Apply to our Programme - second application round
The second admission round is for Swedish residents and an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's Programme in Asian Studies you must have a Bachelor’s degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen) in the social sciences or humanities and oral and written language proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B.
When to apply
Application opens: 15 March 2023
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Notification of results: 12 July 2023
Our programme on the application website
Direct link to our programme on the antagning.se website (link only active during the application round)
How to apply
Applications should be made online at antagning.se - the national Swedish site for university applications (the website is in Swedish):
In order to apply to the Master's Programme in Asian Studies (and/or other programmes), you begin by creating a user account with universityadmissions.se or antagning.se. Once you have established your user account you will be able to apply using antagning.se’s central application system.
After completing your online application you need to either scan and upload your supporting documents or send them to VHS (University Studies in Sweden).
Please note that not all academic documents can be uploaded. Be sure to read the qualification information specific to your country carefully. NO documents should be sent to Lund University unless something else is stated on the programme webpage.
In addition to the online application and the required documentation stated on the University Admissions website you must also submit the following documents:
The statement plays an important role in our admission process. It enables us to see whether you have the right background, interests and motivations needed for this programme. Download the form above, fill it out and submit it with your application. We will consider your answers carefully in our admission process.
If you are having problems downloading the PDF you can instead answer the questions below in a separate document. Please make sure that you name the document "statement of purpose" and note that there is a 1400-character limit for each question (including spaces).
- Why are you interested in Asian studies and in applying to this programme?
- What in particular in the programme (courses, focus, set-up) has sparked your interest and why?
- What are your relevant academic background and strengths for this programme?
- Are there any other qualifications you wish to draw to our attention for this programme, e.g. work experience or extracurricular activities?
- How do you expect to benefit from the master's programme? What are your career ambitions upon graduating from the programme?
Selection of students is based on previous academic achievements and other criteria in the following order:
- Grades on courses and, if applicable, thesis in the BA degree.
- English language level.
- Documented knowledge of and/or interest in the field of Asian studies and Statement of Purpose.
- Non-academic knowledge and/or work experience of relevance to Asian studies.