Lund University: Statistics

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#94 of 14,131 In the World
#20 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 39 In Sweden
#8 of 1,011 For Occupational Therapy
Top100 For 91 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate34%
Admissions RequirementsEntry to Bachelor's studies requires completed upper secondary school education; entry to Master's studies requires a Bachelor's degree. English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no section less than 5.5) or TOEFL 90 (writing 20), or an accepted exemption from previous university or secondary school studies taught in English.
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; January-June)
Full time employee4,560
Student:staff ratio9:1

We've calculated the 34% acceptance rate for Lund University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Lund University is a world-class research university with 109,613 scientific papers published and 5,184,420 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Psychology, and Demography.


Lund University majors

by publication & citation count

35,832 / 1,713,821
27,880 / 1,699,424
15,976 / 762,684
15,965 / 902,953
13,960 / 491,645
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
13,326 / 512,270
Environmental Science
9,280 / 539,514
Computer Science
7,306 / 381,803
6,557 / 345,802
6,185 / 355,205
Materials Science
5,882 / 169,933
4,784 / 309,268
Oncology and Cancer research
4,432 / 218,172
4,288 / 281,920
4,042 / 151,151
3,917 / 240,005
3,289 / 181,502
Atomic and Molecular physics
2,698 / 101,568
Molecular Biology
2,692 / 160,404
2,641 / 195,099
Quantum and Particle physics
2,584 / 381,088
2,497 / 66,227
2,426 / 216,333
Physical Therapy
2,202 / 126,437
Anatomy and Physiology
2,192 / 129,532
Nuclear Physics
2,181 / 289,610
2,089 / 68,451
Health Science
2,044 / 124,435
2,025 / 66,133
Political Science
1,927 / 21,070
1,744 / 97,507
1,732 / 61,676
1,705 / 80,480
Optical Engineering
1,689 / 50,226
Environmental Management
1,643 / 109,362
1,606 / 82,271
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,589 / 80,483
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,564 / 48,848
1,548 / 146,863
Public Health
1,500 / 83,138

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1557 33320
1992 1660 36292
1993 1767 37062
1994 1865 40592
1995 1953 47285
1996 2091 50712
1997 2031 55672
1998 2186 61190
1999 2254 69206
2000 2248 76000
2001 2284 82999
2002 2498 91544
2003 2527 100049
2004 2646 113310
2005 2982 125426
2006 3093 142609
2007 3438 158022
2008 3826 180113
2009 5384 204216
2010 4115 216063
2011 4429 247168
2012 5027 279494
2013 5367 312723
2014 5716 330767
2015 5713 349708
2016 6035 357568
2017 6060 364301
2018 5815 360247
2019 6264 390019
2020 6661 446327
2021 6759 505831
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International studetns None EU/EEA citizens: 90.000-200.000 (SEK)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Lund University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor) / Konstnärlig kandidatexamen (Degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts) Acting, Air Transport, Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, History, Hotel Management, Human Rights, Industrial Design, Information Technology, International Business, Japanese, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Regional Planning, Religious Music, Religious Studies, Retailing and Wholesaling, Service Trades, Singing, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theology, Tourism, Town Planning, Transport Management, Writing
Yrkesexamen (First cycle professional qualification) Biomedicine, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Railway Engineering, Road Engineering, Secondary Education, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Teacher Training, Transport Engineering
Magisterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig magisterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Accountancy, Business Administration, Commercial Law, European Union Law, Finance, Information Technology, International Law, Leadership, Management, Marketing
Masterexamen (Degree of Master) / Konstnärlig masterexamen (Degree of Master in Fine Arts) Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Archiving, Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Botany, Building Technologies, Chemistry, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Electronics and Automation, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, European Studies, European Union Law, Food Technology, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Germanic Studies, Greek, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Hispanic American Studies, Human Rights, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Latin, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Nordic Studies, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Phonetics, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Religious Studies, Retailing and Wholesaling, Service Trades, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Spanish, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Swedish, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management, Visual Arts, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services, Zoology
Yrkesexamen (Second cycle professional qualification) Anaesthesiology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Production Economics, Information Technology, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Music Education, Nanotechnology, Nursing, Oncology, Physical Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Science Education, Secondary Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering
Licentiatexamen Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Food Science, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Religion, Rural Planning, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Soil Science, Technology, Theatre, Theology, Town Planning, Transport and Communications, Tropical Agriculture, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services
Doktorsexamen Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Technology, Theatre, Theology, Transport and Communications, Welfare and Protective Services

Lund University alumni

  1. Carl Linnaeus

    Carl Linnaeus
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1707-1778 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Lund University
    In 1727 studied medicine

    Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement in 1761 as Carl von Linné (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ fɔn lɪˈneː] (listen)), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin; his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus and, after his 1761 ennoblement, as Carolus a Linné.

  2. Björn Ulvaeus

    Björn Ulvaeus
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1945-.. (age 78)

    Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, and producer best known as a member of the musical group ABBA. He is also the co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia! He co-produced the films Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. He is the oldest member of the group.

  3. Sofia Helin

    Sofia Helin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1972-.. (age 51)
    film actor

    Sofia Margareta Götschenhjelm-Helin is a Swedish actress. She was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for her role in Dalecarlians, and stars as Saga Norén in the Danish/Swedish co-produced TV series The Bridge (Danish: Broen; Swedish: Bron).

  4. Jimmie Åkesson

    Jimmie Åkesson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1979-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Lund University
    Studied in 1998-2005

    Per Jimmie Åkesson is a Swedish politician and author, serving as leader of the Sweden Democrats since 2005. He has been a member of the Riksdag (SD) for Jönköping County since 2010. He previously served as leader of the Sweden Democratic Youth from 2000 until 2005.

All 100 notable alumni

Lund University faculties and divisions

Academy : Malmo Academy of Music Music, Music Education
Academy : Malmo Art Academy Fine Arts
Academy : Malmo Theatre Academy Acting, Theatre
Faculty : Engineering Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Safety Engineering
Faculty : Humanities and Theology Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theology
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine Biomedicine, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), International Studies, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
School : Aviation Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Air Transport
School : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Information Sciences, International Business, Management, Marketing

General information

Alternative names LU
Lunds Universitet
Founded 1666
Accreditation Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)
Motto Beredd till bådadera
Colors dark blue, bronze

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 117
Lund, Skane, SD-221 00
City population 94,000

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