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.)
- Founded in 1666
- International centre for research and education
- Takes part in the educational and research programs of the European Union
- Approximately 38 000 students
- Lund is one of Sweden’s oldest cities
- Situated in southern Sweden close to Denmark and northern Germany
- Medieval city with the university at its heart
- Striking architecture with a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere
- Population of 100 000 people
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- When applying to Go Global, Engineering students must select Lund-ENGINEERING
- LU semester 1: Late August to Mid January**
- LU semester 2: Late January to Early June
- **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
- Research opportunities available at this university: see Summer Research in Engineering at Lund University
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
- U21 Global Issues Program - certificate offered by UBC partnered with Universities of Melbourne (Australia), Queensland (Australia), Nottingham (United Kingdom), Lund (Sweden), Hong Kong (China) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
- 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, see Global Issues Program website
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
- Orientation - Exchange students are recommended to arrive in Lund on the official Arrival Day, which occurs approximately two weeks before the term starts
- Student mentors meet international students at the railway station and take them to 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