Bachelor's programme · 3 years · 180 credits
This Bachelor's programme is designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics, mathematical statistics and scientific computing. The programme is structured in a highly flexible manner in order to give students a solid theoretical knowledge in mathematics at the same time as providing possibilities for each student to pursue his/her own educational profile according to interests and career aspirations.
A vast variety of courses in mathematics, statistics and numerical analysis are available within the programme together with courses from all other science areas, economy and finance, engineering as well as humanities and social sciences. For students with a strong interest in pure mathematics, the programme offers a path of courses at a higher theoretical level that can be continued at Master’s and even further at PhD level.
For students interested in more applied areas there is a high degree of flexibility in choosing course combinations suitable for certain professions. For instance, courses in mathematical statistics and numerical analysis can be combined with courses in financial mathematics and economics. Another usual path is combining studies in mathematics and physics. Each direction implies a different combination of courses. Predefined recommended course chains suitable for the different directions are available and study counseling is provided throughout the entire programme.
Programme modules/courses The programme consists of compulsory courses (75 credits), alternative-compulsory courses (30 credits), elective courses (60 credits) and ends with a Bachelor’s degree project (15 credits) on a topic of interest.
Compulsory courses: The first part of the programme covers analysis in one and several variables, foundations of algebra, linear algebra, mathematical statistics and probability theory. These courses constitute the theoretical core that is fundamental to applied mathematics, statistics, mathematical physics, economics and many other areas.
Alternative compulsory courses: After completing the compulsory courses students are offered a wide range of courses in pure mathematics, mathematical statistics and numerical analysis. Discrete mathematics, number theory, abstract algebra, topology, ordinary differential equations, complex analysis, differential geometry are some of the main areas in pure mathematics that are available within this course module. Courses in mathematical statistics, probability theory and scientific computing provide the balance between mathematical theory and practical applications.
Electives courses can be chosen amongst more advanced courses within the mathematical sciences as well as other disciplines available across the University. At least 30 credits must be courses outside the range of mathematical sciences. Most students choose to combine mathematics with physics, computer science or economics. Elective courses offer students the possibility to both deepen and broaden their knowledge according to their own objects of interest.
Bachelor´s Degree Project may be done in pure mathematics, mathematical statistics or numerical analysis on a subject of interest chosen in cooperation with a supervisor. The project may be of theoretical character but can also be done in an applied area in cooperation with an industrial partner.
The growth of the information society has led to an increased need for understanding and predicting the real world. There is an increasing demand for people who can structure and analyse the growing amount of produced and stored data. A thorough mathematical education provides the tools for such tasks. Mathematics is inherent in a manifold of technical and scientific achievements and plays a special role as an exact science with emphasis on quantitative aspects. Today’s advancements in science and technology, medicine and pharmaco-logy, economics and finance would not have been possible without mathematics.
Requirements and selection
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.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
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 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 – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- 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.
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No programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 510 000
First payment: SEK 85 000
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 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.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*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.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
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.