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Your application status

Once you have applied to a programme or course at Lund University, your application goes through several processing steps before the admission results are announced. This page is to explain what happens with your application.

Two students sitting outside looking at computer. Photo.
Your application goes through several stages before the admission results are announced at your account. Photo: Johan Persson.

This webpage is divided into the three key parts listed below. You can click on the shortcut links to go directly to one part of the page:

Reminders and other important messages will be sent from University Admissions to your account during the application period. It is therefore important to log in to your account regularly.

University Admissions in Sweden process your documents

  1. University Admissions in Sweden processes incoming supporting documents on an ongoing basis during the application period and before admission. It is up to you as the applicant to ensure that you have submitted all required documents correctly and on time. You will not get a message to confirm that your application is complete. 
  2. Before any documents are processed, the applicant must have paid the application fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens) or proven exemption from this fee (EU/EEA citizens). If neither has been done, your application will not be processed further.
  3. Your supporting documents are checked for legitimacy by authorised admissions officers at University Admissions in Sweden. The admissions officers will also check that the official documents are correctly submitted, are from a recognised institution and otherwise meet the requirements for studies in Sweden and at the level of studies to which the student has applied. It is also determined if the applicants have submitted correct proof of meeting the English language proficiency requirements.
  4. If there is a problem with the official documents you submitted, you will receive a notification in your account. For instance, if a translation or original language document is missing, if transferred courses and credits are not documented correctly, if the correct certification is missing, etc. It is important to resolve any missing or incorrect documentation as quickly as possible, as the corrected documents must still be received before the document deadline. If it is not resolved before the document deadline, your entire application will be considered late. 
  5. If all documents are correctly submitted on time and you meet the entry requirements for studies in Sweden, your application is passed on to the programme(s) at Lund University to which you have applied, if you have applied to Master's studies. Applications to Bachelor's studies are only processed at the national level and are not passed on to the university.

Our programme staff evaluate your application (only for Master's applications)

  1. The Master's programme staff check your application to assess whether you meet the specific admission requirements to their programme (e.g. do you have a degree in the right subject, have you studied specific courses required for this programme). 
  2. If your application does not meet the specific requirements, you will not be considered for admission to that programme. 
  3. Eligible students for a programme are then evaluated for selection. This includes an evaluation of your academic merits, as well as an assessment of any additional programme-specific documents that may have been required as a part of the application (e.g. a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, writing sample or a portfolio).
  4. The programmes use a merit ratings evaluation. This is an internal working tool and the merit rating scales are unique for each programme at each university. You cannot compare a merit rating from one programme to another, or from one university to another. We strongly discourage you from trying to interpret the merit ratings. Please wait for the actual admission results! 

Understanding your application status while you wait for results

During the document processing and evaluation process, applicants may see different status messages in their accounts at You may also see that your application is "in progress", "unqualified" or "qualified", depending on where in the process your application is.

If you see the 'unqualified' message while your application is being processed, it could be for a few reasons and it does not necessarily mean that you don't meet the requirements of the programme or course that you have applied to.

Also note, that although you may be considered 'unqualified' for one programme, you may still be eligible for another programme(s) to which you may have also applied and to which your application is still waiting to be evaluated. If your application status is instead "qualified" please note that this does not mean that you will be offered admission, but only that you meet the general (and/or specific) entry requirements of the programme.

Please always wait for the admission results to be announced before drawing any conclusions about your application.  

Best of luck in the selection process!

Admission results

Admission results are published in your account. 

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Application-related questions

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