Subject teacher training has an international profile that is inscribed in both of our programme syllabuses. Those of you taking the regular subject teacher training or our Supplementary Pedagogical Training (KPU in Swedish) have the opportunity to apply for a stay abroad during the time you are training to become a subject teacher.
We offer our students the opportunity to do their workplace training abroad; those of you taking the regular subject teacher training can also apply to travel as an exchange student via any of Lund University’s agreements.
Workplace training abroad
There are great opportunities to travel abroad for workplace training during your time in subject teacher training. As a student, however, you are responsible for contacting the operation where you are interested in doing your workplace training. As regards workplace training abroad, it is important set things up well in advance, as it can take time to sign an agreement with the school in question. The requirements that the subject teacher training imposes are that the school you contact must be able to provide you the opportunity to carry out what the course syllabus states you must do during your workplace training. For example, you must have the opportunity to independently conduct a teaching session. There must also be a supervisor in the operation who can communicate in English or Swedish with the head of the course and the examiner.
Once you have contacted a school abroad that can take you during your workplace training, contact your study counsellor, who together with the head of the programme will contact the school in question for signing an agreement.
If you travel abroad and do your workplace training for a period of at least 8 weeks, you can apply for an Erasmus scholarship for practical experience. You can read more about this via www.lu.se – Studera utomlands. For those doing their workplace training abroad, there are also travel subsidies to apply for. You can pick up information from your study counsellor. It is important that you also investigate other opportunities for financing.
For students enrolled before autumn 2016
Travel subsidies can cover a total of 8,000 SEK and are evenly divided between the two higher education institutions. If granted, the portion applied for via Lund University is disbursed only after showing the travel receipts and other travel costs. The sum is a repayment of the expenses incurred in connection with the workplace training connected with the trip. This means that you are only compensated for a sum equivalent to your expenses, up to a maximum of 4,000 SEK. That portion of the travel subsidy paid out by Kristianstad University also totals 4,000 SEK but without a requirement to show receipts or other expenses in connection with the trip.
For students enrolled on or after autumn 2016
The travel subsidy can cover a total of 4,000 SEK. Application is made via Lund University and, if granted, is disbursed only after showing the travel receipts and other travel costs. The sum is a repayment of the expenses incurred in connection with the workplace training connected with the trip. This means that you are only compensated for a sum equivalent to your expenses, up to a maximum of 4,000 SEK.
Lund University has many partner universities abroad, and you can apply to any of these to spend a term of your studies abroad. At the start of every term, your study counsellor holds an informational meeting together with the international coordinators on how to apply for exchange studies. To fit into the programme structure here in Subject Teacher Training, we have placed the possible exchange terms as follows:
High school teachers: Term 5 in the secondary subject or Term 7 in the primary subject.
Teachers for years 7–9: Term 4 in the secondary subject.
You will apply through the various departments, depending on which subject you are studying. You can find the departments in the right-hand column.
For you to be able to count your exchange studies as much as possible within the framework of Subject Teacher Training, it is important that you contact your study counsellor in order to draw up an individual study plan. It may be that you will need to supplement these studies with elements in the courses you missed during the time you were on an exchange study; it is therefore important that your exchange studies are preceded by proper planning. You can read more about this on the Web sites of the respective departments.