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Sciences, Physics

Bachelor's programme3 years180 credits

Our world is facing many challenges – in basic science when exploring fundamental forces and particles or the origin of the universe, planets and life, – and in applied science to find sustainable energy sources, new technology on the nano-scale and tailor-made materials for industry, chemistry and medicine. Physics is the basis for this endeavour and physicists play an important role in these and many other fields.

Lund is consistently ranked as the top university in Northern Europe in physical sciences and this excellence is now expanding through the building of two international research centres – MAX IV and ESS. Around the university and the centres you will find a large number of innovation companies, making Lund a motor in the economy of southern Scandinavia. Physicists in Lund are working on the cutting edge of everything from particle physics at CERN to nanoscience and photonics.

The programme starts with a year of basic mathematics, physics and an introduction to science, common with the Bachelor's programmes in Mathematics and in Physical Geography. The second year gives the tools for further studies in physics, through one semester of mathematics and one of theoretical physics.

The fifth semester gives an overview of physics in Lund, through courses in atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics and reactors, materials science and particle physics and accelerators.  Half of the sixth semester consists of an elective course, to gain a deeper and broader understanding in physics. In the last semester students choose courses and a project in a specialisation.  On completion of this Bachelor's programme, students are eligible for a number of different Master's programmes in Lund (and elsewhere).

More information can be found at


Study advisors: Tomas Brage, Tomas [dot] Brage [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se and Mathieu Gisselbrecht, Mathieu [dot] Gisselbrecht [at] sljus [dot] lu [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: Chemistry, Mathematics 4, Physics 2.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 100 %.

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.

Country-specific requirements

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


Important dates

Start Spring semester 2019

Study period


daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

January 21, 2019 - January 16, 2022

Closed for applications

Start Autumn semester 2019

Study period


daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

September 2, 2019 - June 5, 2022

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.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to 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 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.

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Programme-specific documents

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

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 435 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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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.

Read more about 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 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or 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 Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at 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

Apply now for spring 2018 studies!

This programme is accepting applications for studies that start in January 2018. The deadline to apply is 15 August 2017.

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