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New in Sweden and want to study?

Have you recently arrived in Sweden and want to study at Lund University? The road to study depends on your educational background and what you would like to study here. To help guide you, follow our checklist below.

Guidance and information

Are you a newcomer to Sweden and have completed an upper secondary qualification or started/completed an academic degree? Do you have questions about studies at university or other higher education institutions?

If so, you can book a meeting, free of charge, with a study and career advisor at Lund University. Together we go through your earlier studies, previous jobs, and the various steps you need to take in the future. We draw up a plan together for how you are to proceed.

Begin studying – checklist

1. Evaluate your previous studies

We recommend that you start by submitting your qualifications from abroad to the Swedish Council for
Higher Education (UHR) for evaluation. The request for recognition of qualifications can be made before you have received your residence permit.

Read this before you apply for evaluation un the UHR website

2. Study Swedish and/or English if you have not already obtained such qualifications

Read more about admission requirements

3. Check the Admission requirements for the course/programme

Find the course/programme you wish to study and check the qualifications required for admission.

If you lack a particular upper-secondary school subject to become eligible, please contact Komvux (municipal adult education) in your municipality.

If you lack a formal admission requirement, the University can assess whether or not your overall expertise will enable you to benefit from the programme.

4. Check your documents

You must be able to provide certified official and translated documents of your previous studies. In case you are missing any documents, please contact our general study advisory services to discuss your situation. The easiest way to contact us is via e-mail at nyak [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se.

If you have completed an upper-secondary school qualification abroad:

Read more about which documents are to be included in your application, and which ones must be translated

If you have obtained an academic degree abroad:

Read more about applying for Master’s programmes on

Find out whether special instructions apply to the country where you obtained your degree

If you have completed an academic degree

If you have previously studied in higher education and are interested in studying on the Master’s level, you can find information about study programmes and admission requirements here:

One- and two-year Master’s programmes

You can also search for bridging courses here:

Search among our programmes and courses

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our study advisors if you would like to discuss your case in private.

Book a meeting

Contact study counselor Elisabet Ottosson via telephone +46 70 201 47 17 or e-mail: nyak [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se


General study guidance service

studievagledning [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Study advisors:

Cecilia Johansson

Cecilia Johansson
Phone: 046-222 70 52

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Astrid Johnson
Phone: 046-222 43 64

Petra Mohn

Petra Mohn
Phone: 046-222 70 56

Anna Selfvén

Anna Selfvén
Phone: 046-222 77 89

Application deadlines

15 January
For international Bachelor’s and Master’s (120 credits or 60 credits) programmes that start in the autumn semester of the same year. You can apply from 15 October the year before.

15 April
For Bachelor’s courses and programmes, and certain Master’s courses and programmes that start in the autumn semester. You can apply from 15 March.

15 August
The application deadline for a few Masters’ courses and programmes that start in the spring semester is 15 August. You can apply from 1 June.

15 October
For Bachelor’s courses and programmes, and certain Master’s courses and programmes, that start in the spring semester. You can apply from 15 September.