Course code: CTRD10
Credits: 7.5

Study period: summer 2023
Type of studies: full time, distance course
Study period: 2023-06-05 – 2023-07-07
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-S0803
Eligibility: General eligibility and completed 30 ECTS credits in religious studies, humanities or social sciences.

Teachers: Magdalena Dziaczkowska, Vera La Mela


How to address people whose culture and religion seem unfamiliar to our worldview? Does having faith necessarily imply divisions? Is otherness an unavoidable source of conflict?  What tools can theology and religious studies offer to approach otherness and to overcome the challenges that stem from religious diversity?

Life in our multicultural society leads to encounters with cultural and religious diversity both in our private and professional life. The secular setting meets more often people for whom religion is not only a matter of private beliefs but part of their lifestyle. By providing an introduction to the various theories of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, the course sets foundations for reflection on the encounters with religious diversity. The course provides a panoramic view of human efforts to build bridges between religious traditions through studying developments in the philosophy, theology and practice of dialogue. Analysis of concrete cases will be used to better understand the dynamics of encounters with cultural and religious otherness in everyday situations as well as in political and social conflicts.

The course takes place online and requires active participation on the digital education platform. A dozen lectures and seminars with associated digital aids will be set up during the course, as well as interim assignments and a final written assignment.

Important dates – summer 2023

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

distans Lund, heltid
In English
5 June 2023 – 7 July 2023

Stängd för anmälan

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 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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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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