level students)

Attached you will find our promotional materials for both courses along with a general flyer. You will also find the application form that the students need to fill in when they apply and that you will later send to the Nordic Centre.
The application procedure
Each NC member university can nominate 3 students for our summer courses altogether. You may nominate 2 students for one course and 1 student for the other, OR 3 students for the same course (although we prefer the first option). The students apply for our summer courses via your International Office and it is thus the International Office that sends the list of nominated students to the Nordic Centre before the deadline: March 15, 2015. You are also invited to send us a waiting list, since there will always be students, who decide not to take their place.
The Nordic Centre will contact the students directly and also make sure to inform the respective International Offices of the students attending the summer courses.

Relevant for Swedish Universities
There is a participation fee of RMB 800 for each course (same as last year), which has caused some problems for Swedish students and their possibilities for obtaining funding. Since the course starts prior to the course (in the form of required readings) and continues after the actual course dates with essay writing, the Nordic Centre has previously issued Swedish students a letter stating the actual length of the course is more than the two weeks in Shanghai and this has solved the problem. We are of course happy to assist affected students in this way.

You can find all relevant information and deadlines in the promotional materials. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or my colleagues at the Nordic Centre.

Nordic Centre Student Ambassadors
This year, we are planning a new initiative to promote our summer courses at our member universities. We have selected former students to be Nordic Centre Student Ambassadors and we will ask these students to help us make a presentation of the summer courses at their home universities. As this is the first time, we will only chose a handful of students and evaluate the process afterwards. We will make sure that the students coordinate their effort with the International Office. More information on this soon.

The Nordic Centre Summer Courses


October 19, 2021