What are electives?
Electives are the 30 credits worth of courses that you take in your third term here at Graduate School, those which will eventually be included in your degree. Some of you may travel abroad for studies or an internship during this time, but many of you may choose to stay right here in Lund. Those of you who choose to keep it local during your elective period need not worry – there are plenty of elective courses you can study right here!
During your third term, you can apply for courses at Graduate School (profile or elective courses), at other departments at Lund University, or even at another Swedish university. Even if you are determined to do a study-abroad or an internship, we encourage all students to apply for electives as a back-up.
How do I apply?
All applications for courses at Lund University and other Swedish universities are made using Sweden’s national admissions site www.antagning.se. Courses for the Autumn term 2019 will open for application from March 15 – April 15. It is important that you apply on-time if you want to secure a seat in your chosen course. Some courses will open up again in mid-July for late application, but far from all will be available. Make sure to check:
- entry requirements to insure that you meet them for the course;
- when the course is given to avoid potential scheduling problems, since no one wants to end up taking 30 credits in one single period;
- English is the language of instruction, if you do not have proficiency in Swedish.
For more information, please check our third term handbook on elective courses.
Need advice? Book an appointment
Do not hesitate to book a meeting with the study advisor Lucie Larssonova if you would like to discuss your options. Please book via Live@Lund by logging in to a course, click on "staff" in the menu and choose "book an appointment" just under the profile picture.
Before the appointment, we encourage you to look through our third term handbook.