How and when to apply

To come to Lund as an exchange student, your home university must have a formal agreement for exchange studies with Lund University, which can be either on faculty, department or university-wide level. In order to apply to the Faculties of Humanities and Theology there needs to be a faculty specific exchange agreement. Check with the International Office at your university to see if there is an agreement with Lund University.

Before you begin your application you need to have been nominated by your home institution. Please also note that your application for LU Housing is a separate application from your studies application and is done directly to LU Housing.

Submitting your application

Application periods:

Autumn semester: April 1 - April 15
Spring semester: October 1 - October 15

Applications are done online in our online application system: SoleMOVE. Nominated students will receive an email containing information and instructions on how to complete the online application prior to the application period opening.

We require you to include the following supporting documents in your online application:

  • Official academic transcript of records (in English) including the courses you are currently taking
  • Passport copy (a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph. For EU citizens a copy of a valid national ID card is also accepted)
  • CV (one page is sufficient)
  • Statement of Purpose (in Swedish if you want to study courses offered in Swedish, otherwise in English. Please put the focus on the courses/subject area that you wish to take and how they will benefit you in your future. One page is sufficient)
  • Bachelor degree and transcripts, if you are applying to Master-level courses

Please check the Application guide for detailed instructions about the application system, found under the headline "Application for courses and housing" (You will be directed to a new window).

English language proficiency

It is important that you have sufficient proficiency in the English language to be able to successfully study the courses open to exchange students. While we do not generally require you to submit a formal English language proficiency test, your level of English should be equivalent to IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 90.

Preliminary timeline of the process

After the application deadline, we will go through your applications and course selections. You may be asked to send in any missing documents and adjust your study plan the weeks after the deadline. The Letter of Acceptance is sent out around two weeks after the application deadline, often earlier if you apply from a university outside of the EU and your application is correct. You can expect to receive the result of which courses you have been admitted to around a month after the application deadline. The schedule is published about a month before the new semester begins.


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Mentor programme

You might also wish to apply for a Student Mentor within the Mentor Programme. This is a great chance to get to know other people, and Lund, when you have just arrived.

Nominated students

After you have been nominated, the best place to get started, and make sure you are on the right track, is to take a look at our Canvas course for nominated exchange students, which takes you through many of the important aspects of coming to Lund University.


International Office

Email: internationalht.luse

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