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Information for partner universities

On this page we have gathered relevant information for our partner universities.

The main university building. Photo.
The Main University Building (Universitetshuset) was designed by Helgo Zettervall. The building was opened in 1882 and houses the grand University assembly hall, where professorial inaugurations and other ceremonies take place. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Information regarding: 

About Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of Sweden’s leading units for research and education within the social and behavioural sciences. With activities in both Lund and Helsingborg, a staff of over 700 and around 6 000 full-time equivalent students, the faculty is one of the largest at the University.

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Nomination and application procedures

Information regarding our nomination and application periods, nomination guide, application process and documents.

Nomination period

  • Autumn semester and academic year: 15–31 March 
  • Spring semester: 15–30 September 

Nomination instructions are sent to the student’s home university shortly before the nomination period. 

Application period

  • Autumn semester: 1–15 April 
  • Spring semester: 1–15 October 

Once the student has been nominated by the home university, the student will receive an activation email via our application system with further instructions one day before the application period opens.

Nomination guide

Nomination guide for partner universities available in Sharepoint

Application process for exchange studies

  1. Nomination completed by student’s home university. 
  2. Email with application log in details sent to student from the application system SoleMove. 
  3. Submit application including supporting documents. 
  4. Apply for housing via LU Accommodation. 
  5. Letter of Acceptance sent to student via email from the application system SoleMove. 
  6. Apply for Swedish Residence Permit for Studies using the Letter of Acceptance.

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Supporting documents for application

The supporting documents in English should be uploaded as enclosures in the application. For application to Facutly of Social Sciences, following documents are mandatory:

  • Official academic transcript of records (in English) including the courses you are currently taking
  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Bachelor degree and transcripts, if you are applying to Master-level courses
  • Passport Copy (the page with your personal data and photograph)

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Courses for exchange students

We offer different courses for exchange students. They are specified below.

Faculty courses for exchange students

In our course guide, you will find an overview of all English-taught courses offered by the various departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University.

Course guide

Special Area Studies - SAS courses

Lund University also offers Special Area Studies ("SAS") – specially designed courses available for exchange students. These courses give an insight into Scandinavian and European cultural interest areas.

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University courses

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Swedish language courses

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Degrees and credits

Number of credits per semester and grading system: 

1 LU credit = 1 ECTS 

  • Undergraduate and graduate: 30 ECTS/semester, 60 ECTS/year 
  • Bachelor’s degrees: 3 years, 180 ECTS
  • Master’s degrees: 1 year, 60 ECTS, 2 years, 120 ECTS 

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To find somewhere to live in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg, most international students apply through LU Accommodation (a part of Student Services at Lund University). The application dates and deadlines may vary, and exchange students are strongly recommended to apply as soon as the application is open.

Accommodation options and apply - LU Accommodation

Exchange students are advised to search for accommodation actively through different agencies, such as AF Bostäder and BoPoolen, and beware of fraudsters and housing scams.

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International Office:

  • Agreements and partnership: partner [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (partner[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se)
  • General queries regarding exchange studies: incoming [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (incoming[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se)