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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.

Admission requirements

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: 16 March 2020
Application deadline: 15 April 2020
Notification of results:  9 July 2020


How to Apply

Applications should be made online at - the national Swedish site for university applications (the web site is in Swedish):

Direct link to our programme in the web site

In order to apply to the Masters Programme in Asian Studies (and/or other programmes) you begin by creating a user account with or Once you have established your user account you will be able to apply using’s central application system.


What to submit

After completing your on-line 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.


Additional documents you must submit

In addition to the online application and the required documentation stated on the University Admissions website you must also submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose

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 below, fill it out and submit it with your application. We will consider your answers carefully in our admission process.

Statement of Purpose form


The CV and Statment of Purpose should both uploaded to the or web site.


Selection Criteria

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.




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If you have any questions, please contact

Nina Brand
International Liaison Officer

Phone: +46 46 222 3861
E-mail: nina [dot] brand [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se


Dr. Sidsel Hansson
Student and study coordinator

Phone: +46 46 222 0595
E-mail: sidsel [dot] hansson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

Statement of Purpose form

image of first page of statement of purpose form

useful contact information

Lund University Admission Office
lant [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 9300

General information about studies at Lund University

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se