Here, you will find information about course requirements and the course offerings.
English language requirements
Please check with your home university to make sure that your English is of a satisfactory level for academic studies.
Plan for full-time studies
As an incoming exchange student, you are required to follow a full-time semester study plan. One semester of full-time studies equals 30 ECTS credits (ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System). We require that you take at least half of your credits (15 credits per semester) within the Faculty of Science.
You can take a maximum of 30 ECTS credits per semester, plus two extra courses in the Swedish language for exchange students:
- Introductory Swedish Language Course – SUSA course (3 credits)
- Swedish for Exchange Students – SVEE courses (7.5 credits)
Each course has specific admission requirements, which can be found in the course syllabus. Please carefully read the admission requirements. Make sure that you both fulfill the requirements and that you will receive credits for the courses at your home university.
All course syllabi are available in the Lund University syllabus library. Please note that all courses listed are not open to exchange students (see available courses for exchange students in the next paragraph).
Lund University syllabi library website
Courses for exchange students
Click on the link below to see the courses currently offered by the Faculty of Science.
Science courses for incoming exchange students
Swedish language courses for exchange students
Introductory Swedish Language Course – SUSA course (3 credits)
The course is offered during the orientation week, before the regular classes start. You apply for the course in the online application for nominated exchange students.
Swedish for exchange students – SVEE courses (7.5 credits)
The courses are given at different levels, depending on your prior knowledge in the Swedish language.
Swedish for exchange students (SUSA and SVEE courses) – sol.lu.se
Special Area Studies
You can apply for ”Special Area Study” courses in subjects such as Swedish culture and society, European studies, regional courses, and global issues of contemporary interest. Here, at the Faculty of Science, we offer the course The Scientific Method. The Special Area Study courses are generally open to most exchange students and are worth 7.5 ECTS credits each.
Read more about the Special Area Studies on Lund University’s main website
Courses at other faculties
You may take courses from other faculties than the faculty of Science.
Examination is usually conducted at the end of each course. You will be graded according to one of our two scales, which vary between courses. See the course syllabus for more information.
The faculty´s two grading scales:
- U (fail), G (pass), VG (pass with distinction)
- U (fail), G (pass)
You can find the schedules for most (but not all) courses through the Lund University schedule generator, TimeEdit.
In those cases where the course is not in TimeEdit, the schedule will be available through the course webpages. Keep in mind that in many cases the schedules are not finalised until one month before the beginning of the course.
The schedules in TimeEdit are highly customisable, and you can also subscribe to them. We recommend the graphical view, and colour reservation by course.