15 January - last day to apply for autumn 2013 studies
14 January 2013
Are you applying for studies at Lund University to start in autumn 2013? Please read this important information to help ensure your application is submitted correctly. Remember that the deadline to make your online application is 15 January and your supporting documents must arrive at University Admissions in Sweden by 1 February.
Last day to apply - 15 January 2013!
The application period for international students applying to Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes for autumn 2013 closes at the end of Tuesday 15 January 2013. This deadline is for the online part of the application, which you must first complete.
You can find Lund University's programmes and courses open for applications here. Follow the “apply now” link which takes you directly to Sweden's national application website www.universityadmissions.se where you fill out the online part of the application and can also read the instructions for sending your supporting documents (see more information on supporting documents below) to complete your application.
A summary of the key steps to apply can be found here.
Meeting the admission requirements
If you are unsure whether you meet the specific admission requirements that the programme lists (e.g. specific education background, credits in particular subjects, professional experience), you need to contact the programme directly to check these details.
If you are unsure whether you fulfil the general admission requirements (i.e. you are unsure if you have fulfilled the requirement of holding a degree, or the English language proficiency), you can contact the admissions office by email email@example.com.
Supporting documents must arrive by 1 February 2013!
After you have completed your online application on www.universityadmissions.se, you need to submit your supporting documents. The deadline for the supporting documents to arrive at University Studies in Sweden (address: FE 1, SE-833 83 Stroemsund, Sweden) is 1 February 2013. Note that you should not send any documents directly to Lund University, unless this is clearly stated in the programme information.
Information on what to submit and how to submit it can be found here on the universityadmissions website.
Do not miss the country specific information, which is also found on those webpages!
Make sure that your package of documents is complete. If any documents are missing or submitted incorrectly by the deadline, your entire application will be considered late and may not be processed.
Additional documents required by the programmes/courses
Many programmes or courses require you to write a statement of purpose. You should write a separate statement of purpose for each programme that requests one. Note that some programmes require you to answer specific questions, follow a specific template, or to comment on certain topics within your statement of purpose. Check the programme specific webpages under “How to apply” to see what they ask for.
You may also be asked to submit recommendation letters, a CV, a writing sample or for design programmes, a portfolio. Make sure to read the instructions carefully and submit all the required documents. Do not submit other documents than those asked for. Note that programme-specific documents are sometimes sent directly to the department at Lund University and not to University Admissions together with your other documents.
Application fee must be paid by 1 February!
Non-EU/EEA citizens are generally required to pay an application fee as well as a tuition fee when applying to a study programme in Sweden. Read here to find out if you are required to pay.
- If you are required to pay an application fee, you must do so before the deadline 1 February 2013. Your application will not be processed if you do not pay the application fee by the deadline.
- If you are an EU/EEA citizen, you need to prove that you are exempt from paying the fees by submitting an attested copy of your passport.
- Admitted students who are required to pay tuition fees pay the first instalment of the fee after you have been offered a place on a programme/course at Lund University and accepted the offer.
Scholarships and funding
Information about scholarships and funding can be found on our website here
Lund University Global Scholarship - apply before 20 January 2013
The Lund University Global Scholarship is a selective and merit-based scholarship open to top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA that have made an application for a programme or course at Lund University. The deadline to apply online for this scholarship is the end of 20 January 2013. How you apply is explained on the above webpage link, where you can also find the application form. All documents to support your scholarship application must arrive at University Studies in Sweden by 1 February 2013. Please note that the scholarship personal "motivation letter" isdifferent from the letter you may be required to send as part of your application to a programme. This scholarship motivation letter should explain why your academic performance and reasons for applying to Lund University makes you an appropriate recipient for a Lund University Global Scholarship.
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarship and other Swedish Institute regional scholarships
In addition to the Lund University Global Scholarship, the Swedish Institute also provides scholarships for students from specific countries. Read more about theSwedish Institute scholarships here. You can apply for the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship between 1 February and 11 February. Over 30 of Lund University’s programmes are nominated within this particular scholarship programme.
Student finance for students from the USA, Canada or UK
More information on student finance for applicants from the USA, UK and Canada can also be found on the scholarships and funding webpages on our website.
Erasmus Mundus Action 2 scholarship programmes
Students applying to Lund University through any of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2scholarship programmes have a different application process and can find instructions on how to apply on the website of the specific project.
If you have any questions regarding the content or the specific admission requirements of a particular programme or course that you want to apply to, please contact the coordinator of that programme or course.
If you have questions about your official documents or the general admission requirements, please contact the Lund University Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your application and wish you the best of luck in the selection process!
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