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I am interested in applying for a Master’s programme at Lund University. How do I know if I am eligible?
All programmes have general admission requirements regarding English proficiency and a completed degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree. However, the specific admission requirements vary and it is important to study the web pages for each programme to find out exactly what the requirements are.
I am in my last year of studies for a Bachelor's degree, am I eligible to apply for a Master's programme at Lund University?
Most of our programmes can accept a student "with qualifications pending" on a conditional basis, if the student can provide us with an official certificate stating that they are likely to be awarded the degree before the start of the programme and a transcript of at least 6 semesters of completed studies. The term conditional means that the student will need to have their Bachelor's degree certificate before the programme starts. If you are to receive your Bachelor's degree at the end of the spring semester, you are welcome to apply to most of our programmes starting in the autumn semester.
I have completed my application, but do I need to send in any additional documentation, such as a statement of purpose, a CV or a letter of recommendation?
If a programme requires you to send in additional supporting documentation, this will be specified on its web pages. Therefore, it is extremely important to study the information on the programme web page carefully. If the programme requires you to send the material directly to them, this will be stated on the web page together with the correct address. Additional documentation used for selection could be, for example, a CV, letter of recommendation, statement of purpose or portfolio.Some programmes have a special template or specific guidelines about what to address in the statement of purpose, or portfolio.
English is not an official language in my country but I have completed my university education in English (at a university where other languages are also used as languages of instruction). Do I still have to take an English test in order to be eligible for studies in Lund?
There are some exemptions depending on the country of your previous university education and the number of credits you were awarded for English-taught studies. Please refer to the official list of exemptions regarding previous university studies from the University Admissions in Sweden webpage.
The reason that the English test is a formal requirement is 1) for for the University’s sake, in order to establish that you have the level of English necessary to be able to follow the classes and 2) to serve as a guideline for you, to make sure that you have reached a level of English that is sufficient for your studies here.
How and when will I find out if I have been admitted to Lund University?
The admissions process is estimated to finish in late March (or in September if you are applying for the spring semester). You will see the notification of selection result on universityadmissions.se when you log in to your account. It will say whether you have been accepted, you are on the waiting list or have not been accepted.
When will I get my letter of acceptance?
You will find the 'notification of selection results' on www.universityadmissions.se. You will NOT receive this notification by post. Instead you will have to access it at your online account and print it yourself. The letter does not have a signature and might not look very formal, but it has been approved by the Swedish Migration Board and embassies around the world.
I only have conditional acceptance, what do I need to bring with me to Lund in order to change my status?
You need to bring a final transcript with you from your university and your degree certificate. If you have not yet received your final degree diploma you must bring a provisional degree certificate. Read more from our qualifications pending page.
When will I get more practical information about my programme and living in Lund?
The programme staff will contact you by email in the week or so after your admission result has been posted on www.universityadmissions.se. Information will be provided so that you can plan your stay in Sweden and your travel. Upon your arrival, there is also a general information meeting where you will receive information about student life, students' unions, health care and much more. All international students also receive a welcome pack containing maps, university facts, information about the region, student email information and, most importantly, the International Student Guide which contains all practical information needed for your stay here in Lund. You can also download the Pre-Arrival guides at the very bottom of our "preparing to come and arrival" webpage.