As a student at Lund University School of Economics and Management, you can access more than 100 different exchange agreements that will allow you to spend your fifth semester abroad. While getting to know and adapt to a new culture, you can use this opportunity to broaden your degree by exploring a new subject or a new perspective on an already familiar topic.
Lund University School of Economics and Management have exchange agreements with more than 100 highly-ranked partner universities in 28 countries around the world. All of our partner universities offer high-quality education suitable for your degree.
Am I required to pay tuition fee?
If you are a non-fee-paying student, you do not need to pay any tuition fee to the host university during your exchange semester.
If you are a student from outside the EU/EEA who is required to pay tuition fees, you will pay tuition fee to Lund University as planned. You will not pay any tuition fees to the host university.
Additional costs related to insurance, housing or meal plans can occur depending on the university in question.
Scholarships and grants
Some scholarships and grants are available to students. For more information please visit Lund University's international website.
What can I study during my exchange semester?
You can use your exchange to broaden your degree by exploring a new subject or a new perspective on an already familiar topic. Please bear this in mind:
- Choose courses that reflect your interest. Make sure that they do not overlap with courses previously studied at Lund.
- The courses should be relevant to your programme.
- Courses need to correspond with university level courses in Sweden, e.g. freshman courses in USA are not allowed.
If you plan to continue your studies at a Master's level, the exchange semester provides you with the opportunity to choose courses that can benefit your application and make you better prepared. If so, make sure that you double check the entry requirements for the Master’s programme of your choice, and choose your courses accordingly.
The application process
Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible to apply you need to:
- be an active student registered on the Bachelor's programme in International Business
- have passed at least 45 credits from semester 1 and 2 (one semester is 30 credits)
- have sufficient language skills in the relevant language of instruction to benefit from the teaching and to perform in examinations
When do I apply?
You need to apply during your third semester in order to go on an exchange in your fifth semester.
The University of California application round is open 15 October–1 November. The exchange to University of California is a full year exchange which is administered by the UC Study Centre at Lund University.
The main application round is open 15 October–15 November. All exchange opportunities will be announced during the main application round.
The second application round is open 1 February–15 February. Only vacant opportunities will be announced in the second application round.
What is the selection criteria?
Please note that all qualified applicants will be ranked by the International Office. They look at the following criteria:
- You have applied for the semester recommended by your programme (i.e. semester 5)
- You are on track with your studies and have a good academic record
If two applicants have the same academic record according to the above, other qualifications such as your Statement of Purpose and CV will be consulted.
If students are deemed equal, the selection will be decided by a draw.
Only one exchange is allowed during the programme.
If you are selected, you need to have completed a minimum of 85 credits before 15 April (during semester 4) to be allowed to go on an exchange in the autumn.
Some universities may have specific requirements in addition to the above, such as TOEFL/IELTS scores or specific grade requirements. It is important that you read and comply with each university’s specific requirements.