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Admissions timeline

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

Are you interested in studying an international Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at Lund University? On this page, you will find key dates and deadlines for the main international application round for programmes starting in autumn (late August).

Note that the information on this page is general. For specific dates, programme exceptions and other details, please refer to the related links listed on this page.

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An illustration of the Lund University Admissions Timeline.

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Programme application period

Mid-October to mid-January

  • Mid-October: Applications for English-taught Bachelor's and Master's programmes open at 
  • 15 January: Deadline to select programmes for your application. 
  • 15 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.

More about applying for studies:


Scholarship application period


  • Early February: Applications for the Lund University Global Scholarship and the Swedish Institute Scholarship for Global Professionals open (non-EU/EEA citizens only).

More about the scholarship application process:


Admission and scholarship results

Late March to early April

  • Late March/Early April: Admission results for Master's applicants are announced in your application account. 
  • Early April: Admission results for Bachelor's applicants are announced in your application account. 
  • 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 steps for admitted students

April to August

  • Early April: Activate your student account.
  • April: Tuition fee invoices are distributed via the Student Portal (non-EU/EEA citizens only). We strongly advise you to pay your tuition fee instalment as early as possible to be able to proceed with your residence permit application (non-EU/EEA citizens only). 
  • 30 April: Please accept your offer by this date.
  • Early 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: Final deadline to pay your first tuition fee instalment.
  • 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 to students with a housing guarantee. Students without a guarantee, should actively for housing during this time.
  • 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: Final arrival preparations.

Arrival and orientation

Mid to late August

  • Mid-August: Official Arrival Day at Lund University. 
  • Mid-August: Start of the two-week Orientation Weeks for newly arrived students.
  • Late August/Early September: Start of the academic semester.

More about your arrival and programme start: