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New student

Welcome to the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science! Below is some useful information for your studies here.

Applying for a residence permit

Pre-recorded webinar for newly-admitted students: Applying for a residence permit, Autumn 2023

Arriving to Lund

University information about registration, email and other practical things

All you need to know for your arrival in Lund is gathered at the International desk webpage for new students. It is about email accounts, what to bring, registration, transportation in Lund, social life and all important things that you need to know to get started.

Information for new international students

Information for new Swedish students

FAQs covid-19 and studies at LU


Note that you as a student are responsible for finding housing yourself. There are many student accomodations in Lund, but also many students. Look for housing in good time, when all students arrive in the beginning of the semester it is harder to find accomodation.

Housing | Lund University

At our department

Good to know

The department is often called INES, which is the Swedish acronym for the department. INES is located in Geocentrum, at Sölvegatan 12, Lund.


The introductory meeting and registration

It is a requirement that you attend the introductory meeting and the call if you have been admitted to an education. This allows you to keep your place on the course. If you can't come, you must say until I advance. Registration takes place at the introductory meeting.

Student on the Bachelor Programme

The first autumn semester starts with the course “An Introduction to the Global Environment (code NGEA01)”, followed by “Theories and Methods of Physical Geography (NGEA07)”. Note that these courses include excursions and significant field components that requires physical presence in Lund.

Student on Master Programmes

For students on the Master´s programmes Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science and EnCHiL, the autumn starts with “Greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles (NGEN14)” followed by “Climate Change and its Impacts on the Environment (NGEN01)”. Note that these courses include excursions and significant field components that requires physical presence in Lund.

For students at the Master´s programme in GIS and Remote sensing, the autumn semster starts with "Programming for applications in GIS and Remote sensing" (NGEN20), followed by "Applied GIS" (NGEN21).

For students on the GEM joint Master´s programme, the autumn semester starts with "Geographical Information systems, introduction" (NGEA11) followed by "Geographical Information systems, advanced" (NGEA12).


Course schedules for programme students can be found  here.

Course litterature

You find the litterature for each course at the course web page, or at the course canvas page.

Find the class rooms and labs

There are two builidings where you will have lectures and labs, which may be confusing.

Room numbers and where to find them are listed here.

The student administration office

Eva and Yvonne at the student administration office are happy to help you with for example

  • registering documents and grades into LADOK,
  • room bookings,
  • schedules,
  • re-exams,
  • sale of compendiums and more

You'll find us on the third floor, Geocentre II, Sölvegatan 12, Lund.

Student administration office contact

LUNA - the Science student union

At the Faculty of Science, the student union is working to keep the education and your study exoperience at the best level. You are always welcome to the union if you have any questions regarding you education, if you face any problems or if you just want a chat. Check out their Facebook page here. This is were we will post information about future happenings for science students. There is also website with all information:

Novisch | LUNA (

SNG - the student council at INES

Students from Geology and Physical Geography form the student council SNG. Representatives have meetings with staff from the respective department to work as a link between the students and the education management, in for example course feedback, quality of education and information flow.