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BIDS - Admission

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the program the student must fulfil general entry requirements. In addition, the student must fulfil the specific entry requirements - courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs:

  • Civics A or Civics 1b/1a1+1a2
  • English 6/B (advanced) proficiency

Equivalence assessments will be made according to national guidelines.

General entry requirements mean that it is only high school studies that are required in order to be admitted to the programme. All your other merits like CV, letter of intent, or letter of references are not required. Foreign students are exempted from the general university requirement of commanding the Swedish language.

Credentials - diploma and transcripts - should always be official and certified. If they are in a language other than the Nordic languages, English, French or German, authorized translations must be enclosed.

Details on general admission requirement

Details on English proficiency levels

Admission statistics

Details about number of applicants, number of admitted students and admission points

Application rounds

Our programme is open in both the international round (October-January, through and the national round (March-April, through

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Whom to contact?

If you have questions about:

  • application process
  • assessment of your grades
  • your admission documents

contact University Admissions in Sweden


  • your admission results
  • late applications
  • selection process

contact Admission Office at Lund University


  • admission statistics
  • programme details

contact bids [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se.

The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

Address: Sölvegatan 10,
223 62 Lund
Phone: 046-222 17 59

Faculty of Social Sciences