The university was founded in 1666. Today it is an international centre for research and education that has approximately 38 000 students. Lund University is respected as one of the best universities in Sweden.
Lund has an excellent academic reputation with a large number of visiting professors and international students.
Lund University Box 117 S-221 00 Lund Sweden
0046 (0)46 222 00 00
0046 (0)46 222 47 20
Lund University is in Lund, a medieval city with the university at its heart. A thousand years of history and academic excellence have created a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. The city has striking architecture and, in a city of 100 000 people where approximately 38 000 of them are students, the atmosphere is vibrant and stimulating.
The University is situated in the far south of Sweden, close to the modern city of Malmö and within very easy reach of the rest of Europe. The region is internationally recognised for research and commericial activities with many world leading companies located in it.
- 8 Faculties
- 1 main campus in the heart of the city of Lund
- 3 additional campuses in the region
- 37 960 Students
- 5 329 Staff
Staff and Economy - figures from 2007
- 50 Master's programmes taught in English
- 250 courses taught in English
- 2 000 international students every year
- 600 exchange agreements
- 170 Educational programmes
- 1 580 Single subject courses
Tuition fees are not charged in Sweden. This is regardless of which country you come from, or the studies you wish to do.
Students applying now, in the current application period (December 2008 - January 2009), will not pay fees.
Fee information at the Study in Sweden site
Scholarships information at the Study in Sweden site
However, in June 2008 the Swedish government announced that non-EU students should pay fees from 2010. There is no detailed information yet and the law has not been passed - it will be voted on in the spring 2009. There is no official confirmation, but it is likely that the application period December 2009 - January 2010 will be the last opportunity to apply for 'free' education.
Lund is a small city, with a big student population. This can mean that it is sometimes difficult to live exactly where you want.
The links on this page will help you find somewhere to live, but they do not represent all the accommodation agencies in the region.
There are many housing options including student halls of residence ('Korridor' in Swedish), rooms at the nations (the 13 different student clubs, unique to Lund) and private flats. Students live not only in Lund but also in the towns and cities in the surrounding area.
Exchange students and Masters students can use the International Housing Office for help with finding somewhere to live, but they cannot guarantee you a room.
The International Housing Office manages a limited number of rooms and flats in Lund. Due to great demand for these accommodations we are unable to guarantee anyone a room.
Please note that we are unable to offer family-accommodation. The flats are normally reserved for couples were both applicants are acepted for studies at Lund University. No pets are allowed in our accommodations.
You are advised to apply on the Internet within the application periods (Apr 1 - May 25 and Oct 1 - Nov 20), as soon as you have been nominated by your home university.
In order to be finally assigned a room, however, the Housing Office must have received notice from a coordinator at Lund University that you have been accepted for study. Without this notification the Housing Office is unable to offer you a room.
Be aware of the fact that you may not get a room through the International Housing Office even if you apply on time. You should therefore, be prepared to look for private accommodation. For your own sake, see that your accommodation is settled in advance; this is your own responsibility.