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Application process for LUSEM students

Everything you need to know about applying

Applying for a mobility abroad is a process that starts almost one year before departure. Below you will find detailed information what you can expect.

1. Find out if you're eligible to apply

Start by reading through the requirements for the international opportunity that you want to apply for. 

2. Search for available universities

Browse our search tool in order to see what partner universities are available to your programme. You can filter your options by country, subject area, year, period and mobility type.

Find your destination

3. Apply

Submit your application using our application guide.

Application Guide

4. Selection process and allocation of places

It takes approximately 4 weeks from the application deadline until the selection process is complete. The waiting period for notifications concerning the applications in January and February is shorter.

All eligible applicants who have submitted a complete application to the School of Economics and Management’s exchange programme are ranked, regardless of which universities they have applied for. The ranking of students and allocation of places are conducted by the LUSEM International Office.

1. Keep up with your studies

Students who have kept up with the programme plan and completed the courses from previous semesters are given priority. If you have not completed courses/components from previous semesters, this will affect your place in the ranking. However, missing exams during the semester before your departure will not affect your semester abroad.

2. Get good grades

All grades from previous semesters that are reported when the application round closes are included in the selection. You will receive an average grade value based on the share of credits with a certain grade.

If you have received grades in the VG/G system, these grades will be converted as VG = A/B, G = C/D.

3. Demonstrate additional qualifications

In case of competition for a place and equivalent qualifications in accordance with the above, an application letter and work qualifications/association experience are decisive. If the qualifications of two candidates can still be equated, the selection will be made through the drawing of lots.

How are the places allocated?

The allocation of places starts once the ranking is complete. All applicants are reviewed in the order in which they have been placed in the ranking, and are awarded a place based, to the greatest extent possible, on the student’s prioritised list of universities. The order in which you have ranked universities is therefore important! After you have been allocated a place at the university of your choice, as far as possible, all other universities you have applied for will be removed.

Please note that the host university may have restrictions that affect which student can be awarded a place, including prior knowledge, language proficiency, level of study or grades.

5. Nomination results

If you have been awarded a place, you will be sent instructions on how to log in to SoleMove and accept or decline your place. If you do not accept, you will lose your place.


If you have been assigned and confirmed a place in the regular application round, you are not eligible to apply in the spare place application round.


If you choose to cancel an offer for a place before the deadline, it will not affect your chances for a new exchange, should you choose to apply in the future.

Late cancel

If you have confirmed a place and for some reason had to cancel at a later stage, you must notify us immediately so that you don’t become liable for housing expenses etc. We will notify the host university. If you do a late decline, you can apply in both the regular application round and the spare place application round, but with limited chances.

If you have cancelled your exchange after the deadline due to starting a leading position in a nation (Quratel), Lundaekonomerna (Board member) or LINC (Board member), this will not have a negative impact if you choose to reapply at a later date. However, you must be able to present a certificate of employment.

If you do not receive a place

If you apply but do not receive a place, you can reapply at a later application round if it works with your study programme. 

6. After confirming your exchange place

Being selected for LUSEM’s exchange programme is only the first part in the process of studying abroad, and there will be many small and big steps along the way.
To help you prepare for your exchange, all students who confirm their place will be added to the Canvas course LUSEM Abroad.

This course will be your go-to resource for all the information you need for your exchange – before you go, while you are away, and when you get back home. You will be able to access information about:

  • How to submit your application to the host university
  • Choosing your courses
  • Financing your exchange
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Visas and residence permits

You will also be able to connect with other students who are going to the same university as you.


International Office
Lund University School of Economics and Management

outgoing [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