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Activities during your 1st Year

In addition to the official programmes and classes, Graduate School offers its students a unique package of opportunities in the first year to make the transition to your studies easier, and once you are at Graduate School, to help you settle in and feel at home. These activities are a mixture of academic support, social activities, reflection seminars, workshops and seminar series.

Arrival Day

Arrival Day is held a few weeks before the official programme start and is the official day for international students to arrive in Lund. Once admitted, you will receive all the information you need to know what to expect on this day. A staff member from Graduate School will be present at Arrival Day to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. More information on Arrival Day and activities for international students at Lund University can be found here.

Introduction Week

Lund University organizes a series of events and activities the week after Arrival Day, so make sure you don't miss this! More information can be found here.

Programme Introduction

The programme introduction is the official start of the programme.  On this day you will register to the programme, meet your future classmates, all administrative staff, and receive a tour of important buildings in the area, the student lounge and your future classrooms. You will meet your programme director and be introduced to the programme, and finally you will be met by the head of the department where you will eventually be writing your thesis. It is a long day but we will make sure there is enough food and coffee/tea during the breaks!

Autumn Potluck Dinner

After settling in for a few weeks, we organize an annual potluck dinner, inviting everyone to bring a dish to share with everyone. Whether it's a national dish from your home country, a new discovery, or just an old favorite, all dishes are welcome! Graduate School provides bevereges, plates and utensils

Potluck 2014

Soup Lunch with Student Health Services and Student Chaplains

Graduate School will invite you to come eat some warm soup and listen to how the student chaplains and student health services can help you. This event takes place in mid-November when the days are getting darker and the weather gets colder. We believe this is a good time to get together and enjoy each others company.

Lucia Fika

An annual Swedish holiday, St. Lucia is celebrated with songs, candles on the head, and the Lucia katter, a spiced sweetened bun on the 13th of December. Graduate School has its own Lucia celebration where you will be offered som "mys" with the pastries and non-alcoholic glögg. 

Practitioner Seminar Series

Formerly known as Development Practitioner Seminars (DPS) this seminar series, where practitioners are invited to come speak with you about their work experiences, begins in February. This is a unique opportunity to get a personal perspective on specific sectors and organizations, learn more about different career paths and life/work balances, and build up your network. Both 1st and 2nd year Graduate School students are invited to particiapte. 

Spring Lunch (brown-bag)

Graduate School organizes a spring lunch around a certain theme that can be of interest to students. In the past we have had PhD students at the faculty come and talk about their experiences. 

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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

Contact us

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Phone: +46 (0)46 222 48 83, +46 (0)46 222 31 30

Postal Address:
Programme Administrator
Graduate School
Faculty of Social Sciences
Lund University, Box 117
221 00 Lund, Sweden

Gamla Kirurgen

Faculty Office
Sandgatan 3
221 00 Lund