How to apply

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Online application to LUSEM

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:
    Application dates and deadlines
  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.

Instructions on how to apply in the mobility system Solemove

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

1. Login

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
  • 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 information and follow all instructions given.

Solemove application guide

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:

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 (CEFR)

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

* 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.

Letter of Acceptance and confirmation of courses

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.

More information about dates and deadlines

Your Letter of Acceptance is needed in order to apply for a Residence permit or VISA (if applicable).

Read more under "Preparing to come"

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 Accomodation application website

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.

Visit AF Bostäder's website

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 Accomodation. You should also look into other options before coming to Lund.

More information on the Lund University Housing website


International Office
Lund University School of Economics and Management

You can reach us on the phone daily during office hours:
+ 46 46 222 33 44

Visiting hours and address

Make sure to prepare the following documents!

  • Transcript of records
  • List of ongoing courses
    (if not listed in the transcript)
  • Eligibility form  
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose

Read the pre-arrival guide thoroughly!

All admitted exchange students to Lund University are sent a pre-arrival guide before the start of the semester. These guides provide detailed information to help you prepare for your stay in Lund and the answers to most of the questions we receive from students.

Read more at Lund University's international website