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Lund University

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • FOCUS Comprehensive


Lund University is the number one choice for international students in Sweden, with one third of all students from the latest application round choosing Lund University programs. International students appreciate the university thanks to its choice of over 100 international degree programs, as well as exchange and Ph.D. studies, and strong rankings performance. In the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, Lund University was ranked 73rd in the world. It also performed well for Geography in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

Student life

The university’s campus is located in the charming, medieval university town of Lund, which is considered by many to be the best student city in Sweden because of its unique combination of traditional student organizations, academic societies and student unions. This vast number of student groups ensures there are plenty of events and activities being organised all year round. Lund University also has campuses located in Helsingborg and Malmö.

In Lund, students can experience the rich history and cultural heritage of a Swedish medieval university town and, at the same time, be a part of the dynamic and international atmosphere created by Lund University students and staff. Moreover, Lund is only 10 minutes away from Sweden’s third largest city and 40 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

International students

Lund University is known for developing a global class environment where students gain cultural perspectives and have the opportunity to network with people from around the world. In order to reach this goal, the institution focuses upon providing an open and informal study experience and creating a truly international campus by attracting students of 130 different nationalities. Currently, Lund University has 41,000 students, of which 15 % are international.

Financial aid

Lund University offers multiple types of financial aid for its students. The Lund University Global Scholarship is the university’s main scholarship and is open to international students who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries. This is a merit-based scholarship and students can apply for this after they have applied for studies with the university.

Another type of financial aid is national scholarships, such as the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship. It should also be mentioned that the university also accept US, UK and Canadian student loans.


Proving once again its dedication to qualitative education, the university was ranked as a top 100 university for graduate employability in the Global Employability University Ranking 2016.

Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

Studying at Lund University

Lund University offers 100 master's programs, six bachelor’s programs in English and 700 courses suitable for exchange students covering the following subjects:

  • Architecture & design
  • Business, economics & management
  • Engineering & technology
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Fine & performing arts
  • Humanities & theology
  • International studies & social sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine & health
  • Science

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  • 69.10
    Overall Score
  • 82
    Academic Reputation
  • 78.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 49.3
    Faculty Student
  • 51.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 89.1
    International Faculty
  • 73.3
    International Students
  • 81.40
    Overall Score
  • 81
    Academic Reputation
  • 85.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 66.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 88.8
    H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 31%
Undergraduate 69%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 55%
Undergraduate 45%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

6 Undergraduate Courses

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116 Postgraduate Courses

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