Incoming Bachelor’s students

bachelor’s in Economy and society

A warm welcome to Lund University and the School of Economics and Management! These pages are a collection of information that will be useful for you when you are preparing for your Bachelor’s studies.

You have been selected as one of the admitted students, among a large group of highly qualified applicants, to the BSc in Economy and Society 2021–2024. We would like to remind you of the next steps you need to take in order for a successful start to your studies.

Further practical information will be provided upon your arrival.

Your contact person before, during and after your studies is your programme coordinator.

Key dates and deadlines

This is a short, general overview of upcoming deadlines and activites. Always refer to the latest information from your programme coordinator, Lund University’s international marketing team and the Before you arrive pages on Lund University’s international website.

Accept your place by 23 July*

* This deadline is for student who applied via the Swedish application site and who gets the notification of selection results by 16 July. It does not affect students who applied in the earlier international application round via and who got admitted to the programme in April.

In order to keep your place on the programme* you have to accept your admission offer via by the Friday 23 July deadline.

Important dates and deadlines on


See your schedule in TimeEdit

The schedules will be available approximately one month before the courses start. You may always check your preliminary schedule before that.

Your schedule in TimeEdit

8 August

Last day to complete the Enrolment Form

Your programme coordinator will ask you to complete an Enrolment Form in June. The purpose of the Enrolment Form is:

  • to have contact details for a person in case of an emergency while you are studying here at Lund University.
  • to collect statistics about the class profile; percentage of males/females, age range and nationalities. This class profile is shown on the overview of each programme presentation.

20 August

LUSEM Mingle (online)

You will be introduced to resources available specifically for you as a student at Lund University School of Economics and Management. Listen in and learn more about:

  • LUSEM Career Services
  • LUSEM Library
  • Academic Skills Services (ASKS)
  • The alumni network
  • Lundaekonomerna student union
  • Lund University Finance Society (LINC)

During the event you will be able to ask questions through the chat.

Learn more about LUSEM Mingle

23–30 August

Mandatory web registration

Most departments will ask you to register for your course (and programme) in the Lund University student portal. You must register within the time frame to keep your place on the programme.

Mandatory registration

More information and instructions about the web registration will be provided in the beginning of August by the programme coordinator.

30 August

Official Welcome Meeting and Programme Start
The official start of the autumn semester  is 30 August. There will be no mandatory assignments before this date. Detailed information about the Welcome Meeting and programme start will be sent out by your programme coordinator.

Course literature
University programmes and courses often have long reading lists. These lists include information about the books you need to buy and will be readily available to you at the start of the course/programme. In most cases, your programme coordinator will send out the literature list by email in May/June. The literature list will also be published on your course page in the learning platform Canvas. 

Read more about course literature

A preliminary schedule is available in TimeEdit

Important information about the autumn semester

Measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus/covid-19

Latest update: 23 August 2021

Lund University has decided to gradually and orderly return to campus-based education during autumn 2021.  At LUSEM, the autumn semester will begin online followed by a gradual transition to campus-based teaching. Adaptation will take place based on the Government’s plan for rolling back restrictions and the Public Health Agency’s general advice and recommendations. 

Priority is given to students who have been studying under restrictions for the longest duration. This means that we will initiate the return to campus-based teaching for our bachelor’s programmes, which now begin semesters 3 and 4. As a student, you will find specific course and programme information at your department’s website or learning platform.

The lecture halls in EC1, EC2 and EC3 will only be available for booked lectures and seminars. We refer to our study places at Alpha 1, the library and LUSEM Learning Hub in Alpha 5-6, since the lecture halls will be closed for students and self-studies.

Please continue to follow the restrictions

  • All students are still encouraged to study primarily from home and only to be on campus when necessary until 30 October.
  • You are expected to come to campus to participate in seminars and examinations, if you have received information that they are held physically. 
  • Students who must attend the campus have to keep distance from others. If the premises are full, please find another place.
  • Our premises are closed to the public and accessible only to staff and students with LU-card until further notice.
  • Study places and computer rooms are accessible to students with certain adjustments depending on the current situation. Respect the arrangements and do not move tables and chairs!
  • The LUSEM Library is open with limited hours for students and staff. Learn more on the library’s website.

Further restrictions may apply at short notice. We are continuously updating our website with information on how the restrictions affect the autumn semester at the School of Economics and Management.

Read more at:

General information from Lund University

Read the pre-arrival guide thoroughly

All students admitted to Lund University are sent a pre-arrival guide before the start of the semester. These guides provide detailed information to help you prepare for your stay in Lund and the answers to most of the questions we receive from students.

Read more about key preparations at

Arrival and orientation

Most international students arrive in Lund on Arrival Day, about two weeks before the start of the semester. Another reason to come to Lund on Arrival Day is that you will be able to participate in the Orientation Weeks from the start.

Arrival and orientation

Virtual events for admitted students

Lund University is hosting virtual events and webinars about next steps for admitted students, applying for a residence permit, housing and student life – and several region- and country specific events.

See full schedule of virtual events

Student at LUSEM – practical information for current students 

New at LUSEM? We have collected useful information for current students on our website. This includes: 

  • Course registration
  • Schedule
  • Your educational platform – Canvas
  • Course literature
  • Wifi and internet
  • Copy and print
  • Our campus
  • Academic writing and study skills
  • Support and planning
  • Rules and regulations
  • Student engagement

Read more

We wish all of you a wonderful summer and hope to see you in August!

Last published: 2021-06-28