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Exchange studies

Exchange studies offer you the possibility to study part of your education at one of Malmö Academy of Music’s or Lund University’s partner universities. There are two admissions rounds: one in autumn and one in spring.

Are you interested in Exchange Studies outside Europe?

It is soon time to apply to our Partner Universities outside Europe.

Come to our Information meeting the 4th of October in D204 at 15 - 16 o'clock if you are interested. Welcome!

Announcements 2021/2022


  • University of California, USA
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • University of Melbourne, Australia

Application deadline: 15th of November 2021


  • Nordplus and  Erasmus+
  • Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Yamanashi Gakuin University, International College of Liberal Arts, Japan 
  • Montana University, USA

Application deadline: 15th of February 2022

Anyone studying in a programme at Malmö Acadmy of Music is eligible for exchange studies. However, you must be an active student at the time of applying as well as during the term before you want to study abroad. Upon departure, you must have completed at least 60 ECTS at Lund University.

Feel free to discuss the exchange with your teachers at Malmö Academy of Music as they often have international contacts and can give you guidance when choosing a school. You must also talk to your education coordinator who, together with the education director, decides if you eligible for an exchange.

As a student at the Performance programmes in Music and Church Music you can study abroad during the following period:

  • Bachelor's programme, year 2
  • Master's programme, year 1

In general it is not possible to study abroad during the last term of the programme.

Malmö Academy of Music has agreements with several universities and institutions within and outside Europe. You find all partners and exchange agreements in Lund University's application system SoleMove.

Apply in SoleMove

Guide till Solemove (PDF 2,4 MB, new tab)

Applications within Europe start with you filling in a Registration of interest and handing it in to Sara Engblom, the student exchange coordinator at Malmö Academy of Music, no later than 15 February.

Registration of Interest (PDF 85,5 kB, new tab)

Applications outside of Europe are usually made in autumn (15th October - 1st November).

You can make a maximum of three Erasmus applications and three Nordplus applications.

Decide what university you want to study at.

For the spring announcements, fill in the Registration of Interest and make sure your study coordinator signs it. Hand it in to Sara Engblom, the student exchange coordinator at Malmö Academy of Music, no later than 15th February.

Registration of Interest (PDF 85,5 kB, new tab)

Inform yourself about the application deadline(s) at your chosen university/ies.

Fill in your application in EASY Dream Apply (and the exchange university's own application system if needed). Talk to your study coordinator about your chosen courses. It is important that you can validate these when you come back to Malmö.

Apply in EASY Dream Apply

For autumn announcements (15th October 15 - 1st November), you make your application in SolveMove, Lund University's application system for exchange studies.

Only when you have been nominated for an exchange by your education coordinator at Malmö Academy of Music do you apply to the host university itself. An administrator at External Relations at Lund University will then continue to help you.

Apply in SoleMove

Apply for scholarships! 
Anyone who is accepted for an exchange (with Nordplus too) can apply for an Erasmus + scholarship. The scholarship is of between 400-460 euros a month depending on where you go. A language test is performed in connection with the application. Contact erasmusstudier [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se if you have questions.

Read more about applying for an Erasmus + scholarship (LU)

Study plan. Find out which courses are aimed at exchange students and check that you have the right prerequisites. Talk to your education coordinator and ensure that the courses can be credited within your degree. You find searchable courses on the host university's website via SoleMove.

Statement of purpose. A personal motivation letter where you highlight why you should be allowed to go on an exchange. Describe how the exchange will help you in your future professional role and in your personal development.

CV. Your CV must be written in English and be no more than two pages long. Include the education you are attending, work experience, language skills, international experience, previous exchanges, etc.

Ladok certificate. You can produce a Ladok certificate yourself via the Student portal or get help from your education coordinator. Keep in mind that this must also be in English.

When the admission round has been closed, the education coordinators review the applications and nominate students for an exchange. When the nomination has been made, the coordinators at External Relations in Lund take over. They inform the host university and nominate the student there.

Read more about how to write a good application (LU)

Applications to different universities can be somewhat different, but usually they include:

Application with a study plan

Learning Agreement (generated via EASY Dream Apply).

Recording (uploaded in EASY Dream Apply). A 15-20 minute long recording that shows your musical and technical ability. Composition students attach their works and list of works.

Transcript of records - a Ladok certificate in English. It can be downloaded from the Student portal or Ladok.

Motivation letter - a personal letter where you explain why you want to go on an exchange to the particular school you are applying to.

CV - some schools also want a letter of recommendation from your teacher. With the help of Europass, you can make your own CV and a language test, among other things.

Read more about how to write a good application (LU)

Swedish exchange students are insured through Kammarkollegiet's group insurance, Student UT.

The insurance begins to apply two weeks before the study period and ends two weeks after the study period. The insurance only applies in the country where you are going to study and to direct travel there and back.

If you are going on an exchange to an EU country, you should also obtain the European health insurance card via the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

Read more about Kammarkollegiet's group insurance, Student UT

Exchange agreements between universities mean that there is an agreement to exchange students (and teachers) with each other. The agreement guarantees that the tuition is free of charge but you do need to pay for other expenses, like travel and accommodation. Most students fund their exchange period with grants and loans from CSN – the Swedish Board of Student Finance.

Read more about CSN

Do not forget to apply for scholarships! Anyone who is accepted for an exchange (with Nordplus too) can apply for an Erasmus + scholarship.

Read more about applying for an Erasmus + scholarship (LU)

Extracurricular International Opportunities for Students at LU

"Extracurricular International Opportunities for Students at LU" is a Canvas page with information about international opportunities for students at Lund University, such as virtual exchanges, short exchanges, webinars and travel scholarships. Throughout the academic year, new activities are published so do not forget to turn on the notifications to get the latest updates. 

Log in to Canvas to see and register for current opportunities

Become an international mentor

Lund University welcomes over 3 500 international students every year. The International Mentor Programme aims to facilitate the students' adaptation to their new environment. As an international mentor, you will to meet students from all over the world and get to know new people.

Read more about the International Mentor Programme


Sara Engblom
Student exchange coordinator
sara [dot] engblom [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 40 32 54 19

Are you interested?

Fill in a Registration of interest and hand it in to Sara Engblom.
Deadline: 15th of February.
Note that you need to discuss your exchange plans with your study coordinator first.

Registration of Interest (PDF 85,5 kB, new tab)

Do you want to be an ambassador?

Student ler mot kameran på en gata i Berlin. Foto.

Student Ambassador
When you go on exchange studies to one of our partner universities, you are one of Lund University's most important representatives and our face to the outside world.

Read more about being a student ambassador (LU)

Instagram takeover
Do you want to share your everyday life abroad on Lund University's or Malmö Academy of Music's Instagram account?
Please contact us:
MHM - Amelie Malmgren
LU - lunduniversityabroad [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (The Exchange Ambassadors)