Undergraduate Research Program at Lund University in Lund, Sweden
This program offers a research internship conducted in English with Lund University, combined with a Humanities Course, industry site visits, and cultural activities. Research topics include: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Environmental Engineering.
Lund is a small medieval town, with only 110.000 inhabitants, yet the university is large with 49.000 students. It is located in southern Sweden, 12 km from Malmö - the third largest city in Sweden - and easily accessible from Copenhagen by the bridge that joins Sweden and Denmark together since the year 2000. Lund is safe and within the town most people use bicycles for transportation.
Professional Applications: international experiences offer students the opportunity to observe and engage in engineering as a global profession.
Participants on the Undergraduate Research Program at Lund University program in particular will benefit from the following professional development opportunities:
Professional Networking | While conducting research, students will interact with Swedish faculty who are conducting research promoting global networking.
Access to Industry | As part of the Swedish, Society, Culture and Technology course you'll participate in a industry visit, like IKEA providing a unique perspective on the industry allowing participants to compare to U.S. practices.
Professional Practice | Participants will contribute to a research project in the engineering field learning the skills necessary to conduct research while being exposed to the process.
Minimum 3.2 GPA*
Current U-M Ann Arbor CoE students in good academic standing
Undergraduate students only
Sophomore or above**
There is no foreign language proficiency required for this program
*A minimum 3.2 GPA is required for this program; students are not allowed to petition for an exception to GPA rules.
**Class standing for IPE programs is determined by year of study, regardless of credit hours earned. Applicants must have completed the required year(s) of college study by the program start date.
All students participate in a research project and Humanities course. Review the project database for available research placements. Students should consult with their CoE Program Advisor regarding what program degree requirements may be met with these courses.
ENGR 490: Research Placement (6 credits)
ANTHRCUL 300-level: Swedish Society, Culture, and Technology (2 credits)
TRANSFER CREDIT: In order to earn transfer credit for IPE semester study abroad programs, the College of Engineering requires students to earn the equivalent of a “C” grade or better in the course. A “C” grade at Lund is: a grade of "50"
2019 Program Fee: $1,925
Program Fee Includes:
U-M GEOBlue Insurance
Required IPE pre-departure orientation (Saturday, April 6, 2019)
Accommodation in Lund
Tuition for Research Placement credit and Humanities course
Train station pick-up on the first day of the program
Students going on an IPE Program are required to have a passport which is valid through January 2020.
Due to the duration of this program (less than 90 days), students with U.S. citizenship participating on the Lund University summer program are not required to obtain a visa. U.S. citizens will receive the appropriate passport stamp at the airport when they arrive in Sweden, which limits their stay to 90 days. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the Swedish Consulate's website to determine if you need a visa to enter Sweden.* The Consular page also includes the application form and the list of required documents needed to obtain a visa. Please be sure to have these documents and the payment prepared before going to the consulate or before leaving the country.
*Students cannot apply for a visa until after they are admitted to a program and IPE does not guarantee that a student can obtain the appropriate visa for his/her international experience. IPE does not grant visas for students nor claim to be a visa authority.
IPE offers a free passport photo service by appointment every Friday that classes are in session in the IPE office (245 Chrysler). Undergraduate CoE students needing passport photo(s) for a passport or visa application may drop in to have these photos taken and printed for free.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While this program is marked as having "Rolling Admission", complete applications will not be reviewed until the posted application deadline. Once the deadline passes, students will be notified as decisions are reached.
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS POLICY: Please note that the M-Compass application system allows students to open multiple applications for the same term, but IPE has specific rules regarding the number of applications per student we will review. Please refer to our Multiple Applications Policy for details, and contact your IPE advisor if you have any questions.
Accepted students will have 3 days to submit their confirmation decision.
Dates & Deadlines
Key Program Dates: May 6, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Arrival Date: May 6, 2019
Program Begins: May 7, 2019
Program Ends: June 28, 2019 Departure Date: Earliest June 29, 2019 no later than June 30, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The priority application deadline for this program is January 10, 2019. Applications completed by this date will be forwarded to Lund for acceptance decisions and research placements. The final deadline for this program is January 28, 2019. Applications completed by this later date will be reviewed for any remaining spots in the program
ORIENTATION: All participants who confirm participation in the program must complete two mandatory components to the Pre-departure Orientation:
The Online Supplement to Pre-Departure Orientation is a self-paced online course that must be completed any time before 11:59 PM on April 1, 2019. Additional information will be provided to students once confirmed in the program.
In-person Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on North Campus.
Students are housed in Lund University student dorms with other international students. U-M students are often placed near one another.
Lund is a small town and many students rent or buy a bike to get around. This is highly recommended. Public transportation is also available.
Students can cook meals in the shared kitchen in the dorm
NOTE: Priority deadline for this program is January 10, 2019. Applications completed by this date will be reviewed for early admission. Final deadline for this program is January 28, 2019. Applications completed by this later date will be reviewed for any remaining spots on the program and may be placed on a waiting list. ORIENTATION: All admitted students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on North Campus.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.