When leaving LU and Sweden
We sincerely hope that you have had both a rewarding and enjoyable time as a student at Lund University. When moving from one country to another and leaving a university, there are many things to consider. To make things easier for you, we have put together a checklist.
Apply for a degree certificate (degree students)
If you have successfully completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree at Lund University, you can apply for a degree certificate.
How to apply for a degree certificate
Get a transcript of records (exchange students)
If you have been an exchange student at Lund University, you can get a transcript of records after you have completed your courses.
How to get a transcript of records
Close your Swedish bank account
If you have a Swedish bank account, don't forget to close it before you leave Lund. It can be difficult to do this from another country and it could mean a lot of extra work for both you and your bank.
Register your new address with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)
If you registered with the Swedish Tax Agency on your arrival, you should update your address if you are leaving Sweden either permanently or for at least a year. This will automatically update the University's information about your whereabouts, which will be useful if you want us to send transcripts to your new address.
Moving from Sweden – Swedish Tax Agency website
Note that you can re-register if you return to Sweden later.
Sell, donate or recycle your belongings
You may not want to or be able to take some of your belongings home with you. Local Facebook groups can be a way to find new owners for some of your possessions, whether you want to sell them or donate them.
Lundaböcker at Kiliansgatan 11 in Lund can help you sell your used bicycle, books and even mobile phones.
The campus bookstore, Campusbokhandeln,can help you sell your old course books.
You can donate items to charity, for example to Erikshjälpen.
Find opening hours on the Erikshjälpen City website (Stora Södergatan 25, stock entrance on Lilla Södergatan 18)
Find opening hours on the Erikshjälpen Öresundsvägen 16 website
Circle Center is a student initiative where you can donate things that Circle Center lets other students borrow from their ‘library’.
If there are things you don't want to take with you and can't donate or sell, make sure you put them in the right recycling bin. The environment will thank you!
Take care of your accommodation
Prepare your accommodation for the handover, arrange an inspection and return the keys. Remember that the final cleaning of a room must be thorough and will always take more time than you expect.
Moving out – information for LU Accommodation tenants on their website
Stay in touch via the Alumni Network!
We want to stay in touch with you. The Alumni Network is a free professional and social network for everyone who has studied at Lund University. Over 45 000 alumni around the world have joined the network, which is a great resource for career development, making new contacts and staying in touch with old friends and classmates.
How to join and the benefits of being member of the Alumni Network
Bring an LU keepsake
Would you like to take some nice LU merchandise home with you and still have room in your suitcase? Stop by the Lund University Shop at Sparta and pick up a hoodie, bag, umbrella, mug or anything else that reminds you of your time at Lund. You can also order products from the online shop or buy items from retailers.