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Lunds Universitet ARC EXC
Lund, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Architecture, Design and Planning
Program Description:


Location: Lund
Year Established: 1666
Student Population: 42,000 (6,300 international students)
Lund Universitet is Sweden’s oldest University and the highest ranked in the country. It has one of Sweden’s strongest and broadest research environments and is recognised as one of the world’s top research-led universities.
Lund is the first choice for most international students studying in Sweden and offers a wide choice of programs. With students from 130 countries, it is a highly international campus and there are plenty of opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education. It has more than 30 world-leading research environments and is constructing the MAX IV Laboratory, which will be a world-leading synchrotron radiation laboratory, and ESS, a European facility that will be home to the world’s most powerful neutron source.

Unique Characteristics
Lunds Universitet features a world famous School of Architecture, Design and Planning, and leading architects and designers regularly visit as guest lecturers. With an emphasis on the environment, students are encouraged to think outside the box and come up with fresh and ecological ideas. The School produces creative architects with the ability to address problems within the fields of architecture, infrastructure and sustainable design.
Lund is Sweden’s second oldest town and was actually founded by the Danes. Often dubbed as Sweden’s answer to Cambridge, it is centred around a striking cathedral – complete with a giant in the crypt and a magical clock – it features cobblestone streets, numerous coffee houses catering for its student population and was the home of the ink-jet printer! 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Architecture

Exclusions Apply: For post graduate architecture students only. Very limited places.

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms

Spring Semester: January - June
Autumn Semester: August - January

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Pass with Distinctions, Pass or Fail
More information on the host university's grading system

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and Swedish.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university.

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Introduction and Orientation
The Introduction and Orientation Weeks will be held at the beginning of the semester.

Student Services 
Student Services and assistance to Exchange Students .

Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of Sweden in Australia

Student Experiences

Tiffany Liew
Master of Architecture, Semester 1, 2015
Host City Highlights
The cathedral is beautiful with a crypt underneath. Valborg, a huge annual picnic celebration was really fun. The Skissernas Museum is a unique collection for those with an interest in art. Bike riding to Jakriborg is a treat - it's a fake new-urbanist village that looks like a Dickens fairytale. Take a beach trip to Lömma and explore the Flea markets on Södra Esplanaden which are super good; there is also a small one outside ICA on Clemenstorget.
Uni Life
There is great student life, with a range of activities for international students to take part in. I also lived with international students, which was fun. I met local students through class and going for fikas.
Classes are about 3.5 full days a week, with 40 students in each.
Eating out was expensive, but the local specialty, Lundafalafel, was a great relatively cheap eat and purchasing fruit/veg from the markets was also inexpensive.
It was organised through Lund Accommodation. Try to get in quick to get a better spot. I lived with 8 other students in a dorm at Spoletorp South. The private bathrooms/showers were great; shared kitchen was as good as it could have been. Other people lived further out of the city centre but with larger room sizes.
Money Matters
I budgeted adequately; allowing for travel/general mishaps. You should consider insurance & looking up medical hotlines - I had an incident which required a nurse; the visit cost me $100 AUD but without the Australian-Swedish partnership could have gone to $1000+ AUD
Getting Around
Buy a bike with working brakes, lights & a decent lock. I rode my bike everywhere, with the exception on days where I needed to transport many models or uni submissions. Buses are excellent - no more than a 10min wait. The high speed train is very handy but expensive ($15 AUD to get to Copenhagen one way)
Use Student Universe to book cheap flights. I went to: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, lots of Denmark, other parts of Sweden. Copenhagen, which is around 35 minutes away over the bridge, host the Distortion music festival, which is great.
Top Tips
Embrace the Swedish bike culture! Travel as much as you. Get to know people from other cultures and keep your eye on the Aussie dollar.

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