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University of California exchange programme

Each autumn Lund University makes available a number of tuition-free exchange student seats at the University of California (UC), through the University of California Education Abroad Program, Sweden (UCEAP Sweden).

UC Berkeley campus

When to apply for an exchange at the University of California

The next application period will be open from 15 October – 1 November 2017 (for exchange studies during the academic year of 2018-2019).

When the application period is open, you will find a PDF on this page with detailed application instructions and a link to the application system. Prior to applying, make sure to carefully review the eligibility requirements on this page.

In the meantume, if you wish get a better understanding of how the application works, please see the instructions from the previous application round in the PDF below.

UC application, autumn 2016 (PDF 159 kB, new window) – *deadline for this round passed on 1 November 2016*

About the University of California exchange programme

The Lund University exchange programme with University of California has been in existence since the mid-1960s. It is Lund University's very first and longest running exchange programme. It is also the exchange programme that receives the most applications and is the largest exchange programme for Lund University in terms of the number of students participating each year.

Lund University students returning from an exchange at UC are, without exception, always very satisfied with their UC stays. We therefore encourage you to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements (see section below for detailed information) and have an interest in studying at UC.

Note! This exchange programme is not intended for Master's programme students/students at the Master's level. 

Eligibility requirements

The Lund University exchange programme with University of California is intended for Bachelor’s degree students/students at the Bachelor’s level.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • at the time of application have completed a minimum of 30 Lund University/higher education credits on the undergraduate level (grundnivå) at Lund University and are registered for full-time studies at Lund University (or have been granted an approved leave/studieuppehåll from your studies at Lund University)
  • are able to present a study plan for your intended stay at UC corresponding to full-time studies and where coursework can be transferred/part of a subsequent degree at Lund University
  • have sufficient proficiency in the relevant language of instruction
  • note that some faculties/departments at Lund University have additional eligibility requirements – contact your Lund University faculty/department.

You can apply to the following UC campuses

  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz

University of California (UC) is a substantial campus system where the campuses combined hold over 220,000 students. The UC campuses and their various departments typically place very well in terms of international rankings. Each UC campus is largely an independent entity within the University of California campus system. The campuses are spread throughout the State of California and they all have their own unique character.


Please contact University of California Study Center:  UCStudyCenter [at]   

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