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Next steps for accepted exchange students

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Preparing for your exchange

Once you have received your Letter of Acceptance you can start preparing to come to Lund University as an exchange student.  Remember that the person that sends your Letter of Acceptance is your coordinator and key contact at Lund University.

The first step is to apply for a residence permit if you come from a non-EU/EEA country. You will need your Letter of Acceptance as part of this application.

The pre-arrival guide for exchange students provides detailed information to help you prepare for your stay in Lund. It also contains the answers to most of the questions we receive! Please take the time to read it and follow the other practical steps that are explained in the guide. 

We encourage you to plan to arrive at Copenhagen Airport on Arrival Day in order to have a smooth welcome and support services readily available to make your arrival as straight forward as possible.

Read more about preparing to come and arrival

Applying for your residence permit

Starting your exchange studies

Once you arrive at Lund University you follow the orientation schedule, which includes attending the mandatory registration day to meet with your coordinator.

If you wish to change a course, you must discuss this with your coordinator at Lund University as soon as possible after arrival. Our ability to change your courses depends on whether you meet admission requirements and if there are still places available on the course.

Read more about the Orientation Programme (the schedule of activities can also be found on this page)

During your studies

If you have any problems during your exchange (illness, study worries, serious housing issues, other questions or concerns), please contact your coordinator for help. 

On our website you can also find useful information about services available to current students, such as academic support, student health.

Read more about student services

Extending your exchange

If you would like to extend your exchange and have another semester at Lund University, you need to talk to your home university first. They will liaise with your coordinator at Lund University to see whether there are opportunities for a continued exchange, based on the balance of exchange students between the two universities.

Transcripts from Lund University

You do not need to request a transcript. At the end of your exchange, transcripts from the courses studied at Lund University are sent automatically to your home university's coordinator.  If you require a “certificate of attendance” your coordinator at LU can help you with this document as well as a copy of your “learning agreement”.

Farewell reception and becoming a Lund University Ambassador

Near the end of each semester Lund University hosts a farewell event for international students (the December event includes a traditional Lucia performance and the May event includes the annual student photo competition).

An information event is also held near the end of each semester to support students in their new role as a Lund University Ambassador once they return to their home university.

Having completed your studies, you are now a valued alumna/alumnus of Lund University!

Be sure to register in our alumni network so we can continue to keep in touch.

Marketing and student competitions for current students

Being a student ambassador

Join the alumni network

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