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Application and admission


Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application period.

Swedish citizens applying to the second admission round (national round) apply through the Swedish University Admissions ( For more information about the application process, visit our Swedish website. 

Anmälan och antagning – (in Swedish)


  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents. Follow any country-specific document rules for Bachelor's studies.

    Provide application

  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma, passport/ID and proof of English proficiency.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline.

Programme-specific documents? 
No additional documents, such as statement of purpose, CV or letters of recommendation, are required when applying for Bachelor's programmes.

Students wishing to study our Master's programmes must apply online through University Admissions. Create an account on the University Admission website and follow the steps to make your online application. Click the "Apply now"-button visible when the application round is open. 

University Admissions –

Key dates and deadlines for application to Master's programmes

Swedish citizen?

Swedish citizens should apply through the Swedish, except for the double degree programme MSc Economic Development and Growth

Sök utbildning – (in Swedish for Swedish citizens)

Submit all supporting documents to University Admissions. In addition to the online application and the necessary documentation stated at, a Statement of Purpose and a CV must also be submitted when applying to a majority of our programmes. Find out which programmes require additional supporting documents on the link below. 

Supporting documents for application


Information about tuition fees for Master's programmes can be found on each programme page. 

If you have citizenship from a country that is not an EU/EEA country (or Switzerland), an application fee is required for your admissions application to be processed.

Paying your application fees –

Strong English language communication skills are crucial to gain the full benefit of the programmes we offer. However, meeting the minimum English language test requirements does not guarantee admission. A majority of students accepted to this programme submit test scores corresponding to IELTS band 7.0.

What are our minimum requirements?
We require a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. The English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary level in Sweden (gymnasium), called English 6/English Course B.

For international students, this can be demonstrated in various ways. You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.

We prefer candidates to take the IELTS test where possible. We accept the following tests and minimum scores:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90 

English language requirements –

We do not require aptitude tests such as GMAT or GRE, but a well-balanced GMAT or GRE score may strengthen your application to some of our programmes. 

GMAT and GRE aptitude tests

Even if you do not yet have your Bachelor's degree certificate, you are still able to apply. 

Final year Bachelor's students

To be able to participate in teaching and assessment you need to be registered for a course. Registration is also a condition to receive student finance from the Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN).

Only those students who are admitted to a course can be registered. The department carries out the registration in connection with the start of semester. Remember that, in some cases, you must accept your place on the course one more time, either in person or electronically.

In the event of problems with your registration, please contact the programme administrator at the department to which your programme belongs.

In connection with the start of the course, you will receive information from your department about how to register.

Doctoral studies

Doctoral programmes (PhD programmes) are offered by all six departments at Lund University School of Economics and Management. Read more about doctoral studies and how to apply: 

Doctoral studies 

Apply for exchange studies