Lund University

Lund University

Lund University is a public institution of higher education in Sweden. This university was established in 1666. The Motto of this university in English is “Prepared for both”.  It is also known as LU. It is one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe.

About Lund University

LU is a world-class university that works to understand, explain, and improve the world and also the human condition. This university is the #1st university for International students in Sweden. This university has almost 650 partner universities in almost 75 countries.

LU belongs to the League of European Research Universities and the global Universitas 21 Network. Continuously, LU ranks among the top universities in the world. Also, LU is home to 2 significant facilities which are the Max IV which is an Electron Accelerator Laboratory for Research into Radiation, Nuclear Physics, and Accelerator Physics, and the European Spallation Source for Materials Research.

Former Name of LU

Earlier, the name of this university was Royal Caroline Academy.


The Vice-Chancellor of LU is Erik Renstrom.

Student Enrolled at Lund University

Approximately, this university enrolled 45,000 students. It has nearly about 8,600 staff.

Admission Requirements at Lund University

For Graduate Admission:

  • Application Portal: University Admissions. SE
  • Application Fee: 900 SEK
  • Admission Requirements:
  • Undergraduate Degree in any related field
  • Official Transcripts from School or College Attended
  • English Language Proficiency Scores:
  • TOFEL IBT: 90
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Copy of Passport
  • SOP for Sweden
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Resume or CV
  • GMAT or GRE Score (Not Mandatory)

For Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Application Portal: University Admissions. SE
  • Application Fee: 900 SEK
  • Admission Requirements:
  • Official Transcripts from School or College Attended
  • English Language Proficiency Scores:
  • TOFEL IBT: 90
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support

Tuition Fees at Lund University

At LU, the tuition fees for various courses range from almost 100,000 SEK to 420,000 SEK. Further, the other expenses living in Sweden are approximately 5,000 SEK.

Campuses at Lund University

Main Campus

The Main Campus of this university is in the city of Lund.  It is almost 15 minutes away by train from Malmo. It is nearly about 50km from Copenhagen.

Lund City is famous for its large number of Students and Academic Traditions. Also, it is a part of an inventive and industrial area.

Helsingborg Campus

The Helsingborg campus of this university has  4,000 students and is in the city of Helsingborg which is one of the fastest-growing communities in Sweden. This campus of LU is within walking distance from the railway station. It is almost 50km from Lund.

This campus is the house of the  Department of Service Management & Service Studies, School of Social Work, Department of Strategic Communication,  and Faculty of Engineering.

Malmo Campus

This campus is in the city of Malmo which is the 3rd largest city in Sweden. It is nearly about 15 minutes away by train from Lund. It is  20 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport. Several staff and students of this university live in Malmo.

The campus is home to the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts including the Malmo Academy of Music, Malmo Art Academy, and the Malmo Theatre Academy. A major part of the medical Training and Research at this university is performed at Skane University Hospital located in Malmo.

Ljungbyhed Campus

This campus is about 40km from Lund. On this campus, Lund University School of Aviation offers Higher Education and Higher Vocational Education with commissioned education.

Also, LUSA performs Research in the Aeronautical Sciences. Lund University School of Aviation (LUSA) is certified by the Swedish CAA as an Authorized Training Organization as well as an Authorized Drone School.

Ranking at Lund University


In 2024, this university ranks as #85th by QS World University Rankings and a 106th by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2023, it is ranked as # 151-200 by Academic Ranking of World Universities and a66th by Round University Rankings. LU was ranked as # 95th by U. S. News & World Report.

Academics at Lund University


This university offers almost 275 Educational programs & almost 1400 courses. Several programs and courses are offered in English which allows foreign students to study at this university. LU offers 6 programs out of the 10 most popular Master's programs in Sweden in 2021 in terms of the number of applications.

Almost 5 of those programs are offered at the School of Economics & Management (LUSEM). The Financial Times Master Programs in Management ranked it as #44th in the world.


This university is recognized as one of the largest research universities in Scandinavia. It ranks among the top performers in the European Union. LU is one of the top receivers of Research Grants in Sweden most of which come from Government Funded Bodies.

European University is the second largest university in external research funder. It is dynamic in many internationally important research areas such as Climate Change, Nanotechnology, and Stem Cell Biology.


At this university, one of the most famous innovations based on research is Diagnostic Ultrasound which is nowadays a routine method of examination in hospitals in the world.

