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Certificate of International Merits (CIM)

If you are involved in international activities, the Certificate of International Merits provides an excellent opportunity to broaden and highlight your engagement!



What is it?

The Certificate of International Merits gives you a unique opportunity to strengthen your academic, personal and professional development. By participating in various international activities during your period of studies, you collect and highlight merits that lead to a Certificate of International Merits. The certificate is issued alongside your degree and is reported into your Diploma Supplement.

How does it work?

You can register for the Certificate of International Merits at any time during your studies via the learning platform Canvas. You will receive a digital merits portfolio in which you document your international activities.

Register for the Certificate of International Merits (learning platform Canvas)


Through CIM, you will:

  • make your international merits visible in the Diploma Supplement of your Degree Certificate
  • build an international network
  • develop you intercultural competences
  • be able to present an international merit when applying for a job 
  • get a global and international perspective of your future profession 
  • develop you personal and social influence in an multi-cultural world
  • get a global citizenship attitude with all its values and knowledge it requires to engage in global issues.
  • develop skills such as cultural consciousness and understanding of other people's world views.

Please read more about CIM (learning platform Canvas)

* The situation in the world is currently limiting the opportunities to travel abroad and many students have had their mobility cancelled. There are other opportunities to gain international experience through various digital activities. For those of you who are graduating 2022 and who had intended to obtain a Certificate of International Merits (CIM), it is possible to change an activity abroad for a corresponding digital activity. 

What do former students think?



"The Certificate of International Merits is an excellent way of promoting international experiences among students, and also encourages reflection and dialogue between students and the professions."

Hampus Holmer
Qualified medical student



"Through the Certificate of International Merits, I have been able to achieve the international focus I wanted to have during my period of studies. There have been many opportunities to collect merits and via the Certificate of International Merits I have increased my knowledge on global health."

Elisabeth Karlsson
Qualified audiology student

What’s in it for me?

You will:

  • highlight your international merits
  • broaden your intercultural communication skills
  • widen your international network


Sofie Wallberg
Email: sofie [dot] wallberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (sofie[dot]wallberg[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 
Tel: +46 (0) 46 222 31 73

Coordinating exchanges within the:

  • Master's programme in Biomedicine
  • Bachelor's programme in Biomedicine

Nadia Benabou
Email: elena [dot] vinci [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (nadia[dot]benabou[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
Tel: +46 (0) 46-222 71 13

Coordinating exchanges within the:

  • Master's programme in Public Health
  • Master's programme in Medical Science