Lund, Sweden

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Language Requirement: Courses offered in English!exchangestudies

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Health Insurance

Students are required to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Sweden.

Visa/Permit Requirements

You will need a visa to enter the Schengen zone. The visa is usually valid in all Schengen counties and entitles the bearer to travel freely between them until the visa expires. However, since rules may vary from county to county, please obtain relevant information from the Swedish embassy/Consulate in Canada prior to departure. You will need to apply for the visa well in advance of your departure to Sweden. Non-EU residents also require a study permit which can be obtained from the Swedish Embassy. You will need a valid passport, Letter of Acceptance, certificate of financial support and health insurance in order to apply for a study permit. The health insurance is provided by Lund University and your letter of acceptance is proof of insurance for the permit application.

Application cost for student permit is $160.


The International Housing Office helps exchange students find accommodation but the University cannot guarantee accommodation since the housing situation in Lund is very strained. The Housing Office recommends that students consider the following housing alternatives:

Cost of Living

  • Rent (shared two bedroom): $750/month
  • Transportation $76.70/month
  • Food: $250/month

To live and study in Sweden costs approximately $1140/month, depending on each student’s spending habits. Students who rent accommodation from the International Housing Office can expect rents in the range of SEK 2700 – 4500 per month, depending on the type of accommodation.

Academic Calendar

Academic year 2022/2023

  •     Autumn semester 2022: Monday 29 August 2022 – Sunday 15 January 2023
  •     Spring semester 2023: Monday 16 January 2023 – Sunday 4 June 2023

The International Desk at Lund University runs “Arrival Day” around the middle of January (Spring semester) and mid-end of August (Fall semester), followed by the orientation program in the weeks that follow. The semester at the Faculty of Law is divided into two parts, Study Periods 1 and 2, each lasting 10weeks. university/academic-calendar

Courses Offered

A wide variety of courses are offered, including: Introduction to Swedish law; Enforcement of EU Law; Comparative European Legal History; the Fundamentals of European and International Taxation – Part 1 and 2; Law and Religion; Legal History of Minorities and; Scandinavian Legal Thinking. Lund University uses a credit system – higher education credits (HEC). 60 HECs each year are considered full-time. Students are allowed to take one course per study period (i.e. 2 courses per semester – 30 HECs in total). If you take other courses at Lund University you can be admitted to 45 HECs in total each semester. The courses are offered in an ‘independent study’ method, you are required to take one course at a time.

Semester Dates

Autumn semester 2019: Monday 2 September–Sunday 19 January 2020

Spring semester 2020: Monday 20 January–Sunday 7 June 2020.