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Here you will find the most frequently asked quesetions about LUMID.

Please see what we are looking for at  the Application assessment page

No. LUMID is an inter-disciplinary programme and values diversity of disciplines. 
The programme has however attracted particularly those who have a background in three broad areas: 

1. social sciences, humanities, law and economics, 
2. medicine and public health, and 
3. natural sciences and engineering, and who wish to professionally contribute to the sustainable and just development agendas of non-governmental organisations, governments, businesses or academia.

We do not request that you have written a bachelor’s thesis as part of your bachelor’s degree.

LUMID lectures and seminars often revolve around group work and interactive learning, encouraging students to share their knowledge and experiences from different countries and professional backgrounds. As a result, we prioritize applicants with relevant work experience, whether paid or unpaid (including internships and voluntary roles). Field-based experience, such as working with local organizations or conducting research in low and middle-income countries, is highly valued.

You can find information about the LUMID tuition fee at the Lund University programme page

For more information about scholarships, please visit the Lund University website on scholarships and awards.

For more information about residence permit and preparation before arrival, please visit the Lund University website on residence permit and next steps.

Students admitted to LUMID can request a deferment of studies if there are special grounds. Further details about deferment can be found in the application form, which must be submitted to lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se).

You are always welcome to visit the campus at any time of the year. However, please be aware that due to limited resources, LUMID regretfully cannot offer private tours or provide individual feedback on application-related matters. Instead, we strongly recommend attending events arranged by Lund University, either online, at Lund or in a city near you.

You can connect with a current LUMID student here. Note that the students cannot answer questions about your application, application process, scholarships and residence permit.

The number of international students varies significantly from year to year. In 2022, 85 percent of the students were international.

The cohort starting LUMID in 2022 had an average age of 26.

Students are expected to complete a minimum of 13 weeks in their field placement on a full-time basis. Additionally, students are expected to conduct data collection for their master’s thesis, which is expected to last 7 weeks and generally takes place away from Lund.

Unfortunately, no. However, students who are eligible will be covered by the university insurance. All other expenses related to the field placement must be covered by the students themselves.

The LUMID programme is a full-time study program. The workload varies from course to course, particularly in terms of scheduled lecture hours. Students are expected to dedicate 40 hours per week to their studies, including individual study, group work and attending classes.

You are welcome to contact us on lumid [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (lumid[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se) with any questions that might not have been covered on our website.

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