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UVA Exchange: Lund University
Lund, Sweden (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 15-SEP-2018
20-SEP-2018 15-JAN-2019 09-JUN-2019
NOTE: If nominated to this exchange, you must commit to or decline participation by September 25. The exact semester end date may vary from faculty to faculty. Confirm dates with your host university.
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 25-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30. Dates will be available soon on the LU Academic Calendar. They will include the re-sit exam period in January; note that students will be able return to UVA before the start of the Spring semester.
Fall Semester 2019 15-MAR-2019 25-MAR-2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 30. Dates will be available soon on the LU Academic Calendar. They will include the re-sit exam period in January; note that students will be able return to UVA before the start of the Spring semester.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
African-American & African Studies, Arabic, Archaeology, Art - Art History, Astronomy, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Global Development Studies, History, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
Lund building and fountain

UVA Exchange
Lund University


Lund University, with seven faculties and a number of research centers and specialized institutes, is the largest unit for research and higher education in Sweden. The main part of the university is situated in Lund, but a number of departments for research and education are located in Malmö and Helsingborg. Lund University was founded in 1666, partly in order to knit the provinces that had been ceded by Denmark in 1658 closer to Sweden. Since then, the University has developed into a modern international center for research and higher education. At present, more than 34,000 students are enrolled at Lund University and altogether some 6,000 people are employed.

Location IconLocation

Lund, centrally situated in the attractive and expansive Öresund region, is built on a medieval network of streets and bears a cultural-historical identity provided by its old buildings and surroundings that have been preserved for centuries. The university and students give the city a youthful and multicultural atmosphere, which has led to an active cultural life full of activities and entertainment. Lund is where more than a thousand years of history are blended with modern knowledge and visions. Here one finds the charms of the small town side by side with the temptations and comforts of the big city. Lund offers classical museums, art galleries and other sights. Theatres, music, lectures, inviting restaurants and cafés - you will find them in the center of Lund, all within walking distance. In the eastern districts of Lund, Dalby, Genarp, Södra Sandby and Veberöd, one can experience a mixture of traditional culture and beautiful natural surroundings.

Lund building with ivy Lund build with tree

Courses IconAcademics

Comprehensive. Includes courses in the fields of Development and Sustainability, Gender Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Scandinavian Area Studies and Swedish language. A wide selection of courses are taught in English.

For a list of courses available exclusively to exchange students visit: Lund University course list. These courses are taught primarily in English, with some choices in Swedish, French and Spanish. Enrollment in these courses is normally limited to exchange students.

Fall Term: mid August - mid January
Spring Term: mid January - early June

Swedish Language & International Orientation
Swedish Language (SUSA) is a short language introduction course of 3 credits offered to all exchange students before the regular semester and courses start. The goal is to give students a smooth integration into the Swedish culture. Learn more about SUSA and other Swedish language options at

The orientation weeks for international students include a variety of activities that aim to help students settle in smoothly at the University and in student life. Read more about Arrival Day and orientation at


Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

Sweden does not have a campus accommodation system as certain other countries do. National students are obliged to find their own housing. As a special service to our Exchange & International Master's students, Lund's International Housing Office manages a limited number of student rooms. Since housing demand sometimes exceeds supply, we cannot guarantee anyone a room. In order to get a room you must be accepted for study by a coordinator at Lund University. Rest assured that the International Housing Office and the International Desk will do their very best to help you. In general, the standard of student rooms in Lund is very high. All of them are perfectly functional and the majority have private toilets and showers as well as Internet connection. Students need not wait to be formally accepted for study at Lund University. As an exchange student you may apply for housing as soon as your home university has nominated you.

Cost IconCost

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date.  US passport holders will need a Residence Permit to participate in this program. All students must consult the Lund University and Swedish Migration Agency website(s) for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.