How and when to apply

Lund University has an on-line application web page. You can only apply for exchange studies if you have been nominated by your Home University. On this web page you apply for exchange studies, to the courses you would like to study, the Swedish Language and Orientation Programme (SLOP), and the Mentor Programme.

Please don't proceed with your application until you have carefully read the instructions in the Application Guide. (PDF)

Autumn application period: 1 October–25 October

Spring application period: 1 April–25 April

Study Plan

Your application must include a realistic Study Plan. Please make sure that you meet the specific admission requirements for the courses you select at Lund University.
The proposed Study Plan in the on-line application should include course codes and titles, name of the responsible department at Lund University and number of credits. Please list your course selection in order of priority. Exchange students can study a maximum of 30 ECTS credits per semester and 60 ECTS credits per year in addition to the SUSA course which is worth 3 ECTS credits.

Supporting Documents

You also need to submit the following supporting documents in your online application:

    •  Transcript of Records (in English) (Note: If you want to apply for courses on Master's level, you need to upload your Transcript of Bachelor's degree as well.)
    •  Statement of Purpose (in Swedish if you want to study courses offered in Swedish, otherwise in English)
    •  Proof of language proficiency such as a high school diploma, if you want to take language courses in German, Italian, French and Spanish.

    Please note that you should upload each document seperately to your online application. 

    Swedish Language and Orientation Programme (SLOP)

    The Swedish Language and Orientation Programme, SLOP, offers incoming students an introduction to Swedish society, culture and language. Please note that you are expected to prepare for the course at home before coming to Sweden.

    Within the SLOP, you will be able to follow a course called SUSA (comprising 3 ECTS credits) between Introduction Day and the start of the semester. The SUSA courses (SUSA01, SUSA02 etc., depending on the level of your Swedish) give you a glimpse of what it is like to live in Sweden, and a useful introduction to basic Swedish vocabulary and grammar.

    Additional Courses in Swedish

    If you want to study additional Swedish, you may apply to one of the SVEE courses. You need to include this course in your Study Plan when you apply for exchange studies. Each SVEE course is worth 7.5 ECTS credits.

    Mentor Programme

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