Selection process

Studying abroad | Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Your application is registered at the International Office of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, and then passed on to the study advisor at your department/division. Here it is checked to ensure that you have sufficient qualifications for your exchange studies, for example. If a large number of students have applied from a certian programme/subject, the study advisor normally rank the students. When the International Office of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology has received all submissions, the final allocation of places is made.

It takes approximately four weeks before you receive a decision on nomination. You will be notified by email.

Ranking criteria

The decision on nomination is based on a combination of the following ranking criteria.

  • Study result - academic education and grades.
  • Goals and motivation - Statement of Purpose.
  • Experiences and activities which are deemed relevant for you to succeed in your exchange studies and/or benefit from the stay abroad - CV.
  • If the studies can be deemed relevant for your education.


  • The International Office of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology obtains statements from the students’ departments before ranking the applicants. This statement is also important for the final nomination decision.
  • Some importance is attached to how common the subject is – applicants with fewer credits from an under-represented subject can sometimes be ranked higher than someone with more credits.
  • Students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree course in a subject, who are applying for advanced studies in that subject abroad, are not automatically ranked higher.
  • The final decision on admission is taken by the receiving university abroad.

International Office, HT

Email: internationalht.luse
+46-46-222 8800
Visiting Address:
Centre for Languages and Literature, Helgonabacken 12, A141-143, Lund
Mail Adress: Box 201, 221 00 Lund



International Coordinator
Fanni Faegersten
+46 (0)46 222 8773

International Coordinator
Katarina Wingkvist
+46 (0)46 222 8075

Administrative Officer
Lu Yi Nilsson
+46 (0)46 222 3424