*Details correct as of June 2023

  • Public research university
  • Established 1666 – one of northern Europe’s oldest universities
  • 45,000+ students
  • Consistently ranked in the world top 100
  • Students from 130+ countries
  • 1,000+ international exchange students come every year


  • Urban campus in the centre of Lund – southern Sweden with a population of 125,000
  • Additional campuses in Malmo and Helsingborg
  • 35 minutes from Copenhagen International Airport
  • 50 minutes from Copenhagen city centre / 10 minutes from Malmo / 4 hours from Stockholm by train
  • Students get a discount on public transport
  • Most students bike all year round and the cities are well-planned for cyclists – second hand bike sales are organised for the start of semesters
  • 90% of the population of Sweden speak English so language is not a barrier
  • One of the safest countries in the world
  • Environmentally conscious culture (99% of all waste is recycled) and high levels of gender equality
  • “Fika’ is a beloved daily ritual in Sweden


  • Nine faculties
  • 9 full Bachelor programmes taught in English: Biomedicine; Fine Art; Development Studies; Economy and Society; International Business; Mathematics; Physics; Music, Folk and World Music; and Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.
  • Pre-Bachelor Preparation Programme in collaboration with ONCAMPUS Lund – a three term course for students wishing to gain entry to three of the STEM programmes but do not meet admission requirements. Focus on academic English, Maths, Physics andStudy Skills.
  • Courses are three years
  • Many programmes have an inter or multi-disciplinary approach
  • The Fine Arts and Music programmes are delivered in Malmo
  • 130 English taught Master’s degrees
  • 650 partner universities – varied opportunities for study abroad and overseas internships
  • Global alumni network of over 44,000
  • 26 libraries to study or research in
  • The Venture Lab and LU Innovation offer entrepreneurship and business advice and opportunities


  • Apply online via University Admission in Sweden – the national application system
  • Application period runs from mid-October to mid -January
  • Results are announced in April
  • Students must have completed their upper secondary education when they apply – for most students this means they will have to take a gap year
  • Programme choices are ranked in order of preference
  • Documents: final diploma, transcripts, passport/ID, evidence of English proficiency, any programme specific documents
  • Non EU/EEA students pay an application fee to UAS of approx €89/$108


  • International students who pay tuition fees have a guaranteed offer of housing
  • Students without a guarantee are responsible for finding their own. Note that Lund is a popular student city and housing is limited so students must be proactive in searching and accessing help from the housing services
  • The university does not own any accommodation, but rents and offers housing from other companies – students can apply for these through LU Housing
  • Options are available in corridor rooms, studios and shared apartments


  • EU/EEA students pay no tuition fees
  • Non EU/EEA range from €10,490 to €21,440
  • Living costs – budget around €860 per month
  • A number of prestigious merit-based scholarships are on offer: Lund University Global Scholarship (all/part of tuition fee, for top students from outside of EU/EEA, all merit-based, over 130 offered in 2022), programme specific scholarships and Swedish Institute Scholarships for students from select countries


  • Studentlund membership gives access to many political, social and cultural organisations and activities
  • Gerdahallen is one of the largest sports centres in Northern Europe and is part of Lund University – students get reduced prices
  • International Mentor Programme allocates current students to offer support to new international students
  • There are many opportunities for learning Swedish from free online courses at to a full time Swedish language programme offered by the university. Students are also eligible for a 2-3 introductory course run by the university and there are language cafes, external courses and apps available.


  • A residence permit is required for students coming from outside of the EU/EEA – it must be valid when entering the country. Apply online at the Swedish Migration Agency website after receiving an offer of admission and paying the first tuition fee instalment.
  • It is possible to extend the resident visa for one year after graduation to look for work
  • ONCAMPUS Lund offers a three week Summer Preparatory Programme for students who are admitted to any degree programme – practise academic English, get accustomed to the academic culture and learn the skills needed to succeed in the Swedish higher education system. Starts early August.
  • New international students are met at the airport or train station on Arrival Day to support orientation and are then taken to their accommodation. This is followed by an extensive Orientation Week.

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