Information for partners

Important dates

Nomination periods

1-31 March: fall semester and full academic year
1-30 September: spring semester

Nomination instructions will be sent via email to partners. After nomination, a student login ID and password will be generated so that each nominated student can apply in the application period: 1 - 25 October.

Extension requests

1 March - 15 April: fall semester and full academic year
1 September - 15 October: spring semester

Please have in mind that the extension of the student exchange period would mean the use of an exchange spot. Extension requests should be sent to

Student application periods

1-25 April: autumn semester
1-25 October: spring semester

2021 Autumn semester

  • 16 August arrival day orientation programme
  • 16-29 August international students
  • 30 August start of the semester
  • 16 January end of the semester

2022 Spring semester (preliminary dates)

  • 10 January arrival day orientation programme
  • 10-17 January international students
  • 17 January start of the semester
  • 5 June end of the semester

Academic information

5 years MSc in Engineering programmes

5 years MSc in Architecture

3+2 years Bachelor/Master of Fine Arts in Design

2 years international Master’s programmes

Language of instruction: Undergraduate/first cycle: mostly Swedish Graduate/Second cycle: mostly English

Language requirements: Exchange students must have a high English proficiency in order to succeed with their academic studies at Lund University.

Language requirements on the page How to apply – on Student website LTH

Full time workload: 30 credits/semester (1 credit = 1 ECTS) Two semesters (autumn/spring) in one academic year, with two study periods per semester.

Autumn semester

Study period 1: August - OctoberStudy period 2: October - December

Spring semester

Study period 3: January - March Study period 4: March - June

Grades are often based on a combination of written exams, labs, projects and groupwork with an informal study climate.

The academic system – on Lund University’s website

All grades at Lund University are criterion-referenced, i.e. awarded in relation to the student’s performance relative to the learning objectives set out in the course syllabus. They do not grade how well the student performs in relation to other students, but how well they fulfils the objectives of the course. ECTS grades are not awarded.

Academic system and grading scale – on Student website LTH 

Verifiable official transcript of records can be downloaded or printed at the end of the semester.

Considering the environmental impact, we will not send hard copies of the official transcript of records, unless required by the home institution. 

Transcripf of Records – on Lund University’s website


Incoming exchange students are required to register for 30 credits per semester, with at least 15 credits at LTH, Faculty of Engineering.

Please note:

  • Course eligibility is based on fulfillment of the course prerequisites.
  • Students need to think carefully when making the study plan and study the course syllabus and schedule thoroughly. LTH does not have an Add & Drop period after Arrival.

Find courses


The schedule generator can be used to plan the semester. Please note that clashes between lectures are often not possible.

Schedule and courses – on Student website LTH

Swedish courses

Avaliable for exchange students. Free of charge with limited number of seats.

Swedish courses at LTH


Acceptance to exchange studies does not guarantee housing. Students can apply for housing through LU Accommodation. It is possible to apply for housing at different agancies.

Student application via LU Accommodation:

1 - 25 April: autumn semester

1 - 25 October: spring semester

LU accomodation – on Lund University’s website

Living costs

Before arriving in Lund, students need to make sure that they have sufficient funds to cover living expenses.

Money and living costs – on Lund University’s website

Student life in Lund

Lund is considered the number one city for students in Sweden, Lund offers an exciting campus environment with a vibrant student life, an international atmosphere and memorable student traditions.

Student life in Lund – on Lund University’s website

Materials and information for marketing

On the page "Top 10 reasons to study at LTH" we have gathered some videos, PDFs and pictures as well as information about study life at Faculty of Engineering. Feel free to use it at fares and other events!

Contact information

Assistant Dean for first and second cycle studies

Kristofer Modig, Senior Lecturer 

Head of International Office

Emelie Stenborg

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