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Lund University

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 78
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 93

Entry Requirements

  • For Bachelor’s studies, completed secondary school education that qualifies students for university studies in their home country.
  • For Master’s studies, a completed Bachelor’s degree.
  • Programmes may also require specific subjects, majors and grades as part of their admission requirements.
  • For students whose previous studies do not meet English language proficiency exemptions, English language proficiency must be demonstrated (a minimum IETLS 6.5).

Teaching Methods

  • Teaching staff are all qualified and active researchers in their own right
  • Critical thinking and freedom of thought are the cornerstones of academic life at Lund University and are facilitated through more informal relationships between students and professors, group discussion, group work and independent study.
  • Global class environments enable students to gain cultural perspectives and develop international networks – highly valued by employers worldwide.
  • A top 100 university for graduate employability according to the New York Times.

Course Flexibility

  • Lund University has over 90 Master’s degree programmes and five Bachelor’s degree programmes taught in English.
  • Degree programmes are course based, culminating in a thesis project. Many programmes allow students to study at a partner university overseas or to do an internship for one semester.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research library networks, with more than 30 libraries across the campus.
  • Other services include student IT (student account); careers service, alumni networks, study skills and disability support, the International Desk reception service, international mentors, the Swedish 'friend family' programme and student health service.

Support for International Students

  • Arrival Day programme – students are met at Copenhagen airport/train station and supported through the day’s registration activities.
  • International mentor groups during orientation and through the semester, welcome/orientation social events, dedicated International Desk for questions and help during the academic year, international coordinators at faculties.

Disability Services

  • Study support services for students with a disability.

Students' Union

  • Studentlund membership gives access to the famous Lund University Student Nations (social clubs), the Student's Union and the Academic Society.

Student Mix

  • A total of 47,000 students of which 28,000 are full-time. About 20,000 study degree programmes.
  • Approximately 4,000 international students are admitted each year, plus a further 2,000 incoming exchange students – over 50 nationalities are represented.


  • Founded in 1666, Lund University has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors being paid with meat and grain into its present form – a full-scale university with 47,000 students, eight faculties and several specialised research centres and institutes.
  • Consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, today Lund University is the top full-ranked Scandinavian university (THE 2012) and the top ranked Swedish university (QS 2012).
  • A non-profit, public university and a member of prestigious research-intensive university networks LERU and Universitas 21.
  • The first choice for international students studying in Sweden, offering a choice of over 100 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and PhD studies.

Notable Alumni

  • Sven Mattisson is one of the principal developers of the Bluetooth concept, developed at Ericsson in Lund 1994.
  • Nils Alwall was a pioneer in hemodialysis and the inventor of one of the first practical dialysis machine in 1946.
  • Inge Edler and Hellmuth Hertz invented ultrasonography at Lund University in 1953.

Further Details

Address Lund University
Paradisgatan 2
Box 117
SE 221 00