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Admission to Master’s programmes

Here you will find information about the procedures that apply to admission to Master’s programmes – primarily useful to those of you who work as a programme coordinator or programme director for a Master’s programme.

Admission to second-cycle programmes in English takes place through a separate round of admissions, with an application deadline of 15 January for the autumn semester and 15 August for the spring semester. Master’s programmes taught in Swedish may be part of the general round of admissions, with an application deadline of 15 April/15 October.

Calls for applications to programmes can only be issued once per semester. Under special circumstances, a supplemental round of admission may take place, subject to approval by the Education Board. Such requests must be received by joakim [dot] hall [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se by the first day for application for the international round of admissions.

Administration and assessment – who does what?

  • The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) assesses the applicant’s general eligibility and English.
  • The department that coordinates the programme assesses the specific entry requirements, and evaluates the applicant’s qualifications, through the NyA web.
  • The admissions office will send out instructions and a current timetable ahead of each round of admissions. Should a department change their contact person/programme administrator, it is important that you notify the admissions office.

For timetables on admission to the Master’s programme, see page on Admission

Students with conditional offers at the start of the semester

Before the start of the semester, Master’s students with conditional offers must be processed to enable their registration in Ladok. The admissions office reviews and removes conditions on general entry requirements. The department removes conditions for specific entry requirements on the NyA web.

All students have been informed about sending in complete documentation on their completed degree, to their account on, as soon as they have received it. The students who studied at a Swedish higher education institution do not need to upload documents, as their qualifications are visible in NyA.

One to two weeks before the start of the semester, the admissions office needs lists from the department of the students considered able to start their studies; the list is only to include admitted students who:

  • still need to meet the conditions regarding the general entry requirements and
  • communicate that they have finished and completed their degree, unless you assess them as able to meet their degree requirements at the latest three weeks after the start of the semester.
  • You do not need to include students who already have a degree of 180 credits registered in NyA.

It is a good idea to produce an updated list as the information in NyA can change from day to day.

The students who are able to prove that they have applied for their degree but are waiting for the formal documents will be granted an exemption from the requirements for the study programme and can be registered immediately on the programme.

Those who have not yet received the complete documentation concerning their degree can be allowed to start their studies anyway, if you assess them as able to meet their degree requirements at the latest three weeks after the start of the semester, in compliance with the admission rules. They are granted an exemption to start the first course on the programme. You are welcome to use the Excel template on the right.

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The Admissions Office

Cecilia Raab
Admissions coordinator
cecilia [dot] raab [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 00 00 (switchboard)
Mailing adress: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Invoice adress: Box 188, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Organisation number: 202100-3211

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