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Application process LUMID

This page contains information about how you can apply for LUMID and what documents you need to submit. Please read everything carefully before you apply. To increase your admission chances, make sure you follow all the steps and submit all necessary general and programme specific documents.

Please note that LUMID has only one application round annually, and the programme commences during the autumn semester.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for LUMID, you must have a bachelor’s degree, regardless the subject area. Your degree must be accepted by the University Admissions in Sweden. What constitutes a bachelor’s degree according to University Admissions varies depending on the country where you completed your studies. For more information, please read the details regarding country-specific instructions

Students in their final year are also encouraged to apply but must ensure they complete their bachelor’s degrees before beginning the program.

Furthermore, all programme activities are conducted in English. Therefore, a good command of spoken and written English, equivalent to English 6/B (advanced) proficiency in the Swedish secondary system, is required. This proficiency can typically be demonstrated 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

For a full list of English language proficiency requirements and exemptions please visit University Admissions.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for LUMID through University Admissions before the application deadline. See full instructions at University Admissions website
  2. Pay the application fee before the deadline. 
  3. Submit all required general and programme specific documents to University Admissions before the deadline for supporting documents. 

    Much of what you need to submit, and how you need to submit it, depends on where you completed your studies. For more information, please read the country-specific instructions.

If you are in your final year of bachelor’s studies, you must also follow additional instructions provided by University Admissions.

The documents you need to submit is as follows:

General supporting documents

For all master’s level applications submitted to University Admissions, several general documents are required. You can find more information about this at University Admissions.

Programme specific documents

Apart from the general documentation required by University Admissions, you must also submit several LUMID-specific documents.

a) An updated CV that also include the following:
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): when detailing your educational background on your CV, include your CGPA. Ensure that your CGPA is calculated using the United States Grade Point Average system. You can easily determine your CGPA using the GPA calculator. If you cannot find the right grading scale on the GPA calculator for the American system or are unsure how to use the calculator, it is fine to leave your CGPA out from the CV. The programme will then calculate your CGPA in the best way possible.

When calculating your CGPA, it is important to assume the best-case-scenario when you are not sure how a grade should be counted. For instance, if your courses are typically graded based on a A-F-scale but some are graded with only pass/fail, count the pass as an A and the fails as a F. If your program only uses pass/fail, consider all passes as A's.

CGPAs for prospective students we are considering for admission will be double-checked.

- Name and contact details of two references, one professional and one academic. References will only be contacted if deemed necessary by the programme. Recommendation letters are not required and will not be considered. 

b) A Statement of Purpose not exceeding 350 words in total, answering the following questions:
- how did your interest in the field of development and management arise?
- how do you think the LUMID programme will allow you to best explore that interest, or what are your main reasons for applying to the LUMID programme specifically?
- how do you expect to the LUMID programme to complement or build on your previous studies and/or practical experience?
- how do you expect to bring forth the knowledge gained in the LUMID programme in your future plans?

- At the top of all LUMID-specific documents, write "LUMID" in CAPITAL LETTERS, bolded, and with a larger font size. This is crucial for easily identifying the correct documents relevant to LUMID.

- LUMID does not have any preference regarding the template or structure for CV or the statement of purpose beyond the instructions provided above. 

Who to contact

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

The LUMID Programme
For information about the programme that you cannot find answers to on our webpage, please feel free to reach out to us on lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se)

Lund University Admissions Office
University Admissions’ website provides all formal requirements and rules regarding admission. For further questions regarding a specific application to Lund University, contact Lund University Admissions Office.