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Admissions timeline

Bachelor's and Master's programmes starting in autumn 2023

On this page you will find key dates and deadlines for the entire admissions process, from application to programme start, for Bachelor's and Master's programmes starting in the autumn (late August).

Shortcuts to page contents: 

  • [Anchor link] Application period
  • [Anchor link] Admission results
  • [Anchor link] Pre-departure period
  • [Anchor link] Arrival, orientation and programme start

Illustration of the information on this page: 

The cover of Lund University's presentation brochure. Students and researchers on campus. Collage of three pictures.

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Application period

Mid-October 2022 to early February 2023

  • 15 October: Applications for English-taught Bachelor's and Master's programmes open at
  • 16 January: Deadline to select programmes for your application. 
  • 16 January: Deadline to rank your choices in your application.
  • 1 February: Deadline to submit all required supporting documents correctly.
  • 1 February: Deadline to pay the application fee to University Admissions in Sweden or to prove exemption.
  • Early February: Applications for the Lund University Global Scholarship and the Swedish Institute Scholarship for Global Professionals open (non-EU/EEA citizens only).

Admission results

Late March to early April 2023

  • 30 March: Admission results for Master’s applicants are announced in your application account. 
  • 5 April: Admission results for Bachelor’s applicants are announced in your application account. 
  • Early April: Results for the Lund University Global Scholarship and the Swedish Institute Scholarship for Global Professionals are announced (non-EU/EEA citizens only).

More about your admission results:

Pre-departure period

Early April to mid-August 2023

  • Early April: You are invited to join our online pre-departure events to learn about the next steps for admitted students and how to prepare for your arrival. 
  • Early April: Activate your student account.
  • April: Tuition fee invoices are distributed via the Student Portal (non-EU/EEA citizens only).
  • 30 April: Deadline to accept your offer.
  • 2 May: Students who have to pay tuition fees must apply for housing through LU Accommodation to secure their housing guarantee (non-EU/EEA citizens only). 
  • 20 May: Deadline to pay your first tuition fee instalment. However, we strongly advise you to pay your tuition fee instalment as early as possible in order to be able to proceed with your residence permit application (non-EU/EEA citizens only).  
  • As soon as possible after you have paid your first tuition fee instalment: Apply for a residence permit for studies through the Swedish Migration Agency (non-EU/EEA citizens only).
  • May: Sign up for a mentor group.
  • June to July: LU Accommodation housing offers are sent out. 
  • July: Apply for housing through AF Bostäder's annual housing lottery. Only relevant for EU/EEA citizens without a housing guarantee.
  • July to mid-August: Prepare for your arrival.

Arrival, orientation and programme start

Mid to late August 2023

  • 15 August: Official Arrival Day at Lund University. 
  • 15 August: Start of the two-week Orientation Weeks for newly arrived students.
  • 28 August: Start of the academic semester.

More about your arrival and programme start: