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How to apply

The term exchange student implies that your home university has a formal agreement for exchange studies with Lund University. You apply to the Faculty of Engineering LTH via your International Office at home. Once you have been selected and nominated by your home university, you will receive information about application procedures and can apply for exchange studies at the Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University.

How to submit your application

Online Application

Applications are made online semester-wise:
Username and password will be sent to nominated students via e-mail.

1. The following supporting documents in English are required:

  • An official transcript of all your previous academic studies (including 'classe préparatoire' for French students)
  • A list of ongoing courses (if not included in the transcript)
  • A short description (a paragraph should suffice) of the courses that you have taken back home that are relevant as prerequisites of the courses you want to take at LTH. Please include: course code, course name as well as the name and code of the LTH course that they are prerequisites for.
  • Statement of purpose and CV
  • Copy of your passport (underline your first name)
  • Portfolio is required if you are applying to Architecture or Industrial Design courses

2. Choose courses adding up to 30 credits and state one alternative per course. Check that all courses, including your alternatives can be accredited back home before coming to Lund. It is not possible to change courses after the semester has started.

3. Sign up for the SUSA-course (Swedish language course) and mentor programme at the same time.  

Application periods

  • Autumn semester and academic year: April 1 -  April 25
  • Spring semester: October  1 - October 25

Study plan

You must follow a full time study plan of 30 credits each semester during the exchange period. Please be aware that you must have a full-time study plan to be accepted for exchange studies at the Faculty of Engineering LTH.

Keep in mind that:

  • You should aim to have a well-balanced study plan with an average workload of 15 credits in each study period. 
  • You are allowed to combine courses freely from the different engineering programmes. It is your responsibility to check and verify the specific requirements for each course and prepare your schedule. Under courses for exchange students you will be able to find the courses that are being offered as well as information about schedule.  
  • Once your study plan has been settled before your arrival to Lund, you will be registered in the Lund University study documentation system (Ladok) for the courses that have been pre-approved by the responsible professors. More information about that will be given to you after arrival in Lund on the Pre-Registration Day. 
  • The total number of credits in your study plan may not exceed 30 cr. 


Academic year at the Faculty of Engineering LTH 

Autumn semester:
Study period 1 (sp1): September – October
Study period 2 (sp2): November – January

Spring semester:
Study period 3 (sp3): January – Mars
Study period 4 (sp4): April – June

For information about the academic calendar 

The semester at LTH is divided into two study periods. Some courses are given over the whole semester, but most courses are only offered once a year. 

Changes of courses

Changes in the study plan for the semester after the deadline (please check Timeframe - course application and key dates) are in principle not accepted! Please think carefully when preparing your study plan. The Faculty of Engineering LTH does not have an Add & Drop courses period. 

Discuss your choice of courses in terms of validation with your home university beforehand including alternative courses.

Grading system

Please note that no ECTS grades are awarded for any of the courses offered at LTH.

Engineering courses:
- 5 (five), 4 (four), 3 (three) or U (fail). A higher figure signifies a better grade. On the course syllabus it is marked as TH.
- Pass, G, (Godkänd) or Fail, U, (Underkänd). On the course syllabus it is marked as UG.
- Degree project are only awarded Pass, G, (Godkänd) or Fail, U, (Underkänd).

Architecture courses:
- Pass, G (Godkänd) or Fail, U (Underkänd).

Industrial design courses:
- 5 (five), 4 (four), 3(three) or U (fail). A higher figure signifies a better grade. In the course syllabus it is marked as TH.
- Pass, G(Godkänd) or Fail, U(Underkänd). In the course syllabus it is marked as UG.

English language requirements

Exchange students must have a high English proficiency in order to succeed with their academic studies at Lund University - a level equivalent to the requirements for International Master students in Sweden is recommended.

Please note that we do not require any official documentation such as a TOEFL or IELTS  test result for incoming exchange students.

Double degree students should provide a language certificate. An institutional certificate is sufficient.

Questions about the application procedure?

Please send an email to

Information for our partners

Please nominate your students on this website.

A student login ID and password will be generated so that each nominated student can apply.


International Office

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday kl. 10:00 - 14:00 

Visiting address:
Kårhuset, John Ericssons väg 3