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Applying for studies

About the application process, eligibility, summary sheets and application guides.


All applicants to programs at the Department of Physical geography and Ecosystem science need general admission requirements. For eligibility to our bachelor program you need general requirements and courses equivalent to the following Swedish upper secondary school programmes: Mathematics 4 in combination with Biology 1,  Physics 1, Chemistry 1 or level 2 in two of the subjects and Mathematics 4.

Specific requirements for our Masters programs are courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in natural sciences or engineering. 

The admission process at Lund University is centralized and at a department level we have very little to no influence on the decisions of eligibility. Therefore, we are not at liberty to judge criteria for eligibility from different countries. At the University Admissions website there are all information you need, this is also where you should turn for questions about eligibility to courses and programmes.

Entry requirements with a study background from another country

If you have academic qualifications from one of the following countries, you can find specific information regarding acceptable qualifications, English requirements and specific application instructions by clicking on your country's link.
Country -specific information

The application process

The application process in the Swedish system is centralised. You apply at where all information regarding studies in Sweden is available regarding applications, English requirements or eligibility and more. You can read all about the application process for Lund University at the university admissions page as well. For specific questions about applying to Lund University you can use the contact form (link below) and the staff will get back to you. At the department level we cannot answer general questions, and neither can we say anything about your eligibility, but of course we can help you find the right information if needed and provide you with info about our education.

To the Lund University admissions applying for studies page

Information about entry requirements

Contact form for questions regarding applications for Lund University

Please note that the Admissions Office at Lund University is not able to give you a preliminary assessment. A decision regarding your eligibility will be made once you have made an application and submitted required documents.


Summary sheet

You might need to fill in a summary sheet. This document can be found at all program pages, and are also listed here.


The summary sheets and other documentation must be uploaded att It should be in English. Summary sheets can be found for download on the following programme pages (right column "programme-specific documents"):

Master´s programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Master´s programme in Geomatics
Master´s programme in Atmospheric Science and Biogeochemical Cycles
Master´s programme GIS


Application guides for our programmes at

Below, you will find guides to help you apply at ( for the programmes given at our department given during the autumn semester 2019, when information is in Swedish.


Key dates for autumn 2019


Online service opens at                                    16 October 2018

Admissions application deadline at midnight CET                                  15 January 2019

Deadline for payment of application fee/document that

you’re not required to pay the fee                                                                   1 February 2019

Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation                                     1 February 2019

Notification of selection results                                                                      4 April 2019

Deadline for payment of tuition fee for autumn term 2019                       20 May 2019

Arrival day                                                                                                           20 August 2019

Autumn semester starts                                                                                 2 September 2019

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund

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