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Information for students admitted to our MSc in Asian Studies

Registration and start of the programme


The Centre is located on Sölvegatan 18 B (Nodrum building), 223 62 Lund.  Address and map to the Centre 

Registration will take place on 2 September at the Centre, just outside the student kitchen (there will be signs to guide you). You are welcome to drop by for the registration between 10:00 and 12:00. Bring photo identification (passport or EU ID card). 

In connection with the registration, you will also be given a short tour and introduction to our library.

If you were in the final year of your Bachelor’s studies when you applied to Lund University and have been conditionally admitted, please submit your final transcripts and diploma to University Admissions as soon as you receive them. These documents should be submitted according to the document rules for your specific country. Please also make sure to bring the original documents to Sweden in case the admissions office here at Lund University needs to see them.

Please contact Nina if you cannot make it to the registration.


Start of programme

The program officially starts on 3 September.  Below please find the tentative schedule for the first course: "COSM01: Introduction to Asian Studies" (please note that changes in the schedule might occur).


Preparation before the programme start

Facebook group

A Facebook group has been set up specifically for new students of the program. Joining this group will allow you to connect and get to know your fellow students better. 

Additionally, don't miss out on the opportunity to chat with Maria, one of our current students, who can provide valuable insights and guidance. You can chat via the website or via the Unibuddy app (see the link for info).

Moreover, we highly recommend joining Goin' Connect a specialized platform designed to facilitate connections among students. By joining, you'll have access to a wider network of peers, enhancing your overall experience.



Canvas is the learning platform used by the Centre. Please have a look at the student guide on how to use Canvas to learn more about this platform (no login necessary).

Starting in mid-August you should be able to access the course COSM01 in Canvas. You log in here using your Lund University student account.

In the course COSM01 in Canvas there is a module called “Students in the 2024-2026 programme introducing themselves”. Please make a post there where you introduce yourself with your name, country of origin, and focus of your bachelor's (and you can also upload a photo if you want to). You can also add some more information about yourself:

  • Why do you want to study for a master's in Asian studies?
  • What country/region are you most interested in?
  • Any particular topics or issues?
  • Anything else you want to share with your classmates and teachers?

Each course in the programme will have its own course module in Canvas.

Open online courses on academic writing

A good way to prepare for your studies is to have a look at the free online courses on academic writing provided by Lund University.


More information

Please see here for information on student rights, being a student at Lund University, the Asia Library, the LU card etc.

Please also see the Lund University web page with useful pre-arrival information and also information on what to do when you have arrived in Lund to help you settle in.



We know that accommodation can be hard to find and it is usually most difficult at the beginning of the fall semester. If you are unable to find accommodation in Lund, try the surrounding cities/villages. The alternative of finding accommodation outside of Lund could be temporary during the fall since the housing situation usually improves during the spring semester and more rooms might become available. Read more on the Lund University housing pages.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Nina Brand
International coordinator

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


Astrid Norén-Nilsson
Director of Studies

Phone: +46 46 222 3481
E-mail: astrid [dot] noren-nilsson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se (astrid[dot]noren-nilsson[at]ace[dot]lu[dot]se)