Sweden, is one of the top places to study with an inexpensive tuition fee, yet offering quality education. One of the top schools in Sweden is the Lund University.
Lund University is a public university in Sweden. The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.
Lund University has eight faculties namely, The Faculty of Engineering, the School of Economics and Management, the Faculty of Performing Arts, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law. with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg.
The academic year at Lund University is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring), each lasting 20 weeks. The autumn semester begins in August/September and the spring semester begins in January. The academic year runs from late August/early September through until early June, with summer holidays during June, July and August. The majority of the programmes at Lund commence in the autumn semester.
How to Apply
In general, all students wishing to study Bachelor’s or Master’s level programmes and courses at a Swedish university must apply online, using the national University Admissions in Sweden website called www.universityadmissions.se.
Tuition fees and payment
Application fee: SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100)
Citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not pay tuition fee.
Tuition for international students:
BSc programme tuition fee ranges between SEK 100.000 (approx. €10.470)- SEK 120.000
MSc programmes: Between SEK 120.000 (approx. €12.560)- SEK 130.000 (approx. €13.610)
Tuition fees and residence permits
Once the tuition fee for the first semester is paid, you can apply for your residence permit through the Swedish Migration Agency.
Work during your studies
As an international student in Sweden, you’re allowed to work alongside your studies – there’s no official limitation for how many hours you can work. However, it’s important to keep your studies as your first priority – even when you don’t have many classroom hours, you’re expected to spend the equivalent of a 40-hour work week reading and working on assignments.
Lund University does not own or run any dorm rooms or other types of student accommodation. The most common form of student accommodation is a corridor room. Students also find housing in shared apartments, rooms, studio flats or corridor rooms in or around the cities of Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg.
Cost of a room from LU Accommodation the rent is currently set at between SEK 14 000 and SEK 23 000 for the full semester.