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Credit transfer from previous studies

In first and second cycle studies
As a student, you are entitled to apply for transfer of credits from previous studies. This applies to studies completed both in Sweden and abroad, including exchange studies.


For your application to be reviewed at the Faculty of Science, you must be admitted to and currently studying at the faculty. The rules governing credit transfer are to be found in Chapter 6, Sections 6–8 of the Higher Education Ordinance.



Remember to apply in good time for your credit transfer. The processing of your application may take up to eight weeks.


The application form can be found here/to the right. Fill in the form and attach certified documents/qualifications to your application.

  • For a completed course: course certificate and course syllabus, including required reading list
  • For an incomplete course: certificate of enrolment and course syllabus, including required reading list

Hand in your application form with all necessary documents to Ulrik Mårtensson at the INES student expedition.


Credit transfer for exchange studies

Special procedures for the documentation/qualifications apply to transfer of credits from exchange studies. Read more about credit transfer for exchange studies.



If you are granted a credit transfer, it will be entered into Ladok.

If your application is rejected, you may appeal against the decision to the Higher Education Appeals Board, pursuant to Chapter 12 Section 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance. Send your appeal to:

Higher Education Appeals Board
Lund University
Box 117
221 00 Lund


Processing of your personal data

Documents concerning credit transfer are registered. In the handling of your application, your personal data will be processed in accordance with current legislation.


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Credit transfer application form


Find the form here, and remember to add the necessary documents to it before handing it in to the director of studies, Ulrik Mårtensson

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund

Processing of personal data