EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APPLYING
Application instructions for Bachelor's students
In order to apply to the School of Economics and Management’s exchange programme for Bachelor's students, you must register as an online applicant and provide your email address. A personal password will automatically be sent to your email address, which you can then use to log in and fill in your application.
Your application must contain the required personal data, application documents and the universities you have chosen in ranking order. You can log in and resave your application multiple times!
Go to the online application
Since the online application system currently has Swedish settings only, please refer to the instructions below if needed.
Fill in your personal data
You must fill in all requested information. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Be sure to enter a valid and long-term email address where we and the partner university can send you information and documents. Lund University can at the moment not send emails to the following clients: Yahoo, Hotmail or Live.
You can apply for up to 15 different universities in one application, but bare in mind that you will need to draw up a study plan for the courses you want to study for each university. Consider your ranking carefully – it cannot be changed afterwards. We recommend you to apply for all the universities you are interested in. The more universities you apply for, the greater your chance of obtaining a place. Remember that you can only apply for universities that are available to your programme.
Available universities for the upcoming academic year are published in our Exchange database. Under each university you will find information and links regarding courses, applications, visas, accommodation and other information that may be useful when choosing what universities to apply for.
Upload supporting documents
The application can include max 5 attachments. All attachments must be written in English and uploaded in PDF format.
- Statement of Purpose
Name of document: sop_surname_first name
Fill in the template: Statement of Purpose document (Word)
We do not conduct personal interviews so anything you want us to consider must be included in your Statement of Purpose. Your Statement of Purpose should be written in English. You only have to submit one Statement of Purpose, not one per university you are applying for.
- Focus on your career, education and self-development.
- Be specific when motivating your choice of universities.
Name of document: cv_surname_first name
Your CV shall be max two A4 pages and written in English
- Study plan
Name of document: study_plan_surname_first name
A study plan is a preliminary, simple list of the courses you would want to study at each university; preferably include the course code (if available), course title and the number of credits at the host university. The total number of credits for all courses must correspond to 30 credits in Lund. Information about the number of credits required at each university can be found in the Exchange database.
Example of a Study Plan (Word)
- Other documents (All documents should be compiled into one PDF document and uploaded in your application)
Name of document: otherdocuments_surname_first name
- Work qualifications/association experience and possible letter of recommendation if mentioned in your CV (letters in Swedish are also accepted).
- Study results from international and other Swedish higher education institutions (i.e. courses not taken at Lund University). You do not need to include a Ladok transcript of your studies at Lund University in your application, as this will be retrieved by us once the application round has been closed.
Alternative study structure (if applicable)
Name of document: alternative_study_structure_surname_first name
Complete planning of the courses to be included in your degree. This only applies to students with an alternative study structure. This document does not need to be written in English.
Example of an Alternative Study Structure
- If there is something you wish to call special attention to, write it in the comments field, e.g. if you will need learning support during your exchange semester or an explanation as to why you are falling behind on your study results. You may be asked to show a medical certificate if applicable, but you don’t have to upload it with your application.
Save and submit
You can save and resave your application as many times as you want before the application deadline. Print a copy of your application to keep as a reference.
Application instructions for Master's students
Selection process and allocation of places
It takes approximately 6 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.
What can i do to ensure a high ranking?
1. Apply for the right semester
Those who want to apply for an exchange during a semester other than those recommended by your programme will only be admitted if there are places available, and if approved by your study programme.
2. 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 current semester will not affect your place.
3. 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.
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.
Accept your place
Once you have been awarded a place, you will be sent instructions on how to log in to the online application system and accept or decline your place. If you do not accept, you will lose your place.
If you have been assigned and accepted a place in the regular application round, you are not eligible to apply in the spare place application round.
If you choose to decline 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.
If you have accepted a place and for some reason had to decline 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 withdrawn from studies after the deadline due to a full-time assignment in the students’ union or a nation, 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.