The LUMID programme is proud to receive applications from a large group of motivated and ambitious applicants. With over 1000 applications each year for the limited 40 available spots, competition is fierce. The following information will hopefully assist your planning well in advance for a successful future application with us.
What do we look for in a prospective student?
The LUMID programme has three main assessment criteria:
- Academic records
- Relevant work experience on your CV
- Statement of Purpose (SoP)
The structure of the LUMID programme and its elevated pace requires students who are used to performing at a high academic level. During the past years, the average undergraduate CGPA of students admitted to the LUMID was 3.35 grade points. Please note that the we take into account different grading systems in various countries and higher-education institutions when reviewing your application.
Relevant work experience on your CV
Lectures and seminars in the LUMID programme are in many cases based on group work and interactive learning. We firmly believe that by grounding our analysis in real life experiences we are able to create synergies between students of various disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. Therefore we are first and foremost looking for candidates with relevant work experience, including voluntary work, internships, and professional work experience. Field based experience is particularly valued in order to ensure a successful field semester. Furthermore, we require candidates to demonstrate a firm interest and engagement in development studies and integration of that interest in their after-school or summer activities.
Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose gives a prospective student the opportunity to explain why LUMID is the right programme for him or her and how he or she would be a valuable contributor to the LUMID programme.
Please note that due to our limited resources we may not be able to provide personal comments to prospective students on matters related to their CVs, SoP’s or future applications. Personal contact with the LUMID staff or faculty members does not in any way contribute to the success of the application. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that might not have been covered on our website: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se).