Overview

Lunds Universitet

City: Lund
Language of instruction: English, Swedish

Lund University (a member of the U21 network) was founded in 1666. Today the Lund University is an international centre for research and education and respected as one of the best universities in Sweden.

Lund University cooperates with a great number of universities and research institutes all over the world, and takes part in the educational and research programs of the European Union.

Lund, one of Sweden’s oldest cities, is situated in southern Sweden close to Denmark and northern Germany. Lund is a medieval city with the university at its heart. A thousand years of history and academic excellence have created a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

The city has striking architecture and, in a city of 100 000 people with approximately 38 000 students, the atmosphere is vibrant and stimulating. 

Partner university's areas of study

Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureArtsCommerce (UBCV)EducationEngineeringFine ArtsLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

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ELIGIBILITY + TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study.

When applying to Go Global, Engineering students must select Lund-ENGINEERING.

Term dates

LU semester 1: Late August to late January**

LU semester 2: Late January to mid June

Notes on eligibility and timing

**Most Semester 1 courses taught in English end in December. Sometimes final writing assignments are due in January, but these can be handed in via the internet if the student has already returned to UBC for Term 2. However, students attending Semester 1 taking courses in Swedish will not be able to return to UBC to attend Term 2.

Summer program

Summer Research in Engineering at Lund University

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Conferences + special programsExchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

U21 Global Issues Program

The U21 Global Issues Program is a certificate offered by the University of British Columbia in conjunction with the Universities of Melbourne (Australia), Queensland (Australia), Nottingham (United Kingdom), Lund (Sweden), Hong Kong (China) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). The certificate can be earned by any student completing a UBC degree and consists of a minimum of 4 courses from 2 or more of the 7 partner universities (including UBC). To learn more about the Certificate in Global Issues, please visit the Global Issues Program website

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Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: CIVL 4th
Title: Foundations for Risk Assessment and Management
Partner course code: VRSN 05
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-04
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 217
Title: Intercultural Communication
Partner course code: SASH82
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-24
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Social Anthropology and Contemporary Swedish Society
Partner course code: SASA 23
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-24
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Intermedia Studies: The Aesthetics of Popular Culture
Partner course code: IMS B13
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2012-08-23
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Art History: Modern Design in Scandinavia
Partner course code: SASH 14
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-25
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 1
Partner course code: SUSA 11
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-18
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: The Roman Empire
Partner course code: SASH 39
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-03-14
UBC course: CLST 3rd
Title: Barbarians and Romans
Partner course code: SASH 79
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-05
UBC course: ECON 352
Title: Public Economics (Intermediate)
Partner course code: NEKG 51
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-29
UBC course: ECON 370
Title: Economics: Economic Evaluation
Partner course code: NEKN 51
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-09
UBC course: GEOB 270
Title: Remote Sensing and GIS
Partner course code: NGEA 05
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-23
UBC course: GEOB 270
Title: Geographical Information Systems, Basic course
Partner course code: NGEA 11
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-24
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Human Ecology: Political ecology
Partner course code: HEKX 20
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-09
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Communism in East and Central Europe: Present, Past, and Future Perspectives,
Partner course code: SASH 62
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Swedish History From a Nordic Perspective
Partner course code: SASH 64
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: HIST 441
Title: History of the Holocaust
Partner course code: SASH65
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 441
Title: History of the Holocaust
Partner course code: SASH 65
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: LING 101
Title: Diversity of the World's Languages
Partner course code: SASH 26
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: PHIL 2nd
Title: One World One Morality
Partner course code: SASH 66
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-03
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Religion and Politics
Partner course code: SASH 49
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Media and Armed Conflicts: Past and Present
Partner course code: SASH 67
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Media and the History of Political Rhetoric
Partner course code: SASH 69
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Religion and Politics
Partner course code: SASH 49
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Swedish Politics - Past and Present
Partner course code: SASH 63
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-13
UBC course: RELG 3rd
Title: Terror in the Name of God: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism
Partner course code: SASH21
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: RELG 3rd
Title: The Crusades – Fact and Fiction, Past and Present
Partner course code: SASH 71
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-14
UBC course: SCAN 333
Title: Survey of Swedish Literature
Partner course code: SASH 16
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-13
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Viking Age Scandinavia
Partner course code: SASH 02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-04-09
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Swedish Art in a Scandinavian Context
Partner course code: SASH 74
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: The Religious Impact of Migration in Sweden
Partner course code: SASH 76
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Swedish Music in Contemporary Culture
Partner course code: SASH 80
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-27
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Swedish Film
Partner course code: SASH 3
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: The Old Icelandic Heritage
Partner course code: SASH 48
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-13
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Dawn of European Culture
Partner course code: SASH 5
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Introduction to Scandinavian Culture and Society
Partner course code: SASH 55
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Introduction to Scandinavian Culture and Society
Partner course code: SASH 55
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-03-07
UBC course: SCAN 4th
Title: Survey of Swedish Literature
Partner course code: SASH 16
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 4th
Title: Old Icelandic Heritage
Partner course code: SASH 48
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SOCI 285
Title: Gender, Citizenship and Migration
Partner course code: SASA 24
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 285
Title: Gender, Citizenship and Migration
Partner course code: SASA 24
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Swedish Society and Everyday Life
Partner course code: SASH 60
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 301
Title: Sociology: The Sociology of Human Development
Partner course code: SOCB 26
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-04
UBC course: SOCI 361
Title: Scandinavian Model of Equality: Gender, Class, Ethnicity and the Social Welfare State
Partner course code: SASA 17
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Cultural Perspectives on Health, Lifestyle and Medicine
Partner course code: SASH 61
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
UBC course: SOCI 420
Title: Sociology: Managing Sustainability, Society, and Collective Behaviour
Partner course code: SOCB 29
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-27
UBC course: SWED 100
Title: Swedish for Exchange Students Level 1
Partner course code: SVEE 11
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-31
UBC course: SWED 110
Title: Swedish for Exchange Students Level 2
Partner course code: SVEE 12
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-31
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Organizing
Partner course code: FEKG 11
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Culture
Partner course code: FEKH 42
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-16
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Critical Animal Studies - Animals in Society, Culture and the Media
Partner course code: SASH68
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
Science
UBC course: ASTR 300
Title: Galaxies and Cosmology
Partner course code: ASTA 33
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-09
UBC course: BIOL 455
Title: Neurobiology
Partner course code: BIOR 58
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: BIOL 459
Title: Sensory Biology
Partner course code: BIOR 20
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-21
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: River Restoration in Europe
Partner course code: BIOR 42
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-08-01
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Marine Ecology
Partner course code: BIOR 65
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-22
UBC course: MICB 302
Title: Immunology
Partner course code: BIOR 16
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-01
UBC course: MICB 3rd
Title: Molecular Biotechnology
Partner course code: BIOR 31
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-02
UBC course: PHYS 304
Title: Quantum Mechanics and Computations
Partner course code: FYSB 02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-10
Social Work
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Swedish Social Policy
Partner course code: SASA 22
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14

