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Study abroad

Opportunities for current students

As a current Bachelor's or Master's student at Lund University, you may have the opportunity to study abroad at another university.

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In general there are two different ways to study abroad: as an exchange student or on your own.

Study abroad as an exchange student

Lund University has exchange agreements with 640 partner universities in 70 countries all over the world. This gives you a unique opportunity to study abroad. Every year, we send around 1 300 students on exchange.

If you are a Bachelor's or Master's student interested in exchange studies, you must first ask your programme coordinator whether the programme allows exchange and if so, which semester(s) of the study programme is (are) preferable.

You then apply for an exchange through your faculty. Eligibility requirements, application instructions and deadlines may vary between faculties. Please check your faculty's website for more information.

Studying abroad during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – what do you need to consider?

The pandemic affects our entire world, but countries have been affected to varying degrees. Authorities and universities have acted differently and recommendations and restrictions are continuously updated.

You can get an overview at the following websites:

Also make sure to keep track of the host university's/host organisation's current information about Covid-19.

Do you have any questions? Please contact the International Office at your faculty.

*Note that Student OUT does not apply in the following circumstances:

  • Online studies – Student OUT does not apply to distance education, i.e. studies must be conducted on site in the host country. If your exchange studies are conducted online, i.e. in Lund or another place, you are not covered by any of Kammarkollegiet's insurances and need to obtain your own insurance.
  • When the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to a country or a region, Student OUT does not apply (new regulation valid from 1 July 2021). The advice against travel ('reseavrådan') from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs must have existed on the day of departure for the new regulation to apply. If you have started your studies before the advice was announced, the insurance is valid for a transitional period (maximum 30 days), so that you have time to leave the country and travel back to Sweden.
  • See the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for advice against travel per country (In Swedish)
  • See the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for a definition of advice against travel (In Swedish)

Study abroad on your own

You can also apply to universities abroad on your own. If you wish to do this, you need to arrange everything yourself. If there are fees, you need to pay them yourself and you are also personally responsible for obtaintaining valid insurance.

Study abroad through international networks and programmes

Lund University is a member of several international networks and programmes, some of which offer study abroad opportunities, often including scholarships.

Read more about study abroad through international networks and programmes

Additional international opportunities

Check out the new 'Extracurricular International Opportunities' Canvas page! On this Canvas page, you can learn about university-wide global opportunities for Lund University students, such as virtual exchanges, short-term exchanges, webinars and travel scholarships.

Log in to Canvas to see and register for current opportunities

Updates will be published throughout the semester – do not forget to turn on notifications to receive live updates.

If you have any questions, please contact isabelle [dot] nilsson [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se.