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FAQ

What does LUMID look for in a prospective student?

Are applicants required to have a certain undergraduate major?

Are applicants required to have written a Bachelor’s thesis?

Are applicants required to have had relevant work experience? Does internship or voluntary experience count?

Do you accept applicants directly from undergraduate schools?

When does the application open and close?

Can I apply online?

Do I have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores?

Can I visit the campus and meet with a LUMID programme representative?

Can I defer my offer of admission?

What is the average age of a LUMID student?

What percentage of LUMID students are international?

How long is the field placement?

Is the field placement financed by the LUMID programme?

Can I waive required LUMID courses or transfer credits from my previous studies?

Is it possible to attend LUMID part-time? How much work is involved – hours per week?


What does LUMID look for in a prospective student?

We review all applications based on the following three criteria: academic grades, relevance of work experience on your résumé/curriculum vitae, and the statement of purpose.

 

Are applicants required to have a certain undergraduate major?

No. LUMID is an inter-disciplinary programme and values diversity of disciplines.

The programme has however benefitted particularly those who have a background in three broad areas: 1) social sciences, law and economics, 2) medicine and public health, and 3) natural sciences and engineering, and who wish to pursue a career working with advancing the sustainable development agenda within international organisations, governments, business or academia.

 

Are applicants required to have written a Bachelor’s thesis?

We do not request that you have written a Bachelor’s thesis as part of your Bachelor degree. However, this will give you merits in the selection process as you will benefit from having had written a Bachelor’s thesis when writing your Master’s thesis.

 

Are applicants required to have had relevant work experience? Does internship or voluntary experience count?

LUMID lectures and seminars are in many cases based on group work and interactive learning, where students share their knowledge and experiences from various countries and professional settings. Therefore we look especially for applicants who have relevant work experience. This can include paid and unpaid work (including internship and voluntary experience). Field based experience, e.g. working with local actors or conducting research low and middle income countries, is highly valued.

 

Do you accept applicants directly from undergraduate schools?

Yes. However for students that completed studies outside of Sweden you will have to present, together with your application, a certificate from your university stating your current enrolment and that you are expected to graduate before August from a Bachelor´s degree or equivalent. When admitted, the original degree certificate and a complete set of Transcript of Records will have to be presented before registration in the programme.

 

When does the application open and close?

The application opens some time in late October and closes on January 15th. Precise information on the application period will be announced on the Application Process of the programme website.

 

Can I apply online?

Yes, all applications are to be sent in electronically to: www.universityadmissions.se.

 

Do I have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores?

All teachings and examinations of the programme are conducted in English. Applicant must therefore demonstrate English B (advanced) language proficiency. Swedish students that have studied English B at High School level and has sent in their grades to the University Admissions previously do not need to send in their grades again. For a full list of English language proficiency requirements and exemptions please check the university admissions website: www.universityadmissions.se.

 

Can I visit the campus and meet with a LUMID programme representative?

Yes, you can. However due to limited resources, it may not always be possible for the programme to arrange an individual meeting with a prospective student or to provide personal comments on matters related to their application. You are however welcome to contact us with any questions that might not have been covered on the programme website. Kindly note that personal contact with a LUMID representative does not play any role in the success of your application.

 

Can I defer my offer of admission?

No but you are welcome to apply again in the following year.

 

What is the average age of a LUMID student?

Between 27 and 30 years.

 

What percentage of LUMID students are international?

About 70 percent.

 

How long is the field placement?

The field placement lasts for a total of 20 weeks, during which students are required to complete academic tasks through an internship placement in an organisational setting and to conduct a field-based research for their master’s thesis.

 

Is the field placement financed by the LUMID programme?

No. However, the students are insured against personal injury through the Swedish State´s insurance during Education Abroad (STUDENT-OUT) which provides a 24-hour a day cover equivalent to that of the general student insurance and traveling insurance coverage. The programme and LUMID alumni offer contact information and support to initiate internship opportunities with potential host organizations.

 

No. All LUMID courses are mandatory.

 

Is it possible to attend LUMID part-time? How much work is involved – hours per week?

The LUMID programme is a full-time study. The workload varies from course to course, especially when it comes to the hours of scheduled lectures. Students are expected to put in 40 hours of work per week (classes, individual and group studies

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