Lund University

Lund University is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Lund, Sweden.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Arrival Day and orientation: 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.

Academic calendar

Semester I (Autumn Semester): approximately end of August – mid-January
Semester II (Spring Semester): approximately mid-January – early June

Academic Calendar


Language requirement:

  • Bachelor: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required.
  • Master: a minimum language level of C1 (CEFR) in English is required.

The Swedish language requirement for exchange students wishing to study Swedish-taught courses is CEFR level C.

Areas of study open to exchange students

There are 2 agreements with the Lund University:

  • Genderstudies, Faculty of Humanities and Sociology. Students are also allowed to take courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Humanities and Languages: students can take courses at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. Subject taught here cover Archeology, Communication, English Studies, French Studies, Gender Studies, German Studies, History, History of Art, Italian Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Media, Musicology, Philosophy, Religion. Please note: Journalism is not available for exchange students!

Also, students of the agreement Humanities and Languages are allowed to take courses at other faculties within the university. Students are however obliged to take at least 50 percent of their courses at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology.

  • Some areas are restricted such as Medicine and Performing Arts.
  • Some faculties only allow students to take 25 percent of the courses, i.e. one course at their faculty.
  • Business courses are very difficult to access. 
Courses at Master’s level



Language of instruction

English and Swedish

Housing assistance

There is no housing guarantee for exchange students, however if you make your application on time Lund University does their best to place you in an accommodation.

More information about LU Accommodation and alternative housing.

Estimated living costs per month

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Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available
  • Humanities and Arts: 2 places per year.
  • Gender studies: 4 places per year. 
Additional information


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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!