General information 

Less than three per cent of Sweden’s land area is built up and forests cover 69 per cent of the country. Sweden is long – some 1,574 kilometres from top to bottom – and can be divided into three major regions: Götaland in the south, Svealand in the middle and Norrland in the north.

Swedes hold nature in high esteem, which is one reason why environmental issues are so important to them. Only one per cent of solid waste goes to landfill in Sweden – with the rest recycled or used to produce heat, electricity or vehicle fuel in the form of biogas. Renewable energy sources account for nearly half (48 per cent) of Swedish energy production.

(Source: Study in Sweden) 

Please note that some partners may not be available for exchange for a particular academic year, if this is the case it is stated below.

  Partner universities
Lund, Lunds Universitet

Lund University website

Fast facts

  • Language of instruction: English & Swedish
  • Number of students enrolled: 42,000
  • Number of campuses: 4
  • Academic year: September - June
  • Autumn Semester Equivalent: September – January
  • Spring Semester Equivalent: January - June


Things to do

The second-oldest town in Sweden, Lund is a medieval university town situated in the far south of the country, close to the border with Denmark and within easy reach of Copenhagen. The region is internationally recognised for research and commercial activities with many world-leading companies located there. Lund is a city of 100,000 people, of which 38,000 are students.

Lund University is the number one choice for international students coming to Sweden and offers a vibrant international campus environment. It is the largest centre for research and higher education in Sweden. The town offers a great variety of student activities, in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere. Lund offers more than 300 courses taught in English and the chance to experience a unique European culture in a country where English is widely spoken. Top attractions: Domkyrkan Cathedral, Botaniska Trädgården (Botanical Gardens) and Kulturen (Museum of Culture).

Travel opportunities

Sweden has a highly efficient rail network spanning the entire country, putting you in easy reach of the pretty coastal cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Or you can travel north to ski in in the abundant snow and ice of Sweden's glittering winter wonderland. It's just 15 minutes from Lund to Malmo by train with departures every 10 minutes. Copenhagen is only an hour away by train giving access to Denmark.

The University also organises a number of trips to major European cities in Northern Europe for exchange students including Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium.


The climate of Lund is temperate. The summer season is mild and pleasant with clear skies while the winter months are cold with frequent snowfall. Because of its northerly latitude, daylight lasts as long as 17 hours in midsummer, and around 7 hours in midwinter.

Finance 2018/19

As Lund University is part of the Erasmus programme, as well as a member of Universitas 21, University of Nottingham students accepted to study abroad at Lund are eligible to receive the Erasmus grant. In order to be eligible for the Erasmus grant, students accepted to study abroad at Lund University must sign a contract with the University of Nottingham’s Office of Global Engagement prior to the start of their study abroad period.

Students studying at Lund in 2017/18 received €330 per month during their study placement. Further information will be provided at Erasmus grant information presentations in April 2018. The grant amounts for 2018/19 have not yet been released.

Means tested Global Travel Bursary of £750 dependent on household income for students starting their studies in 2016 or after. Students who started their studies before 2016 should see the financial webpage, as the award criteria differs (available to students classed as Home Students for fees purposes and accepted to study abroad as part of the University-wide exchange programme)

  • Approximate living costs per semester:
  • Return flight from UK (av. 2 hours): £100-300
  • Visa costs: £0 for EU nationals
  • Student European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (compulsory): £0 for EU nationals*
  • Accommodation £1000-1700

Approximate living costs compiled from external sources and partner university website. *In-country healthcare costs vary.

A typical student budget is approximately 8,060 SEK (£750) a month.


University accommodation: although University accommodation is not guaranteed to exchange students, in the past Nottingham students have been successful in being allocated to a room in a hall of residence. University accommodation is self-catered.

Private accommodation: Private accommodation is popular and limited in Lund and it is very common for exchange students to live outside the city and commute into Lund. Accommodation agencies provide lists of available accommodation.

 More about accommodation

Application success rate

Percentage of students placed at this partner out of total applications received (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

2016/17 = 17%
2017/18 = 26%

Module links and information

More about studying abroad at Lund University

Lund disability support


International Office

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Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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