Other examples of revolutionary innovations are the Artificial Kidney which laid the foundations for the Multi-National Company Gambro which makes life easier for dialysis patients in the world and Bluetooth Technology which enables wireless communication over short distances.

Faculties at Lund University

This university is organized into 9 faculties which are:

  • Faculty of Engineering, LTH
  • Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Economics & Management, LUSEM
  • School of Aviation

Institutes and Research Centers at Lund University

There are several Institutes and Research Centers at this university some of these are:

  • Biomedical Center
  • Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
  • Centre for Molecular Protein Science (CMPS)
  • Centre for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (Kemicentrum)
  • Centre for European Studies (CFE)
  • Centre for East and South East Asian Studies (ACE)
  • Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Center for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)
  • Center for Ageing & Supportive Environments (CASE)
  • Center for Mathematical Sciences
  • Center for Nanoscience
  • Lund Laser Center (LLC)
  • Knut Wicksell Center for Financial Studies (KWC)
  • Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC)
  • MAX IV - Accelerator Physics, Synchrotron Radiation & Nuclear Physics Research
  • Sten K Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship

Housing Services at Lund University

This university offers residential communities to students from all over the country and the world. It offers a specific number of rooms. The housing of this university offers support and ease as well as opportunities for personal growth and interaction with all facilities.

The flats and rooms at this university are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice on the base of Costs, Facilities, Location, and Availability. The diverse services offered in the residence halls of this university are:

  • Fully Furnished Rooms
  • Large Lounges with Kitchens
  • Free Wi-Fi & Cable TV
  • Free Laundry Facilities
  • Residence Life Staff Support
  • Programming created in a Residential Curriculum
  • 24 Hours Security
  • On-Call Housing Staff


LU assists off-campus students in finding off-campus housing near the campus of the university. They provide suitable housing to Students, Faculty and staff at nearby universities. All students are not offered on-campus housing due to a lot of enrollments every year so they have to find off-campus housing to live in.

Medical Services

This university provides medical services to students. The Health Services give confidence to students to live a healthy lifestyle to achieve their Personal, Academic, and Career goals. Also, they maintain an emergency response team that responds instantly in case of accidents or injuries.

Primary and urgent Healthcare, Health Clearances, Emergency Response, and Wellness Education are all part of the services. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student Clubs at Lund University

This university offers a variety of student clubs and organizations which provide a broad range of opportunities for students. Some of the clubs at this university are:

  • Religion Club
  • Art Club
  • Dance Club
  • Sports Club
  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Media Club
  • Music Club
  • Society & Politics Club

Libraries at Lund University

This university has almost 25 Libraries of which some of these are:

  • Astronomy Library
  • Library of Science
  •  Biology Library
  • Campus Helsingborg, Library
  • Civil Engineering Library, LTH
  • E-huset Library, LTH
  • Economics and Management Library
  • Geo-Library
  • IE Library
  • Law Library
  • Library of Architecture and Design, LTH
  • Library of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Library of Mathematics
  • LTH Study Center
  • Malmo Academy of Music Library
  • Malmo Art Academy Library
  • Malmo Theater Academy Library
  • Medical Faculty Libraries Lund
  • Physics Library
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library
  • Social Sciences Faculty Library
  • University Library

University location

Main Campus

Lund, Scania, Sweden

Helsingborg Campus

UNIVERSITETSPLATSEN 2, 252 25 Helsingborg, Sweden

Top Landmarks

  • Lund Cathedral
  • All Saints Church, Lund
  • Kungshuset i Lundagard
  • Apoteket Svanen
  • Medieval Museum
  • Martenstorget
  • Skrylleslingan
  • Klosterkyrkan
  • Krognoshuset


  • Universitas 21 (U21)
  • League of European Universities (LERU)
  • European University Association (EUA)

Contact Us


Lund, Sweden

Phone No

+46 46 222 0000

Official Website

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the GPA requirement at LU?

At this university, the minimum GPA requirement is 2.8.

What is the acceptance rate of this university?

The acceptance rate of LU is almost 34%.

What is the percentage of the International Students at this university?

Almost 20% of International students are at this university.

What are the core values at this university?

  • Safeguard Democracy
  • Legality
  • Impartiality
  • Freedom of Opinion
  • Respect


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