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How to apply as an exchange student

Lund University School of Economics and Management

In order to complete your admission process to Lund University you have to submit an online application. It is only possible to submit an application during the application periods.

Application process

  1. After you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive an activation email with further instructions on how to log in to the mobility system:


  2. Apply in the application period that applies to you:

    Key dated and deadlines for incoming exchange students

  3. Make sure that you read and follow the instructions on how to apply in the online system. You can log in to the mobility system Solemove at any time to follow the progress of your application status.

  1. Log in
  2. Read the instructions
  3. Fill in and upload required documents
  4. Save and send 

1. Log in

Applications are made online semester-wise. Username and password will be sent to nominated students via e-mail. Login is not possible until the application period starts.

  • Go to our mobility system:


  • Choose Lund University[LU]
  • Choose Log in using: Local 
  • Log in with the userID you have received via email (please note that your account must be activated and a password must first be chosen before logging in).

2. Read the instructions

On the application page you will find information specific to your application. It is very important that you read the application guide and follow all instructions given.

Solemove @ Lund University(PDF)

3. Fill in information and upload required documents

You will need to fill in all required information in all tabs in the application before it is considered complete. As long as a mandatory field is not filled in, you will se a red "missing data" box on the right side of the page.

Personal data

Start your application by entering your personal data. The duration of your exchange is already filled in by your home university. Make sure to fill in all the mandatory fields.

Study information

In the Study information tab, please provide us with the following information:

  • Choose "School of Economics and Management" as your faculty/department.
  • Indicate if you wish to apply to the Swedish introduction course SUSA.

Current studies

The Current studies section focuses on what you are currently studying at your home university. Please make sure to fill in all the mandatory fields.

Note that you will need to indicate English language proficiency in the ”Language Knowledge” section. Read more about the European Language levels:

Common European Framework of Reference for Language skills -

Proposed study plan

The course selection is the hardest part of your application, and something you should plan accordingly. Have this in mind:

  • Students nominated through/via a LUSEM exchange agreement are expected to take the majority of their courses at the School of Economics and Management.
  • Choose courses adding up to 30 ECTS per semester. Normally it means two courses in study period 1 and two courses in study period 2.
  • Courses at LUSEM are very popular and each course has a limited number of seats. Therefore you must always state two alternatives per course.
  • All courses should be approved by your home university before you submit your application.
    Instructions on how to choose courses at LUSEM


Upload the following mandatory enclosures:

  • Transcript of Records in English
  • List of ongoing courses (if not listed in the transcript)*
  • Eligibility form  (follow the instructions)
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport Copy

Eligibility form - instructions (PDF)

Eligibility form (PDF)

* if you do not have any ongoing courses, e.g. if you are doing an internship or are on a study break, upload a document which indicates your activities during the current semester.

The file format should be .pdf or .doc/.docx.

Check and send application

When you have filled in all the mandatory fields and uploaded all the mandatory enclosures, there should be no warning signs on the different tabs of your application.

The button ”Send application” will then be visible in the ”Check and send application” tab. Remember that your application cannot be edited after it has been submitted.


We communicate with you through messages in the system. You will receive an email notifying you of new messages

4. Save and send

Your  application cannot be edited after it has been submitted. Your Status of application will change from ”Application not ready” to ”Application sent”.

After your application has been submitted, it will be evaluated. When you have received your Letter of Acceptance, you will be able to see in the Recommendation column which courses you have been accepted to.

You may always log in to Solemove and check the progress of your application.

Shortly after the application deadline, The International Office at LUSEM will look at your application and make sure that you meet the prerequisites, have attached all required documents, and that you have stated at least 4 first hand choices or courses that add up to 30 ECTS credits, and that you have also stated alternatives for each course.

Key dates and deadlines for incoming exchange students

Your Letter of Acceptance will be issued if your application is accepted. If you are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country you need your Letter of Acceptance to apply for a Residence permit or visa. You can find more information the following webpage:

Preparing to come to LUSEM

You may always log in to Solemove and check the progress of your application. When you have received your Letter of Acceptance, you will be able to see in the Recommendation column which courses you have been accepted to. This process takes up to one month, so all courses will not show until we are done with the course admission process.

When the course admission process is done, a confirmation of courses email will be sent to you in late May (for exchange in the autumn) and in November (for exchange in the spring).

Apply for housing

LU Accommodation

Like in many other university cities, housing is always in great demand in Lund, especially at the beginning of each semester. LU Accomodation is mainly a service for international exchange and degree-seeking students.

LU Accomodation provides a limited number of rooms for exchange students and will do their utmost to help you, but we cannot guarantee a room for everyone. Applying before the deadline is important.

Find more information about the application on the LU Accommodation application website:

LU Accommodation -

AF Bostäder new student lottery

We recommend all students to apply for housing both via LU Accommodation and also via AF Bostäder in their new student (novisch) lottery:

AF Bostäder -

Other housing options

Please note that, even if you apply for housing on time, there is no guarantee that you will get housing through LU Accommodation. You should also look into other options before coming to Lund.

Accommodation agencies -


International Office
Lund University School of Economics and Management

incoming [at] ehl [dot] lu [dot] se

You can reach us on the phone during our visiting hours:
+ 46 46 222 33 44

International Office at LUSEM

Freemover at LUSEM?

Freemovers can not apply to the exchange programme at Lund University School of Economics and Management.

There are a few stand-alone courses at Lund University which you may look at instead:

What can I study? -