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
Notes on Language of Instruction
ELIGIBILITY + 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 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.
Course equivalency formula
ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
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.)
* 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
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.
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
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.