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How to apply for exchange studies


To come to Lund University and the Faculty of Law as an exchange student, your home university must have a formal agreement for exchange studies with Lund University. Check with the International Office at your university (either the central office or your faculty's/department's office) to see whether there is an agreement with Lund University and whether you are eligible to go on an exchange.

Most courses at the Faculty of Law in Lund are on master’s level but we do offer a few courses on bachelor level. For courses on master’s level nominated students should have passed at least 150 ECTS of law school studies at University level before coming to Lund.

It is important that you have sufficient proficiency in English to be able to study the courses open to exchange students. It is recommended that your level of English language proficiency is equivalent to IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 90/B2 CEFR. Please check with your home university regarding the required levels to be nominated for an exchange to Lund University.

Nomination and course application

Nomination is intended for partner universities and course application is done by students. 

Nomination periods

  • Autumn 2024: 15–31 March
  • Spring 2024: 15–30 September

In order for students to be able to apply for courses, they must have been officially nominated by their home university.

Student course application periods

  • Autumn 2024: 2–15 April
  • Spring 2024: 1–15 October

After nomination, the student will receive an email with an online application link and all the information needed to complete the course application. Note the application dates as late applications are not accepted. 

In the application we ask you to include following in English:

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

Apply for 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.

Letter of Acceptance

Shortly after the application deadline we will start handling the application. We will make sure you meet the prerequisites, have attached all needed documents, and that you have stated first hand choices that add up to 30 ECTS credits, and have alternatives for each course.

Later, you will receive your Letter of Acceptance, which is needed in order to apply for a Residence permit or VISA (if applicable). The Letter of Acceptance will grant you the confirmation of your coming studies as an exchange student at Lund University, Faculty of Law.

Course admission

Full time studies includes courses of totally 30 ECTS. In order to attend the course you are admitted to, you need to register online in the student portal one week before the course starts.

If you have not been accepted to a course, it might be either because you did not meet the entry requirements, or that the course was full. There are limited number of places for each course so it is important that you put a second choice in your application.

We do not work with "add and drop" periods at the beginning of the semester, which means that you have to take the courses you have been admitted to. If you are not satisfied, please write us an e-mail immediately and we will try to meet your wishes.

Please know that you also have to attend the first mandatory lecture of your course to fully participate.

You are only welcome to attend courses you have been officially admitted to. No students without a course admission are allowed in class.

Frequently asked questions

Course admission is done when the application process is over. The courses you have been accepted to can’t be changed. Due to courses having limited seats, you should provide two alternative courses.

Building a study plan is time-consuming and you need to check first with your home university if the course you have in mind is acceptable or not. Acceptable in a sense that your ECTS from here will be credited towards your studies back home. Therefore, before you send your application in, you should contact your home university to check if they can accept the courses you wish to apply for. This goes for both main choices and alternative choices.

It is important to make sure that you only apply for courses you are interested in and approved by your home university. Requests to change courses after the admission period has little to no chance of being approved.

You find the entry requirements for all courses below each course name. Read more on the page for course information.

Technically it is possible, but we recommend having a balanced study plan, i.e., 15 ECTS per period to be able to manage studies better. Having two courses at the same time can also create schedule clashes.

Yes, this is allowable. The requirement for full-time studies is 30 ECTS per term, with at least 15 ECTS from the Faculty of Law. 

An official transcript of records with signature and stamp is required.

A Statement of Purpose addressed to the Faculty of Law only needs to contain a short motivation letter, max 1 page.

Uploading certificate of English proficiency is not mandatory but it is recommended that the student’s level of English language proficiency is equivalent to IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 90 / B2 CEFR.

We strongly recommend you attend the pre-registration day as you will receive a lot of practical information about course registration and how to find your way at the Faculty of Law. 


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