Student Services - Lund University

At Lund University, the International Office has the overall responsibility for co-ordinating the ongoing internationalization processes. The International Desk, part of the International Office, handles the reception and social integration of approximately 1,600 international students per year. The International desk also includes LUFF - Lund University's Foreign Friends - which is a friendly support service for visiting staff and their families, and for international graduate students. Besides the support given by the International Office, the IIIEE has a staff person in charge of the welfare of IIIEE’s Masters students including:

  • Organizing student arrival such as support with visa application, medical insurance, accommodation (see below) and arrival information about Lund;
  • Organizing the introduction course, including practical Swedish phrases and orientation about the Swedish society, cross-cultural learning seminars and exercises, computer skills and excursions;
  • Administer student registration/credits on the university central credit system (LADOK);
  • Organizing social, cultural and out-of-class activities, such as excursions, sauna evenings and sport activities;
  • Providing day-to-day assistance to students on an as-needed basis.

All international students at LU are offered housing through the International Housing Office. Natural interaction with Swedish students gives the foreign students knowledge about Swedish society.

IIIEE arranges several excursions, such as visits to the countryside and to visits to local traditional industries. Weekly sport activities with staff and alumni in the area also helps the students integrate. Contact with former students (alumni) is offered through the alumni network which may be contacted prior to arrival in Lund.

LU is proud of one of the best libraries (including the e-library) in Northern Europe (http://www.lub.lu.se/en.html); the IIIEE library offers a large collection of literature on preventive approaches and environmental policy and management in general. For more details, please check the guide to the Library and Information resources for the students and research staff of the IIIEE.