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Application process

Please read this entire page carefully before you apply!

Important dates

LUMID has only one application round each year. Important dates can be found here.

Eligibility Requirement

Academic requirements:

Completed Bachelor degree (accepted by the University Admissions in Sweden) from any subject area. Students in their final year are also welcome to apply but must ensure that they complete their degrees in full before starting the programme. 

Country specific instructions are available on the University Admissions website. 

Language requirements:

All teachings and examinations of the programme are conducted in English. Applicant must therefore demonstrate English B/English 6 (advanced) language proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

For a full list of English language proficiency requirements and exemptions please check the University Admissions website.


1. Create an account on the national University Admissions in Sweden website and follow the instructions to make your online application

2. Submit all documents listed below (General supporting documents & Programme specific documents) to University Admissions in Sweden so that they are received before the deadline (February 1st). Documents can be uploaded onto University Admission in Sweden website or should be sent to the ‘University Admissions in Sweden’ office by post or delivery service depending on the country you are from.

Please check the country-specific document rules for Master's studies to know if you are eligible to upload your supporting documents or not.


General supporting documents:

a) Official certificates, diplomas and transcripts that are required to prove that you meet the academic requirements*. For students in their final year of Bachelor studies special rules apply. 

*If you have studied you entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all your academic credits are registered in Ladok, you do not have to submit any transcripts or your diploma when applying.

b) Proof that you fulfil the English language requirements. 

c) A copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph (please scan the original)

Programme specific documents (applies to all applicants):

d) An updated CV including 2 references (one professional and one academic) with names and contact details. Please note that the LUMID programme does not have any preference in regards to CV templates. Mark the CV with the name of the programme.

e) A Statement of Purpose not exceeding 350 words in total explaining the following

- your main interest within the field of development and management
- your main reason for applying to the programme
- your expected benefit from the programme
- your future plans after completing the programme

Please mark the statement with the name of the programme.

Please note:

- recommendation letters are not required and will not be considered. 
- If you plan to submit supporting documents by regular post, you must include a signed cover sheet printed from your online application. Without a signed cover letter your documents cannot be linked with your application.
- Students who have a Swedish personal number are exempted from this and are instead required to state their personal number on any documentation submitted by post.

3. Pay the University Admissions in Sweden application fee before the deadline to ensure your application will be considered (this concerns non-EU/EEA students).


Additional Information 

For more information on the selection process and how you can prepare your application for a future admission round please read our FAQs

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).  

Admission Questions

University Admissions in Sweden
For official information regarding the application process, general entry requirements, document requirements and rules, English proficiency tests and exemptions, tuition and application fees and exemptions, visit

The LUMID Programme
For information regarding whether our programme is right for you or to check specific programme/course content. Email us on lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Lund University Admissions Office
University Admissions in Sweden's website provides all formal requirements and rules regarding admission. For further questions regarding a specific application to Lund University, contact the Lund University Admissions Office using the admissions office contact form.

You can also telephone +46 (0)46 222 9300 (select option 3), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, between 10:00–12:00.

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LUMID Information

Contact us
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 86 90
E-mail: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Director of Studies, Muriel Côte
As the Director of Studies, I work with all academic matters related to the day-to-day running of LUMID. I handle all study and formal questions related to course syllabi and literature lists, and student-staff relations. I am also responsible for reading applications and the selection of the applicants for the programme. 

Email:muriel [dot] cote [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (muriel[dot]cote[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Programme Coordinator, Arvin Khoshnood
I coordinate the daily administration of LUMID, including the Field Semester. I am also the academic advisor for the LUMID students.

E-mail: lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Students and Alumni