Sweden – Lund Exchange Program

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 
Undergraduate

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
20 weeks / term

Locations

Locations: 

OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
English
Swedish
*Foreign Language Skills are not Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Architecture
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Industrial Design
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages
Physics
Program Dates: 
Academic Year:  early August – mid June
Spring semester:  mid January – mid June
Fall semester:  early August – late December

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines: 
AC Year-February 15
Spring-September 1
Fall- February 15

Links

Location Information

LOCATION

This university is located in Lund, Sweden. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations

HOST INSTITUTION

Founded in 1666, Lund University has grown into a modern resource center, combining wide international perspectives with creative regional interaction and extensive cooperation with society at large. It is the largest integrated institution for research and higher education in Sweden. There are approximately 32,000 students that study a variety of disciplines.

HOUSING

  • on-campus dormitories
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent

Demand for on-campus housing is high and there is no guarantee of getting a room. The International Housing Office (IHO) provides accommodation for exchange students and will do their utmost to help you. The application procedure is web-based and it is vital to submit your housing application as early as possible. For housing details click here

MEALS

  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining 

Eligibility

  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info

NOTE: Only one ID student per term, and preference will be given to a student who wishes to stay for the academic year (instead of one for fall and one for spring).

COURSE INFORMATION

For detailed course information: click here.

LANGUAGE INFORMATION

Most courses at Lund are taught in English. Language skills are not required.

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

 

 

 

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM

1.4 ECTS credits = 1 GT credit

GRADING SYSTEM

Swedish Grade = US Grade
5/VG = A
4 = B
3 = C
Pass/G = Pass
U/Fail = F 

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
$4,501
Out-of-state Tuition: 
$4,751

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
$1,196
Books and Supplies: 
$735

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 
$750

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
$1,650
Room and Board: 
$5,500

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 
$165

In-state Total

In-state Total: 
$14,497

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
$14,747
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.

DON"T FORGET TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

Additional Financial Information

The currency in Sweden is the Kronor (SEK). Exchange rates fluctuate, so check the newspaper or click here for the most current rates.

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    As a University Exchange Student, you will need a valid passport and visa. Please consult the web site of the Swedish Embassy for more information on obtaining a visa: click here.

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.