Newly Admitted Students

Starting one of our programmes in 2020?

We can't wait to meet you! We hope you're excited to get started too. We've compiled a bunch of information for you below - take a look, and get ready, and see you in the autumn! As always, we're here for you along the way. Just reach out to us at if you have any questions!

What’s coming up

Lund University Arrival Day

On Arrival Day, international mentors and university staff will welcome you and help you settle into your new life in Lund and Sweden. We recommend all international students to attend, though attending Arrival Day is not required. More information about arrival day can be found here.

Orientation weeks

Arrival Day marks the start of the University's orientation weeks offering a variety of activities that aim to help you settle in smoothly at the University and in student life. A full programme and possibilities to sign up and/or buy tickets will be available here.

Programme Introduction Day (mandatory)

Each year, we organise a big welcome event for all Graduate School students. It's our personal way of introducing you to the department, as well as fall new students to meet each other! This year, due to the situation surrounding Vovid-19, we're planning an alternative event designed for us all to get to know each other while still following the Swedish Public Health Authority's regulations. Be sure to watch your email for an update from us this summer regarding this awesome event!

Course Start (mandatory)

The moment we've all been waiting for! Monday, August 31st is the official start of the autumn term and the first day of teaching on most of our courses. Excited yet?! The specific time and location can be found in the course schedules on Canvas and on our website at the links below: 

SIMP17: Introduction to Global Studies

SIMP25: Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Sexuality

SIMP35: Theories and Issues in Development

SIMP45: Introduction to Middle Eastern Studies

Please note that our courses will be campus-based, but will have varying  online elements to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the autumn term. Don't worry - your programme is moving forward no matter what. Just be sure to keep a close eye on your course schedules. We'll keep you updated should any potential changes arise.

Document Drop-off for Conditionally Admitted Students

Conditionally admitted students must submit their degree documents for verification by the Lund University Admissions Department before they can be registered to the programme. Once your documents have been verified they will be returned to you. Graduate School will be collecting degree documents from conditionally admitted students at the Graduate School Student Reception Desk on September 1st, between 12:00 and 13:00. As we are working with many students and sensitive documents, we ask that you arrive at the prescribed time.

If you have already uploaded or mailed your complete degree certificate to (international degree students) or sent Graduate School your Swedish personal number (Swedish degree students) over the summer, you do not need to attend this meeting.

Arriving late?

The Programme Introduction Day and the course introduction meeting are mandatory programme events. Students are expected to be in Lund and present at the Programme Introduction Day. If you cannot arrive in Lund on time and have not notified Graduate School, you may risk losing your place in the programme. Contact Bulëza Emerllahu at buleza [dot] emerllahu [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se as soon as possible if you will be arriving late.

Student handbook 2020-2021

Click here to download your guide to student life at Graduate School and Lund University!