Lund University

Lund, Helsingborg, Malmö, Ljungbyhed
Sweden

Language of instruction

Swedish
English

Lund University gives students the chance to experience an education from Sweden's top-ranked university and one of Scandinavia’s largest and oldest universities. Ranked among the Top 100 in the world, LU also offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research.

The city of Lund is in southern Sweden, close to Malmö. This part of the country is very close to Denmark and Germany, just 40 minutes by train from Copenhagen. Lund is a study destination without the language barrier - English is widely spoken here (90 per cent of Swedes are fluent).

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester August/September–January

View the LU academic calendar.

Campuses

Lund University has multiple campuses encompassing different schools and faculties:

  • City of Lund (main campus)
  • Campus Helsinborg (The Department of Service Management, Department of Communication Studies, the School of Social Work and the Faculty of Engineering )
  • Campus Malmö (Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts)
  • Campus Ljungbyhed (School of Aviation (LUSA))

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at LU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at LU.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the LU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Lund University also offers special area studies for international students.

 

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business information systems
Economics
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Marketing
Anthropology
Archaeology
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Development
English literature
History and ancient history
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
Religion
Sociology
Law
French
German
Italian
Linguistics
Spanish
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Postgraduate
Architecture
Business administration
Business information systems
Economics
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Finance
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Marketing
Biological engineering
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Information technology
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Software engineering
Social work
Anthropology
Archaeology
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Development
English literature
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
Religion
Sociology
Law
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Linguistics
Russian
Spanish
Psychology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Food science
Mathematics and statistics
Physics

Course restrictions

Nursing courses are available for study.

Architecture is available for postgraduate architecture students.

Law at LU is offered at a Postgraduate level. Undergraduate students are only able to take these courses if they have already completed 3 years of study. 

Lund University details all admission requirements and restrictions applicable to exchange students.

Additional academic information

LU has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Exchange students are not guaranteed housing through Lund University and must find private accommodation. LU provides a number of resources to help students search for accommodation. 

Cost of living

Your living cost in Sweden will depend on your individual lifestyle. LU recommends budgeting around SEK 9000 per month. A breakdown of living expenses is available on LU's money and living costs webpage

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

The Swedish government provides a special insurance for exchange students called Student IN to provide, for example, accident coverage, costs for home transport in case of illness or accident, liability coverage, legal expenses and property coverage. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

LU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.