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Newly admitted students


Congratulations on being admitted to LUMES and welcome to Lund University and the LUMES programme! On this page we have gathered important information that will be useful for you when you are preparing for your studies. Admitted students also receive information per email, please check your inbox regularly.

Accept your admission

If you have just received admission in your "Notification of Results" via your account, you must actively reply to the admission offer directly to Lund University by the specified deadline and according to the instructions provided by Lund University in your Notification of Selection Results. If you do not actively accept your admission offer to Lund University by the deadline, you lose your place of study. 

Read more about how to accept your admission offer on Lund University webpage.

Watch a film on how to accept your admission offer.

If you do not intend to start LUMES this autumn we appreciate if you decline the offer either directly on or by emailing our student coordinator Amanda Elgh (amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se). Note that not declining is not the same as accepting, to keep your place in the programme you must actively reply to the admission offer directly to Lund University (see above).

Conditionally admitted

If you have been conditionally admitted while still finalizing your Bachelor’s degree, official documents of your completed undergraduate degree must be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden as soon as you receive them and before the start of the programme. In most cases, you can either upload the original documents to your account or send certified copies via regular post or courier to University Admissions in Sweden. Remember to follow the document certification rules and any country-specific instructions when submitting your documents. It is important that you also bring your original documents to Lund, in case of any questions regarding your documents. Please notify us (by emailing amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se) when you have submitted your documents. Please do not worry if your “status” on University Admissions in Sweden does not change from conditionally admitted even though you have submitted all the required documents. When you let us know that you have submitted the correct documentation we will ask the admissions office to look at your documents and if everything is in order you will be registered to the programme when the semester starts. If there is anything missing, we will let you know.

Activating your student account and payment of tuition fee

Within a few days you will (if you have not already) receive an email from Lund University with information on how to activate your student account and how to access the Student Portal.

Visit Lund University webpage for further details

If you are required to pay tuition fees you will receive your tuition fee invoice in the Student Portal in April. Payment is due by May 20, but you are urged to pay as early as possible in order to make your residence permit application on time.

Visit Lund University webpage for further details.

Scholarship applicants

Lund University Global Scholarship
All successful scholarship recipients will soon receive an offer per email. If you receive an offer, you must accept or decline the offer by the deadline indicated in the offer.

Swedish Institute Scholarships
The list of successful recipients will be announced on on 28 April 2021. If you have received a scholarship offer, you are required to accept or decline the offer by the deadline indicated in the offer. For any questions about the Swedish Institute Scholarship, please contact the Swedish Institute.

Finding a place to stay

Non EU/EEA students who are in need of housing and who have accepted their offer by the deadline, should go ahead and apply for housing through the LU accommodation service on (date to be updated). Note that you must actively apply for housing even if you have housing guarantee and/or a scholarship.

The housing situation in Lund is difficult and we advise you to start looking for a place to stay as soon as possible. If you are a Swedish or EU/EEA citizen we recommend you to have a look at Housing on the LU webpage, AF Bostäder and Bopoolen for more information on housing options in Lund.

Please beware of frauds. Unfortunately there are those who try to take advantage of a tough housing situation by defrauding housing applicants. You should never transfer any money before that you have signed a tenancy agreement and are 100% certain that you have access to the apartment/room/house.

Find more advice on how to avoid frauds on

Residence permits

Non EU/EEA citizens must apply for a residence permit. You are advised to apply as soon as you have paid the first tuition fee instalment (but not more than three months before the first day of your residence permit period).

Read more about residence permits on Lund University webpage.

Information regarding Lund University and the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, your education may be conducted in a different way than normally at the start of the 2021 autumn semester. We are currently waiting for a new decision to be made regarding how studies should be conducted during autumn 2021. This is expected to be announced during the 2021 spring semester.

Coronavirus FAQ – newly admitted degree students.

Read more about the current Covid-19 arrangements at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Can I defer and start LUMES in autumn 2022?

We understand that the pandemic causes a lot of uncertainty and anxiety and that things can change quickly. A frequently asked question is if it is possible to defer the studies to autumn 2022, and how to do this. The answer is that if you wish to start LUMES in autumn 2021, but are unsure if you will make it, you should proceed with the enrolment steps as per normal (incl. pay the tuition fee*, apply for residence permit*, apply/search for housing*, etc.) and wait and see how the situation develops. If you realise later that you will not be able to make it, then please email us (amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se) and ask for the form to apply for a deferral. A deferral will only be granted on the special circumstances grounds that are outlined in Swedish legislation. These can be social, medical or other specific grounds such as for example parental leave, illness, military or civil service, student union assignments and similar. All such special circumstances must be properly documented. As for the coronavirus situation, it is not in itself a ground for deferral. Any effects on personal economy caused by the pandemic, or by any other unforeseen event, are not covered by the law text and thus it is not possible to be granted a deferral on these grounds.

*if applicable.

If you are not granted a deferral, or choose to decline the offer this year, you are most welcome to re-apply next year. If you have paid tuition you can apply for a tuition fee refund.

Information for students on the reserve list

If you are on the reserve list (or conditional reserve), you have not been admitted. There is no further step for you at this stage. We will contact you directly (per email) if a place becomes available. There is no specific deadline to this information - a place can, in theory, become available until the start of the programme. Your chances of a place becoming available depend on other admitted students declining their place and the reserves ahead of you on the wait list also declining any place if it becomes available. You do not actively need to accept your reserve place in this admission round. However, if you are later offered admission with a place on the programme or course, you will need to accept that it if you wish to start your studies.

It is not possible for us to provide specific guidance about if/when students will be admitted to LUMES from the reserve list, as this depends on the drop-out rate of currently admitted students. LUMES aims to accommodate approximately 50 students this year, but places are over-allocated to account for some drop off. This means that a number of admitted students must decline their places before we can begin to accept students from the reserve list. As a result, we do not know if/when students on the reserve list will be offered places. 

Students can be admitted to LUMES right up until the beginning of the program and students will be contacted by email if a place becomes available. Once contacted, students will need to confirm their acceptance of the place within a few days, or else it will be offered to the following student on the reserve list. For this reason, it is important for you to continue checking your inbox. 

Number of reserve listed students currently offered a place in the programme: 0 (updated on 2021-04-15, please note that this number might change)



Student Coordinator
Amanda Elgh
amanda [dot] elgh [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 0470

Welcome video to students admitted to the LUMES programme
Curious about what it looks like at LUCSUS? Look at this video by Ellen Putri Edita, one of our students in B21 (2018).