Double degree studies
As a student from a double degree partner university, you have the possibility to complete a double degree exchange in which you follow an LTH degree programme and receive one degree from each university.
About the T.I.M.E. network
Since 2000 LTH is a member of the T.I.M.E. network, a network of 53 leading International Engineering Schools and Faculties and Technical Universities from around the world. T.I.M.E. offers Double Degrees in engineering organised under bilateral agreements between two of the Association's members.
Through its double degree activities, T.I.M.E. promotes high-quality engineering education in different cultural contexts and international team-working, preparing graduates who are able to work transnationally and in trans-cultural environments.
Double degree at LTH
In order to become a double-degree student at LTH, you must be enrolled at a partner university that has a double degree agreement with LTH. Please contact the International office at your home university to find out whether such an agreement exists.
As a double-degree student, you are admitted to the final years of a five-year Master's of Science in one of the engineering programmes at LTH. You follow an individual study plan within a specialisation. Depending on the agreement with your home university, you may either complete your studies in Lund or go back for the last year at your home university. After completion of the studies at both universities, you will be awarded a Master's of Science in Engineering degree from LTH and a degree from your home institution.
Currently, LTH has double degree agreements with the following partner universities:
- University of Queensland (Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering)
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Engineering Physics)
- Politecnico di Milano (Biomedical Engineering)
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Electrical Engineering)
- Universidad Politècnica de Valencia (Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering)
How to apply
First, your home university needs to nominate you for double degree studies.
Second, you should follow the same process and application procedures as exchange students.
As a double degree applicant, you need to submit an English language certificate together with your application. Follow the same application procedures as for exchange students.
Specific information about study plan for double degree students
When preparing your study plan, it is important that you think in advance about which specialization from the LTH engineering programme (of your interest) you will pursue.
When selecting courses, you should have in mind that most of the courses should be at advanced level. It is also important to:
1 - Check the syllabus of the course of your interest for its pre-requisites. You do that by clicking on KE under the column Links, from the LTH programme webpage that you want to apply to.
2 - Check the schedule to avoid clashes when selecting courses.
Additional mandatory courses - Important!
In some cases, to be able to fulfill the LTH engineering programme requirements, you will need to take some courses from the first three years of your LTH programme. Please be aware that some courses may be given in Swedish.
The final study plan is set after your arrival in Lund when you have met the Programme Director of your LTH programme that you are applying for.
Swedish language course
One of the pre-requisites for the LTH programmes is knowledge in Swedish.
As a double degree student, you are required to pursue 30 credits in Swedish language course in your first year of studies at LTH (15 credits per semester) in addition to your engineering studies (60 credits).
Read more about the Swedish language courses.
Without the completion of the required Swedish language courses, you will not be awarded a master's degree from LTH.
During your double degree period at LTH, you are required to pursue a degree project of 30 credits that is intended to demonstrate the your ability to independently apply the knowledge acquired during your studies.
In this link you will find a brief overview of what the degree project involves.
The emphasis is on providing short and practical advice that will especially be of use to students working on their degree projects, but to some extent also to supervisors and examiners.
Application for a degree master's certificate
After you have completed your studies at LTH, you can apply for a master's degree certificate.
Read more about how to apply for a master's degree certificate