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Study Abroad programmes

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Study Abroad Swedish Language programme

Who is this programme for?

The Study Abroad Swedish Language programme is designed for those who are interested in developing a profound knowledge of the Swedish language and who are seeking a unique Scandinavian 'study abroad' experience by coming to live and study at Lund University for two semesters.

The programme is ideal for students who have a special interest in Scandinavia, a Swedish family connection, or who would like to continue on and apply for courses and programmes taught in Swedish in the future. 

Study Abroad Swedish Language programme descriptions

For more information about the programme, admission requirements and the application process, please visit the link below:

Two-semester programme – Swedish as a foreign language – levels 1–8*

*Note: students who complete the final test for level 8 (giving eligibility in Swedish corresponding to the TISUS test or Svenska 3) will meet Swedish language proficiency requirements for Swedish-taught studies at universities in Sweden.

When to apply 

There are two application periods each year for the Study Abroad Swedish Language programme:

  • Autumn semester (September): apply from mid-October to 15 January
  • Spring semester (January): apply from early June to 15 August   

The programme is not offered in the summer.

To apply, you follow the programme description links above and click the "Apply now" button when the application period is open.

Tailor-made Study Abroad packages for universities and organisations

Universities, national scholarship programmes or other organisations are welcome to contact Lund University to discuss specialised study abroad packages for your students to study specific subject areas and/or Scandinavian special interest topics.

Study Abroad packages can range from short courses during a semester, a summer programme or up to two semesters of full-time studies. Universities and organisations can contact us by sending an email to studentreception [at] lu [dot] se

Note! Individual students cannot request a tailor-made study abroad package. Please instead refer to the Study Abroad Swedish Language programme above, or contact your home university to see if there is an exchange agreement or other type of study abroad cooperation in place with Lund University.