International Development and Management - Master of Science programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits
LUMID is a two-year interdisciplinary programme focusing on international development and management.
The programme offers students a unique combination of theoretical knowledge and applied research methods and management skills pertaining to a range of development areas and challenges. These different aspects of international development research and practice are being integrated through programme courses, student internships with international organisations, field work research, and development practitioner seminars. Our students spend the first academic year of the programme on campus while pursuing their internships and field work in developing contexts during the second year.
LUMID is a proud member of the Global Association for Master’s in Development Practice (MDP), a premiere network of development master programmes that among other things offers our students access to international lectures and seminars on global development issues. Our alumni have successfully gained employment in an extensive number of development organisations worldwide, ranging from multilateral organisations (e.g. various UN agencies, the World Bank) and international aid and cooperation agencies (e.g. Sida) to non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
LUMID constitutes one of the most popular master programmes in Sweden, receiving approximately 1500 applications each year from all corners of the world and we are only able to admit the 40 most qualified applicants. Due to the fierce competition for admission into the programme we employ a rigorous selection process where we pay particular attention to the following:
- Academic grades
- Relevant work experience on your CV
- Statement of Purpose
More information can be found at http://www.lumid.lu.se
Requirements and selection
A Bachelor's degree. English 6/English Course B.
the final selection among applicants fulfilling the entry requirements is based on academic degrees, academic marks, disciplinary background, relevant work experience and the statements of purpose written by the applicants. Special attention will be paid to the statement of purpose and whether the applicant has completed an undergraduate degree by the time the programme starts.
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 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 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 in the adjacent column 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 lu.se.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a statement of purpose of no more than 350 words (explaining your main interests within the field of development and management, your main reasons for applying to the programme, your expected benefit from the programme and your future plan after completing the programme) and a CV listing two reference persons (at least one academic and at least one professional reference) when you apply to this programme. See the LUMID website for further instructions on these documents.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000
First payment: SEK 55 000
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 (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.
Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.
*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.
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 student finance