During your stay abroad
Information for Lund University students on exchange
During your exchange, you will get help and support both from your host university and from your coordinator at Lund University. Local authorities are also an important source of information.
Current email address
We will be communicating with you via email and must be able to reach you during the entire exchange period. Notify your coordinator at Lund University if you change your email address or do as instructed by your faculty.
Become a student ambassador
As an exchange student, you represent Lund University. We would like for you to participate at fairs an in information sessions to tell people about studies and life at Lund University. Contact your coordinator if you need information materials for a fair, so that we can send it to the host university.
Gather information about your courses
Collect as much information as possible about the courses you study at the host university, including detailed course descriptions, reading lists and schedules. This material can complement your transcript and facilitate credit transfer upon your return.
If you change courses
If you change courses after arriving at the host university, you must ensure that your new study plan can be accredited at Lund University. Contact your home department or the international office at your faculty.
If you cannot complete your studies abroad
- Notify your coordinator and your faculty if you are considering not completing your exchange studies.
- In some cases, you may be able to continue your courses through distance education. Contact your course director to find out what applies to you.
- If you should need a place to stay in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg you are welcome to contact LU Accommodation at luacc [at] service [dot] lu [dot] se
- If you are a holder of an Erasmus scholarship, you should contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se and state how many days your exchange lasted and what costs you have had.
Continued studies at Lund University
Remember to apply for courses at Lund University for the semester after you return.
In case of emergency
The host university should be equipped to help you with most things – follow their instructions. In case of a serious event (for example a natural disaster, political disturbance, epidemic, etc.), you should also check the recommendations from your home embassy and/or the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (UD). Swedish embassies and consulates abroad can be contacted if necessary. After ensuring your safety, keep your relatives and your coordinator at Lund University informed!
- See updates on UD’s Facebook page ‘UD Resklar' (in Swedish)
- See the list of Swedish embassies abroad on swedenabroad.se
- See the World Health Organisation's travel health information
Students insured through Kammarkollegiet can receive emergency assistance from and be repatriated by Falck Global Assistance:
Falck Global Assistance
Telephone: + 46 (0)8 587 717 49
Email: fga [at] se [dot] falck [dot] com
Always contact Falck Global Assistance as soon as possible if you had an accident abroad (both within and outside the EU/EEA). They will help you with advice on where to go and what to do, and the claim will be easier to handle when you return. They can also help you with emergency travel and expensive emergency medical costs.