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7.) How to apply

Outgoing exchange students


The application should be in English and completed via the electronic form (link below) where you will fill out information including previous studies, choice of university for the exchange period, etc.

The link below will lead you to an overview of the universities you can apply to. You will also find the electronic application on the same page (use your student account username and password to login, then follow the given instructions on the page). The page is only available when the application periods are open.

Browse the information and websites of the universites to decide which universities you are interested in. Remember to check if there are any restrictions in which courses are available or any language requirements.

Application link to exchange studies
Note - only accessible during application rounds:
Autumn: 2 September - 10 September,  1 November - 25 November

Spring:1 February - 25 February

Your application should include the following attachments (all attachments should be written in English, you will find instructions for attachments below):

  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • Study plans
  • Transcript of records

When you have completed your application and uploaded the attachments, you can submit your application. You do not need to submit a paper version of your application.

Instructions for attachments

Statement of Purpose

Introduce yourself briefly. Explain how an exchange term would benefit your studies and your future academically.
the Statement of Purpose should be written in English, max. 1 A4 page.


Your Curriculum Vitae should reflect a relevant academic background, language skills/certificates, work experience and/or other applicable activities. It should be to the point and written in English.

Se example (PDF)

Study plan

Fill out your study plan according to the courses you would like/plan to study. You must write a separate study plan for each university you apply to. Please note that the study plan is preliminary and, should you be nominated, your courses will likely change during the exchange university’s application process. It may be difficult to find updated course catalogues, course codes and information about Faculty/Department but do your best with the information available. It is, however, important that you fill out your study plan completely in order for us to see that you have found courses and a study plan that suits your current studies and curriculum in Lund so  that the courses can be transferred after the exchange.  Access the university info sheets through the list of universities you can apply for more information about the relevant universities and direct links to their home pages. You're welcome to use this template when creating your study plan:

Study plan template (Word document)

Transcript of records

If you have studied at another university, please  attach a copy of your official transcript of records from that university, but you do not need to attach transcripts for your current studies at Lund University.   


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Next step: 8.) Selection and decision


Page Manager:

Faculty International Office

E-mail: outgoing [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Postal adress: Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address: Sandgatan 3, Building R, Gamla Kirurgen, Lund (map)



Katarina Follin
Phone: +46 46-222 72 04

Visiting hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00

Room 246, floor 2, building Gamla Kirurgen


Lina Jönsson
Phone: +46 46-222 48 43

Visiting hours: Wednesday 13:00-15:00

Room 244, floor 2, building Gamla Kirurgen