How to apply

Who can study at LTH as an exchange student?

To study at LTH as an exchange student, your home university must have a formal exchange agreement with LTH.

You apply via the International Office at your home university. Once you have been selected and nominated by your home university, you will receive specific information about the application process for exchange studies at LTH — Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. An overview of the process is displayed below:

Application procedure

Online application via SoleMOVE

  1. Your home university nominates you via SoleMOVE
  2. You receive an email from SoleMOVE with your log in credentials and instructions = you activate you account and start working on your application (see dates below)
  3. You receive an email from the International Office at the Faculty of Engineering with information on our learning platform Canvas; with useful and necessary information on your application. 

The application periods for nominated exchange students are:

  • 1 April- 25 April for autumn semester (September-January) and academic year exchange studies
  • 1 October- 25 October for spring semester exchange studies (January-June)

How to complete your online application

Step #1: You are required to submit the following documents in English to support your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae 
    Stating your educational background and work experiences
  • Statement of purpose 
    Maximum one page. Motivating your exchange, why you have chosen Lund and your career goals
  • Official Transcript of Records
    With all your previous academic studies (including "classe préparatoire" for French students and Bachelor studies for Master students)
  • A list of ongoing courses
    If not included in the transcript
  • Preferably course descriptions
    Of the courses listed in your transcript of records that can strengthen your course application 
  • Portfolio
    Required if you are applying to Architecture or Industrial Design courses:

                Portfolio requirements for Architecture
                Portfolio requirements for Industrial Design

Step #2: Create your Study Plan. Choose courses adding up to 30 credits and state one alternative per course.

It is your responsibility to ensure that courses studied at Lund University can be included as an accredited part of your degree programme, please check with your home university to ask if credit transfer is permitted before coming to Lund. It is not possible to change courses after the semester has started. 

Information on how to create your Study Plan

Please note that a minimum of 15 credits has to be studied at LTH - Faculty of Engineering

Step #3 If you want, sign up for the SUSA-course (Introductory Swedish language course) and mentor programme. Ask you home university if the SUSA-course can be accredited to your degree programme.

Information about the SUSA-course (Lund University's website)

Grading Scales

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

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.

Information on English language requirements (University admissions' website)

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.

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