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Student nations

Student social clubs

The thirteen student nations are large, student-only social clubs that are unique to Sweden. Each nation has its own special atmosphere. Getting involved with the nations is a great way to make friends and enjoy student life.

Students in fancy dress blowing bubbles at a sittning at a nation

The student nations are large, welcoming social clubs that form the heart of students' extracurricular life in Lund. They offer a wide range of activities and services, including lunches, brunches, pubs, sports, nightclubs, formal balls and traditional festivities, as well as housing opportunities. Activities usually take place in and around the nation's building, where its office is located and where some of its members live.

Nations are run by students, most of whom work on a voluntary basis. Being active in a nation gives you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and a chance to get to know Swedes and Swedish culture.

The first student nations were established shortly after the University itself was founded. Much has changed since then, but the purpose of the nations is still to provide students with a good and friendly atmosphere while they live and study in Lund. 

The umbrella organisation Kuratorskollegiet ('KK' for short) brings together twelve of the student nations. The only exception is Smålands nation.

Find the nation that suits you best and join Studentlund!

About the different nations on the Studentlund website

About Kuratorskollegiet on the Studentlund website


You must become a member of Studentlund in order to participate in the activities of the nations. There are two different ways to apply for membership: through the Studentlund website or by visiting one of the nations in Lund. Note that you must visit and join one of the nations to activate your membership and receive your digital membership card.

While you can only be a member of one nation, the Studentlund membership gives you access to activities at all the other nations.

During your first semester at Lund University, you are free to switch between nations at any time. If you want to change your nation later, you must do so before paying for the membership fee for the following semester.

More about Studentlund and how to become a member on their website

Contact information Studentlund

Email: info [at] studentlund [dot] se (info[at]studentlund[dot]se)

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