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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.

You can book an appointment by emailing the Study Guidance Service at: studievagledning [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se 

Student finance

If you are a refugee and you want to study in Sweden, you may be entitled to CSN grants and loans for your studies. This is called student finance. You can find more information about student finance on the Swedish Board of Student Finance’s (CSN) website.

Information about student finance for new arrivals in Sweden – csn.se

If you are arriving to Sweden from Ukraine, you can find more specific information from CSN and the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR).

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.

Information to read before you apply for evaluation on the UHR website

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

If you are going to apply for Swedish higher education, you need good knowledge of Swedish and/or English. You can find more information about the entry requirements at our website below.

About entry requirements for Bachelor's and Master's studies

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 guidance services to discuss your situation.

This applies depending on your previous education

Depending on your educational background, there are different opportunities for continuing your studies.

You can read more about which documents are to be included in your application, and which ones must be translated on our website below.


If you have uncompleted studies from a university and need guidance, you can contact the study counselors at the study guidance services.

Study guidance

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.

More information about applying for Master's programmes


General study guidance service

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

Study advisers:

Cecilia Johansson. Foto.

Cecilia Johansson
Phone: 046 46 222 70 52

Astrid Johnsson. Foto.

Astrid Johnson
Phone: +46 46 222 43 64

Petra Mohn. Foto.

Petra Mohn
Phone: +46 46 222 70 56

Anna Selfvén. Foto.

Anna Selfvén
Phone: +46 46 222 77 89