Student social clubs
The 13 'nations' are large student social clubs that are unique in Sweden. Each nation has its own particular atmosphere. Getting involved with the nations is a great way to meet friends and enjoy student life.
The nations are large, welcoming social clubs forming the heart of students’ extracurricular life in Lund. They offer a very wide range of activities and services, including lunches, brunches, pubs, sports, night clubs, formal balls and traditional festivities, as well as housing opportunities. The activities normally take place in and around a nation 'house' (the nation’s headquarters), where the nation’s office is located and where some of its members live.
Students run the nations and most of them do so on a voluntary basis. Being active in a nation will give you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and a chance to get to know Swedes and the Swedish culture.
The first nations were founded shortly after the University itself was founded. Much has changed since then, but the nations’ original purpose to provide students with a good and congenial atmosphere while they live and study in Lund remains. The nations are gathered under the umbrella organisation Kuratorskollegiet (or 'KK' in short).
Find the nation that fits you best and join Studentlund!
You need to become a member of Studentlund to be able to participate in the nations' activities. There are two different ways to apply for membership: through the Studentlund website or by visiting a nation in Lund. Note that you can only get a full membership – with associated card – by visiting and joining one of the nations.
While you can only be part of one nation, the Studentlund membership also gives you access to activities at all other nations.
During your first semester at Lund University, you are free to switch between nations at any time. If you want to switch to a different nation at a later stage, you need to do this before paying for the membership fee for the upcoming semester.
Explore the student nations by visiting their websites:
- Blekingska nationen
- Göteborgs nation (in Swedish)
- Hallands nation (in Swedish)
- Helsingkrona nation (in Swedish)
- Kalmar nation
- Kristianstad nation (Krischan)
- Lunds nation
- Malmö nation (in Swedish)
- Smålands nation (not part of Studentlund)
- Sydskånska nationen
- Västgöta nation
- Wermlands nation (in Swedish)
- Östgöta nation (in Swedish)
Studying at Campus Helsingborg?
Your programme coordinator can tell you about additional arrival activities in Helsingborg.