Experience a different culture, make international contacts and gain experience that will enhance your future career by going on an outgoing exchange during your education at the Department of chemistry! Apart from being a positive thing for your future career it is a chance to develop as a person, see new things and meet new people.
Lund University has deals with over 500 universities across the globe and there are many opportunities to spend part of your studies abroad, such as through an exchange with another university where you take courses during one or two semesters, or by doing all or part of your degree project abroad.
You can often apply for scholarships or grants to go on an exchange. More information can be found here:
When you come back you will need to apply for a credit transfer for the courses you have taken during your stay abroad, which you can do here:
You can also get engaged as an international mentor and help new international students coming here, a good way to make new contacts here at Lund University.
Take part of others' experiences, and share your own
Be inspired by the possibilities in exchange studies, take part of the everyday life of Lund students abroad and get information about events and deadlines at the Lund University Instagram account for studies abroad: @lund_university_abroad, where you can also ask questions to your students. If you want to ge a guest instagrammer while you are abroad contact: email@example.com.
When deciding where to go for an exchange it can be difficult to choose where to go and once you have decided it can be hard to know how to prepare. Previous exchange students have written travel reports from their exchange experiences all over the world. Apart from being an inspiration and showcasing many different opportunities the reports give a lot of practical information about accommodation, courses and other things that are good to think about for your own trip. Do not forget to upload your own report when you come back!