Lund University is one of Europe’s oldest universities and is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425 when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was officially founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.

Lund University has nine faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with around 44,000 students in 270 different programmes and 1,400 freestanding courses. The university has 640 partner universities in nearly 70 countries, and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities and the global Universitas 21 network.

Lund University’s Faculty of Law is particularly strong in public international law, international human rights law, EU law, elder law, labour law, environmental law, and legal philosophy. Also, the number of interdisciplinary projects is increasing, involving researchers from different legal fields, as well as from other academic disciplines.

Sessional Dates

  • Late August to mid-January
  • Mid-January to early June

Full-time Course Load

Exchange students are expected to study full-time, 30 credits per semester (usually 4 courses of 7.5 credits each). Note that full-time studies are a condition for getting a residence permit from the Swedish Migration Agency.

Lund Faculty of Law requires 2 years of prior studies in Law for their incoming exchange students.