How to apply to Lund University

I remember a year ago I was getting all my application documents ready so that I could accomplish my dream of studying in Lund University.

Fast forward to today and I can say it is the best decision I have made in my life! I am starting my second period in the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Master Programme, and I have already made tons of new friends and memories.

I remember how stressful the application period can be. That’s why I thought of writing a detailed guide to help you when applying to Lund University.

This guide is intended to provide you with inspiration and motivation for the application process.  Please be aware that the application process can differ depending on where you apply from and that it is your responsibility to check all of the requirements for your specific application. If you have any specific application questions that you cannot find the answer to on our website or on University Admissions please don’t hesitate to email degreestudies@lu.se and staff at Lund University will get back to you!

1. Decide on the programme you want to study

Here is a list of all the Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes that Lund University has to offer.

On the right hand corner you can filter by level of education, pace of study and the semester at which they begin. Remember to select programmes at start on Autumn 2019.

In the Swedish application you can choose up to four programmes  in total as your options (including programmes from Lund Univeristy or other Unis in Sweden). Choose wisely.

2. Create an account on UniversityAdmissions.se and select the programmes you want to apply to

Go to https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start and create an account. Afterwards select the programmes you want to apply to.

This is Sweden’s coordinated admissions system and it is the platform through in you need to upload all of the required documents.

3. Make a detailed list of all the general documents you need to deliver and begin to prepare them

To study a Bachelor’s in Sweden you will generally need:

1. Upper Secondary transcripts and diplomas

2. English proficiency

To study a Master’s in Sweden you will generally need:

1.Bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognized university

2.Demonstrate English Proficiency

Make sure you check the specific requirements for your country of origin here. There might be some special translations and steps you must prepare with time, so don’t miss this step!!

4. Make a list of the specific requirements for your selected programmes

Each programme you choose to apply to will have specific requirements like statement of purpose, letter of recommendation, etc.  At the programme’s webpage you can find all of the entry requirements. Make a list early on so you know what you need to prepare, and you are not caught off guard!

Pro Tip: If you have selected more than one programme where you are supposed to write a statement of purpose make sure you personalize each one for each programme! This will make your application stand out and will show commitment!

5. Upload your documents to Universityadmissions.se

As you collect your documents make sure you upload them to the platform. Name the documents in a way that will help you remember what they are.

Once you have uploaded the last one, double check that they are complete.

6. Pay the application fee

Applicants with citizenship outside of the EU/EEA must pay an application fee of 900 SEK (Swedish Kronor).  If you pay the fee through a bank transfer, make sure you do it ahead of the deadline because the money sometimes takes some time to register.

7. Sit back and relax

You’re done? Congratulations… now comes the hardest part: waiting. We are with you, its stressful. Maybe some sports can help? Yoga? Meditation?

I hope you get great news when admission results are announced!

14 Comments

  1. Hi, I’m currently in the process of applying for a master’s… I’m just afraid I won’t have time to get my English certification to submit before February 1st ? my last TOEFL certification expired in 2015

  2. I have read your post and it’s very helpful.
    I am from Nigeria and is required that our transcript be sent directly from the institution of study, my question is how do get to know that my transcript have been received.
    Thanks

  3. I love your post so much! I have the same big dream and i cannot wait to arrive at Lund University. I have a question for you… if I complete my BA in August/I September will I be on time to apply for the Master at Lund? I’m super anxious!
    Thanks in advance and goodluck!
    Erica

  4. Hi Maria,

    Thank you so much for your post. Very insightful and encouraging.

    Thank you for taking the time out to write and share it with us.

    All the best in your studies.

    regards,
    Pearl

  5. Hello, I’m Italian and I’m graduating next April. I would like to attend a Master degree at Lund University. Is it possible for me to send all my documents in April-May and is there still any chance for me to be admitted before the courses are starting?
    Thanks for you attention.
    Corinna

  6. Hello, I am going to apply for Lund’s architecture master program. I am from Turkey, is there anyone studying at the architecture master program that I could talk to, if s/he would be Turkish, it’d be great but no problem if s/he’s not either. It’d be really great to hear from someone with experience.

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