UBC Okanagan

Applied Science
UBC course: ENGR 4th
Title: Water, Society and Climate Change
Partner course code: water VVRN2O
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-09
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Anthropology and Contemporary Swedish Society
Partner course code: SASA23
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-27
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Old Icelandic Heritage
Partner course code: SASH 48
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-04
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Cultural pespectives on health lifestyle and medecine
Partner course code: SASH 61
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-10
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The religious impact of migration in sweden
Partner course code: SASH 76
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-10
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: Development Studies: Development Theories
Partner course code: Economics UTVC13
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-19
UBC course: ECON 371
Title: Environmental Economics
Partner course code: NEKH 52
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-05-07
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Population, Settlement, and Economic Geography of Scandinavia
Partner course code: SASA 18
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-05-07
UBC course: GWST 3rd
Title: Scandinavian Model of Equality - Gender, Class, Ethnicity and the Social Welfare State
Partner course code: SASA 17
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-30
UBC course: GWST 3rd
Title: Violence, Gender, and Culture- A Global Perspective
Partner course code: GWST SASH57
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Globalization and the Pre-Modern World
Partner course code: SASH 35
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-04
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of the Holocaust
Partner course code: SASH 65
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Barbarians and Romans
Partner course code: SASH 79
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-05
UBC course: POLI 1st
Title: Introduction to the Middle East
Partner course code: SASH 23
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-31
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Science: Swedish Politics
Partner course code: STVC 01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-31
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Science: The Ethics of War and Peace
Partner course code: STVN 18
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-31
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: War and Peace in the Western Balkans
Partner course code: FKVB 22
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-31
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Topics in European Integration
Partner course code: EKHE 32
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-05-07
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Governance and Conflict in the Middle East
Partner course code: SASH 38
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-24
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Comparative International Systems
Partner course code: STVC 69
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-31
UBC course: POLI 462
Title: International Relations Theory in Time and Space
Partner course code: STVC 62
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-31
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Globalization and Culture
Partner course code: GLOB 04
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-05-07
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Gender, Social Change, and Modernity
Partner course code: SASA 16
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-05-07
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Education, Culture and Lifestyle in Sweden
Partner course code: SASA 20
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-17
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Development and Social Welfare Policies
Partner course code: SOCB 28
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-05-07
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sociology: Managing Sustainability, Society and Collective Behaviour
Partner course code: SOCB 29
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-24
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Swedish Society and Everyday Life
Partner course code: SASH 60
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-09-20
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Education, Language, and Communication
Partner course code: SASA SASA21
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-01-02
Education
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Swedish for Exchange Students
Partner course code: Swedish exta24
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-02
Management
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: Intro to European Business Law
Partner course code: SASJ01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-27
UBC course: MGMT 422
Title: Project Management: A Business Perspective
Partner course code: FEKH 13
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-02-02
UBC course: MGMT 481
Title: Business Policy
Partner course code: FEKH 11
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-12
UBC course: MGMT 490
Title: Business Administration: Traineeship
Partner course code: FEKH 02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-03
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Business and Multinational Enterprise
Partner course code: FEKH 21
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Business to Business Marketing
Partner course code: FEKH 22
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-07-05
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Corporate Culture
Partner course code: FEKH 42
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Business Administration: Leadership and Change Management
Partner course code: FEKH 46
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-04
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: FEKH 91
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: SUST 1st
Title: Social Innovation - a Strategy for Sustainability
Partner course code: SASE 21
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-19

Other

Others
UBC course: SUST 1st
Title: Greening the economy - Lessons from Scandinavia
Partner course code: SASI 01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-19
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. Some exceptions may apply. 

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

Orientation

Exchange students are recommended to arrive in Lund on the official Arrival Day, which occurs approximately two weeks before the term starts.

On Arrival Day student mentors meet the international students at the railway station and take them to the Arrival Day where students receive a "Welcome package" with necessary and useful information. Students who have arranged housing through the International Housing Office (IHO) will meet representatives from IHO and sign the housing contract and get their keys, and those students who have applied for the Swedish Language and Orientation Programme will register for this. Following these formalities, students will get transport to their rooms.

The Orientation Programme (OP) aims to be a help for exchange students to settle in smoothly at the university and in the student life of Lund.  

Information on accommodation

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