Information for students admitted to our MSc in Asian Studies
Lund University has taken the decision to gradually return to on campus education without restrictions during the fall semester. This means that from the beginning of the autumn semester 2021, teaching and examinations may be carried out on the university's premises, all with reference to current regulations and recommendations from the public authorities responsible and to the current rate of infection.
Teaching will be scheduled so as to avoid having too many students at the Centre at any one time. There will be limits on the number of students in each class room as well as a limit of the number of students allowed in the student kitchen.
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 30 August at the Centre just outside the student kitchen (there will be signs to guide you). To avoid crowding, we will divide you into three groups and you will be notified of which group you belong to in August. Registration for the groups will take place during these times:
Group A: 10.00 - 10.30
Group B: 10.30 - 11.00
Group C: 11.00 - 11.30
In connection with the registration you will also be given a short tour and introduction to our library (see course schedule).
Bring a photo identification (passport or EU ID card).
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 e-mail nina [dot] brand [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se (Nina) If you cannot make it to the registration.
Start of programme
The program officially starts in the afternoon of 30 August 13:15 - 14:00 in the Asia Library with an introduction to the Centre, information on the program etc. with the Director of Studies, Astrid Norén-Nilsson.
The first course will be given on campus (at the Centre) with some of the components being online. To ensure a good and safe study environment we closely follow new developments and the Swedish public health authorities’ recommendations, as well as decisions made by Lund University, and therefore the mode of teaching may be different for courses later in the fall.
Below please find the tentative schedule for the first course: "COSM10: Asian Studies" (please note that changes in the schedule might occur).
- COSM10: Asian Studies - time table (PDF, 115kB, new tab)
- COSM10: Asian Studies - course schedule (PDF 284kB, new tab)
- COSM10: Asian Studies - Literature list (PDF 110kB, new tab)
Preparation before programme start
A Facebook group for all new students of the programme has been created. Please join this group and get to know some of your fellow students!
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 log in necessary).
In the course COSM10 in Canvas there is a module called “Students in the 2021-2023 programme introducing themselves”. Please make a post there where you introduce yourself with name, country of origin, and focus of your bachelor (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 a master in Asian studies?
- What country/region are you most interested in?
- Any particular topic or issues?
- Anything else you want to share with your classmates and teachers?
Each course in the programme will then 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.
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 in 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 Univeristy housing pages.