Every summer, Nordic Centre organizes two summer courses, each lasting two weeks and featuring a mix of lectures and excursions to professional environments such as consulates and company headquarters.
The courses are for students at member universities of Nordic Centre only; each university is allocated three places in total, and for these three the courses are tuition free.
However, the students must cover their own travel and accommodation, and pay an 800 RMB participation fee to cover participation in certain activities.
CHINESE POLITICS AND SOCIETY
Thursday, June 22, to Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Main instructors, 2017:
Besides these instructors, you will interact with a range of other academics and professionals during the course, content to be confirmed. See 2016 program for reference.
Read more: Chinese Politics and Society presentation
DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA
Friday, July 7 to Thursday, July 20, 2017
Main instructors, 2017:
Besides lectures from these instructors, you will interact with a range of different business people and academics, to be confirmed later. See the 2016 program here for reference.
Read more: Doing Business in China presentation
ABOUT BOTH COURSES
You can apply by contacting the international office (or similar unit) at your home university, if your university is a member. The Chinese Politics and Society course is intended for undergrad students (bachelor's level), while the Doing Business in China course is for postgrad students (master's level). You can apply to either course regardless of your major, but the difficulty of the course will naturally be higher if you are not already somewhat acquainted with the academic field at hand.
Each member university is allocated three places in total at these courses, which have a total of about 35 participants each. There is no tuition fee, but participating students must pay 800 RMB in a participation fee to cover various expenses, plus their own travel and accommodation. Upon completion of a paper after the course, students are granted 5 ECTS academic credits.
Member institutions are responsible for handling applications for their own students, and must submit their chosen candidates to Nordic Centre by mid-March of that calendar year.
If you wish to help spread word of these courses at your university, you can use the course presentations linked to above, or the below poster for both courses: