Chemistry - Master Programme
The programme provides you with the opportunity to acquire an advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in various specialisations within the field of chemistry. Through a choice of advanced courses and a Master`s degree project or projects, you are given the opportunity to specialise in one of chemistry’s subject areas (analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biophysics, physical chemistry, chemical physics and theoretical chemistry), which are represented at the Faculty of Science through KILU (the Department of Chemistry at Lund University). The Master`s degree project must correspond to at least 30 ECTS credits.
Studies build on a previous grounding in chemistry and enable you to develop the ability to apply independent ideas to issues and problems in chemistry or its neighbouring fields.
The programme will provide you with general and subject-related skills that equip you for employment in the chemical industry, related industries or the public sector, or for PhD studies. You will also develop your own learning skills in such a way that you are prepared for lifelong learning.
More information can be found at http://www.kemi.lu.se/english/education/masters-programme-in-chemistry/
Study guidance: Christina Persson, studievagledare [at] kemi [dot] lu [dot] se, +46 46 222 83 57
An undergraduate degree corresponding to a B.Sc. comprising at least 180 ECTS credits, of which at least 90 ECTS credits should be in the major field of Chemistry. Note that each course within the programme can have particular prerequisites that must also be fulfilled. English 6/English Course B.
based on grades awarded for previous academic courses in science, engineering and mathematics.
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 apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- 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 www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if 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.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
No programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000
First payment: SEK 72 500
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. 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 PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance
All supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!