Information for partners
15-31 March: autumn semester and full academic year
15-30 September: spring semester
Nominations should be submitted via our mobility system, SoleMOVE. The instructions will be sent via email to partners during the nomination period.
Link to SoleMOVE
At the end of the nomination period, a student login ID and password will be generated so that each nominated student can apply during the application period.
We need to be informed about students who are pursuing exchange studies in the autumn semester and wish to extend their stay to the spring semester before 30 September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by partner university.
We do not accept extensions between academic years (spring semester to the autumn semester).
Student application periods
1-15 April: autumn semester
1-15 October: spring semester
2023 Autumn semester
- 15 August: arrival day for exchange students
- 15-27 August: orientation programme for international students
- 28 August: start of the semester
- 13 January: end of the semester
2024 Spring semester (preliminary dates)
- 9 January: arrival day for exchange students
- 9-14 January: orientation programme for international students
- 15 January: start of the semester
- 1 June: end of the semester
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 (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.
Study period 1: August - October
Study period 2: October - January
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.
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.
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.
Incoming exchange students are required to register for 30 credits per semester, with at least 15 credits at LTH, Faculty of Engineering.
- 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.
The schedule generator can be used to plan the semester. Please note that clashes between lectures are often not possible.
Schedule and courses (Student website LTH)
Swedish language courses
Avaliable for exchange students. Free of charge with limited number of seats.
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
Before arriving in Lund, students need to make sure that they have sufficient funds to cover living expenses.
Money and living costs (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.