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Application steps

In general, all students wishing to study Bachelor's or Master's level programmes and courses at a Swedish university must apply online, using the national University Admissions in Sweden website called

A three-minute video guiding you through the important application steps you need to take when applying for Master's studies at Lund University.

Watch on YouTube: How to apply to a Master's programme at Lund University

A three-minute video that provides an overview of the Bachelor's application process.

Watch on YouTube: How to apply to a Bachelor's programme at Lund University

Below you will find an overview of the steps to apply. In general, we strongly recommend completing the steps as soon as possible during the application period. That way, you have the opportunity to receive any feedback and make corrections before the deadline. Please note that your application must be correct and complete by the deadline and that no extra time will be given for corrections after the deadline.

1. Find your degree programme or course

Find your programme in the list of degree programmes and courses on our website. Check if you meet the entry requirements. Then follow the 'apply now' link on the programme webpage that takes you directly to University Admissions in Sweden (this link is available when the application round is open) where you can apply.

Search programmes and courses

2. Create an account at

Create an account at the national University Admissions in Sweden website and follow the steps to make your online application.

University Admissions in Sweden website

3. Submit your supporting documents

Submit all supporting documents to University Admissions in Sweden so that they are received before the deadline. It is therefore recommended that you submit your documents as soon as possible during the application period. That way, you have the opportunity to receive any feedback and make corrections before the deadline.

Depending on the country you are from, you may be able to scan and upload your original documents to your account at, or you may be required to have them submitted in hardcopy (in some cases directly by the University). You must check the country-specific requirements and document rules for Master's studies and for Bachelor's studies in case of other rules and instructions before you submit the following documents, to ensure you follow the instructions correctly and that your documents can be accepted:​ 

  • All official certificates, diplomas and transcripts that are required to prove you meet the admission requirements. If you upload your documents to your account, you must make sure you scan the original documents (not copies). If the country rules require you to submit these documents in hardcopy yourself, then they need to be certified copies. For some countries, it is the university that needs to submit the official transcript directly to University Admissions in Sweden (not the student). 
  • Proof of English language skills (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS test)
  • The page in your passport with your personal data and photograph (scan and upload from the original document)
  • Any additional documents required by the programme or course as part of their selection requirements (e.g. statement of purpose, CV, writing sample).
  • Cover sheet (printed from your online application) – this is only needed by some students who are required to submit documents in hard copy themselves (but not when documents must be sent directly by the university – do not give your university this document). The cover sheet is also used for a few of our programmes that require you to have a reference letter submitted by the reference person directly to University Admissions in Sweden.

4. Pay the application fee

Pay the University Admissions in Sweden application fee before the deadline to ensure your application will be considered (for non-EU/EEA students). Please note:

  • Your application will not be processed until the fee has been paid. Therefore, we encourage you to pay as soon as possible.
  • It does not matter which order you submit some or all of your documents and pay the application fee. What matters is that everything is received by University Admissions in Sweden by the fee and document deadline at latest.

Related links about applying

More information at the website:

Do you still have questions about applying? 

Contact us through the form listed below. Remember to also check your spam folder, as our reply may end up there. 

Contact form for questions regarding degree studies

Admissions questions

Lund University Admissions Office
University Admissions in Sweden's website provides all formal requirements and rules regarding admission. For further questions regarding a specific application to Lund University, contact the Lund University Admissions Office using the admissions office contact form.

The Lund University Admissions Office admissions office contact form

You can also telephone +46 (0)46 222 9300 during the following hours (with the exception of public holidays):

  • Mondays 10–11 AM
  • Tuesdays 10–11 AM
  • Thursdays 10–11 AM

General study information
For general information about studies at Lund University, you can submit your question using the contact form below (please also check your spam folder for our replies).

Contact form for questions regarding studies

Programme coordinators
For information regarding whether a programme is right for you or to check specific programme/course content, it is best to contact the programme directly. 

Find contact details with the programme/course descriptions

University Admissions in Sweden
For official information regarding the application process, general entry requirements, document requirements and rules, English proficiency tests and exemptions, tuition and application fees and exemptions, visit