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When leaving LU and Sweden

We sincerely hope that you have had both a rewarding and fun time as a student at Lund University. When moving away from a country and leaving a university, there are quite a few things to consider. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a checklist.

Migrating birds against a blue sky with some clouds
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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 create a lot of extra work both for you and your bank.

Register your new address with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)

If you registered with the Swedish Tax Agency upon your arrival, make sure to register your new address there if you are planning to leave Sweden either permanently or for at least one year. The University’s information about your whereabouts is automatically updated in connection with this, which is helpful in case you would like for us to send you the transcripts to your new address. 

Moving from Sweden – Swedish Tax Agency website

Note that you will be able to reregister should you return to Sweden at a later stage. 

Sell, donate or recycle your belongings

You will probably not want to or be able to bring some of your belongings back home with you. Local Facebook groups can be one way of finding new owners for some of your possessions, irrespective of whether you want to sell or donate them there.

Sell bikes, books and phones 

Lundaböcker at Kiliansgatan 11 in Lund can help you sell your used bikes, books and even phones.

‘Campusbokhandeln’ (the campus bookstore) can help you sell your old course literature. 

About Campusbokhandeln on their website (in Swedish)

Donate miscellaneous belongings

You can donate belongings 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 stuff that Circle Center lets other students borrow from their ‘library’. 

More about Circle Center on their website 

Recycle what's left

If there are things that you don’t want to bring with you and that you can’t donate or sell, make sure to place it in the correct recycling bin. The environment will be grateful! 

Your accommodation

Prepare your accommodation for the handover, arrange an inspection and return the keys. Keep in mind that the final cleaning of a room needs to be thorough and therefore always tends to take more time than you anticipate. 

Moving out – information for LU Accommodation tenants on their website

Stay in touch via the Alumni Network!

We would like 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 43 000 alumni, located around the world, have joined this 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 a membership in the Alumni Network

Bring an LU keepsake

Would you like to have some nice LU merchandise to bring back home with you and do you have space left in your suitcase? In that case you can pop by the Lund University Shop at Sparta to buy a hoodie, bag, umbrella, cup or something else that reminds you of your time at Lund. You can also order products through their online shop or purchase items from their retailers. 

Lund University Shop