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Why study with us?

This two-minute video gives you an introduction to Lund University – one of the best universities in the world.

An education from Lund University is internationally recognised. We are consistently ranked as one of the world's top 100 universities, placing us among the top 0.4% universities in the world. Lund is also known for its outstanding research and unique student life.

A world-leading, modern university with a rich heritage

  • A top 100 university in the world.
  • Sweden’s top-ranked comprehensive university.
  • Founded in 1666 – one of the oldest and broadest universities in northern Europe.
  • A non-profit, public university with 46 000 students in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.
  • The University was recently ranked as the 12th best university in the world when it comes to social and environmental sustainability performance in higher education institutions (QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023). (vet inte riktigt vart denna ska passa in)

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Truly international

  • The #1 choice for international students studying in Sweden, offering a choice of more than 140 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and PhD studies.
  • The University was ranked 61st in the Times Higher Education (THE) Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2023.
  • Attracts students from over 130 different countries, creating a truly international campus.
  • Global class environments where students gain cultural perspectives and develop international networks that are highly valued by employers worldwide.

Outstanding research and innovation

  • The breadth of the University creates excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.
  • Lund University is a member of international research-intensive university networks such as LERU and U21.
  • Lund is home to many world-leading research environments and is the location for two of Europe’s largest research facilities: MAX IV and ESS
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Excellent employability

  • A top 100 university for graduate employability.
  • Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

Unique student life and a vibrant city

  • Lund is considered the best student city in Sweden with the unique combination of traditional student nations (social clubs), an academic society and student unions organising events and activities year-round.
  • In Lund, students can experience the rich history and cultural heritage of a Swedish medieval university town and at the same time be a part of the dynamic and international atmosphere created by Lund University students and staff.
  • Lund is only 10 minutes away from Sweden’s third largest city (Malmö) and 40 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

Learn more about the university city of Lund

Lund as a student city

Why our students chose us

Top reasons to study in Sweden

  • Sweden is one of the top countries in the world when it comes to proficiency in English as a second language  – English is spoken by 90% of the population, allowing students to have a unique European experience without language barriers.
  • Sweden is ranked fifth best in the world at providing higher education by the Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 2020.
  • Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world and is ranked as one of the best in which to live.
  • Sweden is ranked as one of the most creative countries in the world, has one of the highest levels of gender equality and is well known for its eco-friendly culture.
  • Sweden is ranked fifth most innovative economy in the world by the 2021 Bloomberg Innovation Index and the European Commission ranks Sweden as the most innovative country in Europe (European Innovation Scoreboard, 2022).

What can I study?

Video about studying in Sweden, produced by the Swedish Institute.
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International Student Prospectus 2023/2024

Read our brochure with useful information about Lund University – key facts, study opportunities, student life and more.

The International Student Prospectus 2023/2024 (PDF 4.8 MB, new tab)

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Contact information

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