Application fee or proof of fee exemption
In order to have your application processed, non-EU citizens must pay the application fee by the deadline (1 February if you are applying to autumn studies). If you have an EU citizenship or other exemption from the application fee, you must have submitted proof of this by the same deadline. Please note that your application will not be processed until you have either paid or provided evidence of your exemption. Therefore, please complete your steps as soon as possible during the application period so that you can receive any feedback on incomplete or incorrect documentation before the deadline.
Official transcripts and certificates
You submit all official certificates and transcripts required for your application to University Admissions in Sweden. You do not submit these documents directly to Lund University.
Depending on the country you have studied in, you may be able to scan and upload the original documents. Make sure to check the country-specific document rules before applying! If uploading is not allowed for your transcripts or certificates, then these should be sent according to those country-specific rules, which may be to send them in hardcopy to University Admissions in Sweden (either by post or delivery service address – the details are listed with the country-specific instructions), or that your university must send them via email or post, for example.
Copies of certificates or diplomas that you send by regular post must be certified by your university with an original signature or university stamp. Copies can also be certified by a notary public.
Uploaded documents do not need to be certified, as you are required to scan the original documents.
Note that for some countries, the university must send the transcripts directly to University Admission in Sweden and you cannot send them yourself at all.
In general, if your documents are issued in any language other than Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English, you will need an authorised translation (unless the country-specific rules state otherwise). Your university will be able to provide you with translated transcripts or with a list of authorised translators.
Please note that if you are applying to studies (free-standing courses or programmes) at both levels, you will need to follow the instructions for both Master's and Bachelor's studies.
Read more at universityadmissions.se:
For students applying to Master's studies
- Required documents and instructions on how to submit your documents for Master's studies
- Country instructions for Master's studies
- How to submit your documents for Master's studies
For students applying to Bachelor's studies
- Required documents and instructions on how to submit your documents for Bachelor's studies
- Country instructions for Bachelor's studies
- How to submit your documents for Bachelor's studies
Please note that when you are applying to Bachelor's studies you must submit your final upper secondary school documents by the document deadline. You cannot apply with still ongoing upper secondary studies.
Additional documents – final year Bachelor's students
Final-year undergraduate students applying to a Master's programme need to include additional documents with their application.
However, please note that final-year undergraduate students studying a Bachelor's programme in Sweden (and who have their merits registered in the student record system Ladok) do not need to submit a status of enrolment form/certificate concerning ongoing studies.
Studied in Sweden before?
If you are applying to a Master's programme and have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all your academic credits are registered in the student records system Ladok, you do not have to submit any transcripts, certificate concerning ongoing studies (as mentioned above), or your diploma when applying. However, you do need to submit any required programme-specific documents.
Supporting documents, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation
It is very important that you also check each programme’s webpage information to see if they request any additional supporting documents with your application. This applies only to Master's programmes. Many programmes require that you submit a statement of purpose (also known as a letter of intent or a personal statement) and in some cases they may even provide a template. Some programmes may also request a CV, letters of recommendation or a writing sample (as examples). Please carefully review the programme's admission and selection criteria.
You also submit these additional supporting documents to University Admissions in Sweden. However, for a few of our programmes, you are requested to send supporting documents directly to the programme administrator at Lund University (in which case this will be stated in the application instructions on the programme webpages).
Note that there are no programme-specific documents when applying to Bachelor's studies. Although, the Bachelor's programmes in Fine Art and in Music have additional application steps.
Portfolios – architecture and design students
A few Lund University programmes (mainly in architecture and design) request that a portfolio of work be submitted as part of the selection process. These portfolios are usually sent directly to the programme administrator at Lund University. Always check the programme’s document and selection requirements to ensure you do not miss any required documentation.
Proof of English
The documentation that students need to submit as proof of their English proficiency varies, depending on the country in which the student studied and the requirements of the specific programme.
It is important that you check the programme's English language proficiency level requirements and instructions on what proof of English the course or programme that you are applying to requires.
If your previous studies were not taught in English, you will in most cases need to demonstrate language proficiency through an internationally recognised test (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL).
Even if you have previously studied in English, it does not automatically mean that you are exempt from demonstrating your language proficiency through an internationally recognised test. Check the rules on universityadmissions.se and make sure that you can prove your English proficiency exactly in one of the ways described. It is, for example, not always enough to send a certificate from your university stating that you have studied in English.
Rules regarding proof of English proficiency at the universityadmissions.se website:
Checking if documents arrived
You can see if your documents have been received by University Admissions in Sweden by logging into your online account at universityadmissions.se and checking your application status.
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 www.universityadmissions.se
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
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.
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
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