Study abroad

Opportunities for current students

As a current Bachelor's or Master's student at Lund University, you may have the opportunity to study abroad at another university.

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In general there are two different ways to study abroad: as an exchange student or on your own.

Study abroad as an exchange student

Lund University has exchange agreements with 640 partner universities in 70 countries all over the world. This gives you a unique opportunity to study abroad. Every year, we send around 1 300 students on exchange.

If you are a Bachelor's or Master's student interested in exchange studies, you must first ask your programme coordinator whether the programme allows exchange and if so, which semester(s) of the study programme is (are) preferable.

You then apply for an exchange through your faculty. Eligibility requirements, application instructions and deadlines may vary between faculties. Please check your faculty's website for more information.

Studying abroad during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – what do you need to consider?

The pandemic affects our entire world. Countries have been affected to varying degrees. Authorities and universities have acted differently and recommendations and restrictions are continuously updated. You can get an overview at the following websites:

Also make sure to keep track of the host university's/host organisation's information about Covid-19.
Do you have any questions? Please contact the International Office at your faculty.

Study abroad on your own

You can also apply to universities abroad on your own. If you wish to do this, you need to arrange everything yourself. If there are fees, you need to pay them yourself and you are also personally responsible for obtaintaining valid insurance.

Study abroad through international networks and programmes

Lund University is a member of several international networks and programmes, some of which offer study abroad opportunities, often including scholarships.

Read more about study abroad through international networks and programmes

Virtual exchange via Universitas 21 (U21)

Global Citizenship – 3-week online course

5–23 October 2020

Global Citizenship is an experiential online programme which develops the skills and competencies students need to advance the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. 

You will participate in experiential activities and exercises, complete offline tasks and reflections, and work on your own individual plan to advance your Sustainable Development Goal. At the end of the programme, students can earn the Global Citizenship micro-credential, demonstrating to the world that they’ve developed the skills to tackle complex global issues and stand up as leaders. 

Global Connections – an international meeting point online

The newly launched U21 Global Connections will give you the opportunity to virtually meet students from 27 global universities. Whether you would like to compare experiences of navigating 2020 as a student, getting an international perspective on other contemporary topics or simply find out more about other countries and cultures, Global Connections provides you the platform.

Learn more at the U21 website – the application period ended on 11 September

What is U21?

Universitas 21 is a global university network aiming to empower students and staff from 27 world-class universities to share excellence, collaborate across borders and nurture international knowledge exchange.

Learn more about U21 at their website