Preparing to come to Lund for autumn 2012 studies?
09 May 2012
If you have been admitted to Bachelorís or Masterís studies at Lund University starting in autumn 2012, please read this information about what to prepare before you arrive.
Residence permits and right of residence
If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen you will need to get a temporary residence permit for studies in Sweden. Applications for residence permits are made through the Swedish Embassy in your home country. Please read more at the Swedish Migration Board website. Please apply for your residence permit as soon as possible even if you have not yet paid your tuition fee instalment, so that the Migration Board can start processing your application. However, note that the Migration Board will not be able to grant your residence permit until they have received notification from Lund University that you have paid the first instalment of your tuition fee. If you have received a full scholarship, Lund University will notify the Migration Board that your tuition fee instalment is paid. If you have received a scholarship that covers a part of your tuition fee, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fee invoice.
If you are an EU/EEA citizen you will need to apply for a right of residence in Sweden. This must be done within 3 months after your arrival in Sweden. Please read more at the Swedish Migration Board website here.
If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen who is required to pay tuition fees, the invoice with your first tuition fee instalment was sent out in early May 2012. The invoice is also available at the student portal. To access the portal you will have to log in to your student account. You should have received an email with information about how to activate your student account. If you have not received an email regarding your student account, please contact the Student computer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that no invoices are sent out by regular post.
If you have not yet applied for housing, it is now time to start looking for housing options. If you are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country and are required to pay tuition fees, you will most likely have a housing guarantee. If you do not have a housing guarantee, it is up to you to find your own housing and you will most likely not be offered housing through the International Housing Office. However, all international Bachelor’s and Master’s students can apply for housing through the International Housing Office. You should have received an email with a link to the housing application at the International Housing Office. If you have not received the link to the housing application, please contact the Master’s Coordinators at email@example.com. As the International Housing Office will not be able to provide housing for all international students, it is very important if you do not have a housing guarantee that you look for other options as well. Please check the websites of BoPoolen.nu and AF Bostäder for other housing options.
Note that you must apply for housing even if you have a housing guarantee.
Not all students will be able to live in central Lund and it is important that you look for housing options in the surrounding areas as well. Lund is small town and you can easily get around by bus or bicycle within town. There is also an excellent transportation system within the region with buses and trains running regularly. Many students who study at Lund University live in nearby towns such as Malmö, Landskrona, Kävlinge, Staffanstorp or Helsingborg, to name a few.
During the admissions process an email was sent out to all admitted students with a pre-arrival guide attached. Please read this pdf document carefully to make sure that you have made the necessary preparations before coming to Lund University. The official Arrival Day is 21 August 2012 and we recommend that international students arrive on this day if possible, as you will receive more information during that day and be able to register to events that are taking place during the introduction weeks. Your programme may also have introduction activities prepared for new students before the start of the semester.
Most international students coming to Lund will arrive at Copenhagen airport. From the airport there is a direct train to Lund. On arrival day international mentors will be there to help arriving students. Read more here about Arrival Day.
A lot of information can be found in the pre-arrival guide and also on these pages on our website. If you still have questions after reading through this material, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post your question on our facebook page www.facebook.com/lunduniversity.
We look forward to seeing you in Lund in August!
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