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Information for new students

On this page, you can find informationen regarding:

- Grades
- Students Account Service
- Course platform Live@Lund
- Wireless network, computer and printing facilities

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Grades and credits

When you study at Lund University your academic accomplishments will be measured in credits, comparable with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 60 ECTS credits equals the workload of a full-time student over one academic year (40 weeks) 30 ECTS credits equals the workload of a full-time student over one semester (20 weeks).

Please notice that in the end of the semester you need to ask for a transcript. It will not be sent automatically to you or your home university.

The student’s performance is assessed with reference to the learning outcomes of the course. The grades awarded are A, B, C, D, E or Fail. The highest grade is A and the lowest passing grade is E. The grade for a non-passing result is Fail.

  • For the grade of A the student must show excellent results
  • For the grade of B the student must show very good results
  • For the grade of C the student must show good results
  • For the grade of D the student must show satisfactory results
  • For the grade of E the student must show acceptable results
  • For the grade of Fail the student must have shown unacceptable results

Courses at some faculties at Lund University are graded according to a grading scale with two grades for “pass” and one for “fail”:

  • Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Pass (G)
  • Fail (U)

Students Account Service

As a new student you will receive a StiL account and you use that account to log in to different programmes. The Student Account Service provides help and support with your student account (StiL), your student email account, wireless internet access, and other IT related support.

Learn more on their web page

Student Portal

The Student Portal Live@Lund is a web based study portal for students. The portal act as a hub for all students and teachers, a place where you can communicate, discuss and receive notifications about changes and news.

As a student you access a magnitude of services via Live@Lund, where you have access to all your registered courses and programmes. You will find course material, course guides, new and other material that are related to your courses, and teachers will be able to reach you with messages, news and updates.

You also have the option to personalise certain parts of the portal after your own desires. For instance, you can receive news, messages or discussion board comments via e-mail or RSS feeds. All this, and more, you will experience via Live@Lund.

Log in to Live@Lund:

  1. Navigate to Live@Lund via
  2. Click on Sign in using my StiL-account
  3. Enter your user name and password
  4. Press the Log in button

If you cannot log in, or if you experience other technical issues, please contact the Live@Lund office at +46 46 222 34 10 or support [at] liveatlund [dot] lu [dot] se

Wireless network, computer and printing facilities

Lund University provides a campus with computers and wide wireless network for students. You log in with your Student identity (StiL).

You have access to computers with network access, software for word processing, spreadsheets and slideshows, pdf converter and other necessary software relating to classes and courses. You have access to a storage area where you can save your work and access the next time you log into the system on the faculty computers.

As a student, you have access to almost all printer/copiers connected to the Lund University printing service, Secure Print. You can find the printers on the ground floor in Eden and at the Social Sciences Library.

How much does it cost to print, copy and scan?
There is a fee for printing and copying. However, scanning is free of charge. You can find more information at the Social Sciences Library's webpage.

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Pre-registration day

Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5H (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences