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Lund University

Location Lund Campus, Lund Sweden
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Ranking

# 87

QS World University Rankings
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9

Undergraduate programs
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113

Postgraduate programs
Scholarship

Available

Scholarship

Lund University is the #1 choice for international students in Sweden, with one third of all students choosing Lund University programmes. International students appreciate the University because of its wide range of more than 140 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and Ph.D. studies, and strong rankings performance. In the QS World University Rankings 2021 Lund University was ranked 97th in the world. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, the University also received high world rankings for several subject areas, including geography, development studies, environmental sciences, nursing, finance, and social policy and administration.   


Student life

The University’s campus is located in the charming, medieval university town of Lund. Because of its unique combination of traditional student organisations, academic societies and student unions, Lund is considered by many to be the best student city in Sweden. This vast number of student groups ensures that there are plenty of events and activities all year round. Lund University also has campuses located in the nearby cities of 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 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 Malmö and 35 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

International students

Lund University offers a global class environment where students gain multicultural perspectives and have the opportunity to network with people from around the world. The institution aims to provide an open and informal study experience. Currently, Lund University has 40 000 students, 20% of which are international students (60% on Master's programmes). In Lund, you will find a truly international campus, with students of as many as 130 different nationalities. 

Financial aid

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 that students can apply for after they have applied for degree studies with the University.

National scholarships, such as the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, are another type of financial aid. It should also be mentioned that the University also accepts US and Canadian student loans.

Employability

Proving its dedication to high-quality education, the University was ranked as a top 100 university for graduate employability in the Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

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 over 100 Master's programmes, nine Bachelor’s programmes in English and around 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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Lund University is the #1 choice for international students in Sweden, with one third of all students choosing Lund University programmes. International students appreciate the University because of its wide range of more than 140 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and Ph.D. studies, and strong rankings performance. In the QS World University Rankings 2021 Lund University was ranked 97th in the world. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, the University also received high world rankings for several subject areas, including geography, development studies, environmental sciences, nursing, finance, and social policy and administration.   


Student life

The University’s campus is located in the charming, medieval university town of Lund. Because of its unique combination of traditional student organisations, academic societies and student unions, Lund is considered by many to be the best student city in Sweden. This vast number of student groups ensures that there are plenty of events and activities all year round. Lund University also has campuses located in the nearby cities of 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 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 Malmö and 35 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

International students

Lund University offers a global class environment where students gain multicultural perspectives and have the opportunity to network with people from around the world. The institution aims to provide an open and informal study experience. Currently, Lund University has 40 000 students, 20% of which are international students (60% on Master's programmes). In Lund, you will find a truly international campus, with students of as many as 130 different nationalities. 

Financial aid

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 that students can apply for after they have applied for degree studies with the University.

National scholarships, such as the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, are another type of financial aid. It should also be mentioned that the University also accepts US and Canadian student loans.

Employability

Proving its dedication to high-quality education, the University was ranked as a top 100 university for graduate employability in the Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

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 over 100 Master's programmes, nine Bachelor’s programmes in English and around 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


Find Lund University on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #71
  • 2014
    #67
  • 2015
    #60
  • 2016
    #=70
  • 2017
    #73
  • 2018
    #=78
  • 2019
    #92
  • 2020
    #92
  • 2021
    #97
  • 2022
    #87

Ranking criteria

63.8
Overall
70.5
Academic Reputation
57.2
Employer Reputation
52.6
Faculty Student Ratio
55.2
Citations per Faculty
92.4
International Faculty Ratio
68.3
International Students Ratio

Available programs

Lund University in Sweden offers nine Bachelor’s degrees in English (BSc, BFA, BM) within the fields of science, medicine & health, business, economics & management, international studies & social sciences, and fine & performing arts.

The University is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential by providing an extensive orientation programme where new students are introduced to the University and life in Sweden. This includes a mentor programme where new arrivals get to meet current students who can then introduce them to Lund’s student life.

Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are generally required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. Most programmes are $11 000–$16 000 per year. However, students can receive financial aid and scholarships.

Entry requirements

To meet the general admission requirements for the Bachelor’s level, all students must have successfully completed their upper secondary education and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, or the equivalent.

There may be some other country-specific requirements and individual degree programmes may have additional entry requirements. The main application period for international students is mid October–15 January for all programmes starting in the autumn semester (late August) each year.

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Lund University in Sweden is well-known for being a research-intensive university. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of degree programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. Because of its wide disciplinary range, interdisciplinary collaborations and engagement with wider society, Lund University is particularly well equipped to meet complex societal challenges.  

Students wishing to pursue their postgraduate education can choose from over 100 Master’s degree programmes available across a range of subject areas, including: 

  • Architecture & Design
  • Business, Economics & Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Fine & Performing Arts
  • Humanities & Theology
  • International Studies & Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine & Health
  • Science

Another option for students is to pursue one of the European Join University Master’s degrees offered by the university in cooperation with other European universities. Lund University students can also enrol in a Pre-Master’s Preparation Programme for students who wish to boost their academic study and English language skills.

Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are generally required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees do not apply to EU/EEA citizens. Most programmes are $11 000–$16 000 per year. However, students can receive financial aid and scholarships.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements for students wanting to pursue Master's level studies include having a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university and demonstrating proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Most programmes at Lund University require a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

A degree programme may have additional entry requirements that students need to fulfil in order to be considered for admission. The main application period for international students is mid October–15 January for all programmes starting in the autumn semester (late August) each year.

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