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Tips for a good application

For current students applying for exchange
Choosing a university and putting together an application takes time. Generally, you apply for exchange studies at least six months and up to one year prior to the actual exchange.

Find courses and partner universities

The most difficult and time-consuming part of the application process is to find the right courses and draw up a study plan. See your faculty’s current calls for applications to find out what universities you can apply for.

You will need to independently become acquainted with a different study and university system. In some countries the university system is national, as in Sweden, but in other countries there may be local differences. Be prepared to spend approximately 15-20 hours working on preparing your application.

Once you have found a university and the courses that you want to study, you apply via your faculty. Through the application pages at your faculty you will be able to find which universities are currently open for applications, and for your specialisation. The faculty will process your application and if they select you as a candidate for exchange studies you will be nominated.

Faculties' contact information and webpages on exchange

Plan your exchange studies

Initially, determining what courses will suit you is left to your own judgment. Do not assume that the system will be the same as at your home university or at Lund University, for example, it may be the case that a third year in Lund corresponds to a second or fourth year at a university abroad. Instead, base your decision on your needs and wants, that is, courses at the appropriate level and that are suitable for your education.

Ask yourself the following relevant questions:

  • How many credits constitute full-time studies?
  • Are there any specific admission requirements?
  • Are there any restrictions on my choice of courses?

The course selection in your application is not final. The range of courses for the semester/year that you are applying for is often not available at the time of application. You will need to base you application on the courses that are available. Usually, the range of courses will not change significantly from one semester or year to another.

If you are nominated, your course selection may change several times before starting your exchange period. The host university will ultimately determine what courses you will be admitted to.

Credit transfer

As an exchange student, you are still a student of Lund University, and your exchange studies must be possible to accredit towards your degree. Learn more about credit transfers on the website of the respective faculties/departments.

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