The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Biomedicine - Bachelor's Programme

Bachelor's programme · 3 years · 180 credits

Petri dishes with samples in them and red writing on them


Are you interested in biology and medicine related to human health and disease? Would you like to contribute to finding cures for diseases such as cancer and diabetes? Would you like to have an education that combines medicine and science with practical skills and applications?

In that case, Biomedicine is for you! The programme is tightly linked to ongoing cutting-edge research within Biomedicine, and our teachers are also active researchers. You will thus study in an environment that inte­grates education and research.

Current issues of interest to biomedical scientists:

  • How can we rapidly respond to and develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines for future pandemics?

  • How can nanoparticles be used in cancer drugs?

  • How can we combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics?

  • Can we create our own spare organs using stem cell tech­nology?

  • How do genetics, environment, diet and lifestyle affect health and disease?

Programme modules/courses

The programme focuses on learning and understanding bi­omedicine, from molecular biology to human physiology in health and disease.

The courses of the first year cover biochem­istry, genetics, cell- and tissue biology.

The second year starts with courses in developmental biology and stem cells, continues with courses on human physiology and immunology in health and disease, and ends with a courses in the molecular basis of disease, pharmacology and drug discovery.

The third year starts with a course in translational and molecular medicine, continues with a thesis preparatory course and ends with a 30 ECTS thesis project performed in a research lab.

Career Prospects

The Biomedicine Programme gives you the opportunity to advance in many areas after your Bachelor’s degree. You will become a specialist in biomedical problem-solving and act as an important link between new biological knowledge and practical medical use.

The vast majority of graduates choose to continue studying toward a Master’s degree. Biomedical scientists can work with, for example:

  • research in academia or the life science industry
  • expert support for authorities and companies
  • drug discovery, development and clinical trials
  • bioentrepreneurship and market analysis
  • medical writing and scientific journalism

 For eligibility you need no Swedish language proficiency.

Applicants who are in their last year of upper secondary studies

Please notice that the deadline for presenting a completed transcript and supporting documents is February 1st. Applicants who are in their last year of upper secondary studies that will be completed after the deadline cannot be offered a place in the first admission round.  More information and advice can be found at University Admissions website:

Students in their final year of upper secondary studies

Incoming exchange students

Most of the biomedicine courses at the Bachelor's and Master's level are open for incoming exchange students. Read more about the courses on the Faculty of Medicine's web:

Exchange studies Biomedicine

Closed for applications

Application opportunities


Study Advisor

Susanne Destow

Phone: +46 46 222 71 21

Email: susanne [dot] destow [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General requirements and studies equivalent of courses Biology 2, Chemistry 2 and Mathematics 4/D Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection criteria

In the early international admissions round seats are allocated entirely through the general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate. In the later national admissions round seats are allocated according to the following: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 66 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 34 %. The University board has decided that applicants with equal merits (in the GPA group) should be separated by the use of a valid result from the Swedish national university aptitude test.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

How to prove your English proficiency –

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies –

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –


Start Autumn Semester 2024

Day-time Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

2 September 2024 - 6 June 2027


Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

When to apply for studies

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
    Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
    Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies –
    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –
  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
    - passport/ID (all applicants) and
    - proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

Svensk student? 
Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på

Programme-specific documents

No programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.


Watch on YouTube: How to apply for a Bachelor's programme

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 615 000

First payment: SEK 102 500

Convert currency –

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.

Scholarship information on the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations