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Fact Sheet

Nomination periods

  • Autumn 2024: 15–31 March
  • Spring 2025: 15–30 September (preliminary dates)

Partner universities will receive an email with instructions on how to nominate students via Lund University’s online nomination system SoleMove. After the nomination period, a student login ID and password will be generated so that each nominated student can apply during the application period.

Link to the nomination and application system SoleMOVE.

Student course application periods

  • Autumn 2024: 2–15 April
  • Spring 2025: 1–15 October (preliminary dates)

Students who are successfully nominated by our partner universities are required to complete an online course application on SoleMove. Late applications are not accepted.

The students will receive an email with instructions and log in details for our online application, which is open only during the application periods.

The mandatory enclosures should be uploaded in English:
(Do not send hard copies)

  • Transcript of records (upload both Bachelor and Master transcripts if applicable)
  • Statement of purpose (maximum one page)
  • Passport copy with your personal data and photograph
  • CV
  • List of ongoing courses (mandatory if not listed in transcript of records)

Academic calendar

The official academic year at Lund University is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring), each lasting 20 weeks.

Academic Calendar (Lund University’s website)

Academic information

3+1,5 years Bachelor/Master of Laws, LL.M

2 years international Master’s programmes

Full time workload: 30 ECTS/semester. Two semesters (autumn/spring) in one academic year, with two study periods per semester.

Our law courses offered for exchange students are 15 ECTS or 7,5 ECTS. Lund University offers all incoming exchange students additional Swedish language courses and Special Area Study (SAS) courses.

Autumn semester
Study period 1: August - October
Study period 2: October - January

Spring semester
Study period 3: January - March
Study period 4: March - June

The academic system at Lund University’s website.

At Lund University, there are five different grading scales. The relevant faculty board decides which grading scale is to be used for which course. This means that one degree or transcript may include courses with different grading scales. Please note that no overall grade is given for the degree and that the faculties generally do not provide grade conversions.

All grades at Lund University are criterion-referenced, i.e. awarded in relation to the student’s performance relative to the learning objectives set out in the course syllabus. They do not grade how well the student performs in relation to other students, but how well he or she fulfils the objectives of the course.

ECTS grades are not awarded.

Grading scales used at the Faculty of Law:

Pass with Distinction (AB)/Med beröm godkänd

Pass with Credit (Ba)/Icke utan beröm godkänd

Pass (B)/Godkänd
Fail (U)/Underkänd 

Grading scales at Lund University’s website.

Our partners guarantee a sufficient level of English proficiency for nominated students. It is recommended that the student’s level of English language proficiency is equivalent to IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 90 / B2 CEFR.

Verifiable official transcript of records can be downloaded or printed at the end of the semester.

Transcripf of Records at Lund University’s website.

Student Accommodation

Students can apply for housing through LU Accommodation. As there is a great demand for housing in Lund, we strongly recommend that you apply through several different agencies and that you are very active in your search for housing.

Information about housing at Lund University’s website.

Student life in Lund

Lund is considered the number one city for students in Sweden, Lund offers an exciting campus environment with a vibrant student life, an international atmosphere and memorable student traditions.

Student life in Lund at Lund University’s website.

Student organisations at Lund University’s website.

Student services at Lund University’s website.

Preparing to come

If you have a disability, for example, dyslexia, a visual impairment, or ADHD, and would like to study at Lund University, we can provide you with support during your studies.

Students with disabilities at Lund University’s website.

Most international students arrive in Lund on Arrival Day, about two weeks before the start of the semester.

During Arrival Day, international mentors and university staff will welcome the students and help them settle into their new life in Lund and Sweden.

Arrival Day at Lund University’s website.

During the Orientation Weeks, you will have the chance to learn more about Sweden and Lund, and to make new friends.

Orientation Weeks at Lund University’s website.

Sign up for the following activities offered during the orientation weeks within the application for studies:

In general, all students from countries outside the EU/EEA need to have a residence permit to study in Sweden if they are planning on staying for more than three months. Students should not apply for a visa (which is generally only for shorter visits in the country), but for a residence permit for studies.

Residence permits at Lund University’s website.

Before arriving in Lund, students need to make sure that they have sufficient funds to cover living expenses.

Money and living costs at Lund University’s website.

All incoming students at Lund University Sweden are covered by either Student IN or FAS+.

Health and insurance at Lund University’s website.


Jenny Backer

Academic Advisor
incoming [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se (incoming[at]jur[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 10 55

Roma Knutsson

Programme Administrator
incoming [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se (incoming[at]jur[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 11 31

Louise Hultqvist

Internationalisation Manager
louise [dot] hultqvist [at] jur [dot] lu [dot] se (louise[dot]hultqvist[at]jur[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 10 34