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Starting one of our programmes in 2018?
Graduate School offer three master's programmes in the autumn term of 2018, Development Studies, Global Studies and Social Studies of Gender. Most of the introductory activities are joint for all three programmes.

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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. 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)

The mandatory programme introduction will be held all day on August 31, 2018, at 10:00 am. The location is Kulturen auditorium, address: Tegnérsplatsen 6, in central Lund. After the first session, we will walk to Gamla kirurgen, Sandgatan 3, were Graduate School is located.

This day is for all admitted students to the Master’s programmes in Development Studies, Global Studies and Social Studies of Gender. Please plan on this introduction lasting until 3 pm. A light lunch will be served.

Course Start (mandatory)

Monday, September 3rd is the official start of the autumn term and the first day of teaching on our courses. The specific time and location can be found in the schedule on Live@Lund and on our website:

SIMP17: Introduction to Global Studies

SIMP25: Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Sexuality

SIMP35: Theories and Issues in Development

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 10th, 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 Milan Burke at milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se as soon as possible if you will be arriving late.


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Important dates autumn term 2018

January 21 - Course start for period 1

February 5 - Info meeting about elective methods courses, 15.15-17.00, Eden Auditorium

February 19 - Info meeting about 3rd term elective studies, 13.15-15.00, Eden Auditorium

March 15 - Application for fall electives (term 3) opens on 

March 25 - Course start for period 3

March-April - DPS seminar series

April 15 - Last day to apply for electives on

May 2 - Course start for period 4

Early May - Spring lunch with PhD students

May 20 - Thesis submission

June 5 - Thesis Introduction Day (1st year students)

June 11 - Graduation Ceremony

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