Preparing for your studies
Congratulations! You have been admitted to an international master’s programme at the Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University. You can start preparing for your life and studies in Lund, Sweden.
Lund University central marketing team will send you emails to keep you updated on when to initiate the different steps needed to prepare for studies and arrival in Lund, like applying for housing, residence permit, payment of tuition fee etc. Study the information sent to you carefully.
Upcoming virtual events – to help you prepare
Do you want to learn more about Lund University, our study opportunities and how to apply? Attend a virtual event – for example, a webinar, live session or virtual fair – for prospective students, applicants and admitted students.
Important information and pre-arrival guide
Visit Lund University’s website for more information about student housing, residence permit, tuition fee payment, financial matters, student life in Lund and much more. You also find a Pre-arrival guide - it contains a lot of useful information!
Arrival Day and Orientation Weeks
All international master's students are expected to arrive on Arrival Day, which is the starting date of two orientation weeks designed to help you get settled and get the best possible introduction to your studies. There are also many activities aimed for you to find new friends. The Orientation Weeks are very important for your future success with your studies. Some parts are mandatory. A preliminary schedule for the Orientation Weeks will be provided in June.
Advice from LTH and your international coordinator
Registration on courses
The courses that you will study initially at LTH are for most of our master's programmes already selected and added to your study plan. If you are required to make a choice for courses for study perod 1 (first half of the autumn semester), you will be contacted by your international coordinator with more information.
Registration for courses will be possible approximately one week before the autumn semester starts. It is not possible to register on courses earlier than this. You will get more infon on course registration when you arrive and you will also be informed by e-mail when it is time to take action.
Get familiarised with your programme syllabus and courses
Your programme syllabus answers questions like;
How many second-cycle credits do I need? Can a Swedish course be included in my degree? What are the requirements for graduation on my programme and similar.
In the course list you can find out which subjects that are mandatory or electives in your programme, and the details about the courses such as the content, exams and literature used. Follow the link for course list below, find your programme and click on each course name.
What will my schedule look like? Make your own schedule with the help of the schedule generator and the course codes found in the course list.
If you have studied at Bachelor outside Sweden, remember to submit your diploma and transcript of records as soon as possible to your account at universityadmissions.se and notify your coordinator when this is done. The documents must be available in your account before the start of the master's programme. Follow the instructions at University Admissions on how to submit your documents.
If you have studied a Bachelor at a Swedish university, you must finalise all your courses and apply for the degree certificate as soon as possible and before the start of the master's programme. It is not enought to show that you have all the credits needed to graduate, you must be able to show that you have graduated. You do not need to upload your documents to University Admission as we have access to Ladok for all information needed. Notify your coordinator when you have applied for your degree certificate.
Sign up for our field-trip to Kullaberg! Every autumn the International Office LTH arranges a field trip to Kullaberg as a way of getting to know the other master’s students here at LTH and of course to show you a little bit of the surrounding landscape. Information on how to sign up will be sent out by your coordinator.
Sign up to get a mentor… or two. The student union (TLTH) do their best to give both national and international students an introduction filled with social activities for you to have fun and to find new friends. Mentor programmes are arranged both by TLTH and Lund University centrally. You can sign up to get a mentor both from TLTH and from the central LU International Desk. To be successful with your studies, a balance between studies and extra-curricular activities is important and you do not need to sign up for all activities. You can pick and choose!
A network of friends can help a lot if things start to feel tough and/or you get homesick.
If you go to the course list you will find all the courses you are going to study during the autumn semester (study period 1 and 2). Click on each course name to find out what you are going to do within the course. At the bottom of the page you can find out what course literature that will be used. For those of you who want to prepare in advance you can start reading that course material.