The University of Lund or Lunds Universitet (Swedish) is located in the city of Lund, Sweden. This prestigious university is one of the top ranked universities in the world. Founded in 1666, this university is one of the oldest, and is listed as the best university in Sweden. Lund University is the largest education and research centre in Sweden. The university accommodates around 46,000 students. The University of Lund attracts the most number of international students in Sweden, as it offers many courses taught in the English Language.
There are 8 faculties at the University of Lund, they are the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Law, Social Sciences, Medicine, School of Economics and Management, Humanities and Theology (Swedish), Art, Music and Theatre Academies (Swedish). Lund University offers several courses in the English language; these include around 474 single subject courses, 75 Master’s programs, 1 Bachelor program, and Ph.D. and postgraduate programs.
Some of the Master’s programs offered in the English language include; Information Systems, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Global Studies, Language and Linguistics, Archaeology-Theory and Practice, Mathematics, Biomedicine, Asian Studies, Management Research, Entrepreneurship, etc.
There are many facilities offered by the University of Lund. They have good library and research facilities. They offer housing at the student halls of residence. Housing options include private flats, etc in Lund and the surrounding cities (It is difficult to find housing in the city for all the students). There are 13 nations or student clubs at the university.
International Students require a residential permit in order to study in Sweden. At present, there are no tuition fees charged by the University of Lund, but there are plans of introducing fees for students outside the EU/EEA, from August 2011 onwards. However, exchange students outside the EU/EEA and PhD students will not be charged tuition fees.
There are a few scholarships offered by the university, these include, the Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programs. The Erasmus Mundus Action 1 and 2 programs cater to both EU and non-EU students. Master students have to send in their application and documents to the National Admissions Office in Sweden.
The basic requirements for admission include language proficiency in English or Swedish, completed school education (undergraduate) or completed university education (postgraduate programs), and other course requirements. English proficiency tests accepted by the university include IELTS, TOEFL, etc.