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New student – Admission information

Information for students who will be studying Political Science or Peace and Conflict Studies for acceptance of our offer for the start of studies in Autumn 2024.

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Students outside Eden in May. Two of them are sitting and four are standing up.p

Admission letters for programmes and courses:

 Waiting list

Are you on the waiting list to one of our courses or programmes? Do not forget to accept your offer. Students who have applied in the admission round 15 March–16 April must respond to offers no later than midnight (Swedish time) on Friday 19 July. The selection results from the second notification will be published on July 25, we will thereafter approach students on the reserve list. Please note that there is nothing you can do to affect your reserve placement. If offered a spot, you will be contacted by email no later than September 6. 

Students on the waiting list have the same opportunity as admitted students to take part in the student housing lottery if it is the first time you have been admitted to Lund and you have not lived in the area before.

Activate your student account!

Once you have been admitted to study at Lund University, you need to activate your student account and thereafter register via Ladok. You can only activate the account a few days after you have received the final Notification of Selection Results. Your student account consists of a student ID and password and gives you electronic access to most of the services and resources that the University has to offer you as a student. 

Here you can activate your student account

Register in Ladok

You must register in Ladok if you are to continue studying in your education program, or freestanding course, and you already have an active student account. Please contact the support at Lund University (servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se) if you have any problems with your student account.

How to register:

  1. Log-in to the Student Portal with your student account here:
  2. Change the language to English by clicking Change Language in the top right corner of the web site.
  3. Choose the tab labelled “Registration” and then “Course/programme registration”.
  4. Choose semester and the alternatives you can register for should be listed.
  5. Choose alternatives and click on register/save.

Please note: If you do not attend the compulsory introduction meeting or fail to register on time you will lose your place and it will be offered to another applicant.

Web registration

Web registration is mandatory and must be done before the semester starts. You must at latest register yourself on the last day of registration in order not to lose your study place. If you are conditionally accepted, you cannot register online but must instead contact the department according to the information in the information letter you will receive on the last day of registration at latest.

In addition to attending the compulsory introduction meeting, we require unconditionally accepted students to courses from intermediate to master level to register online via Ladok for students through the Student Portal. Please register during the week leading up to the start of the academic semester. Once your registration has been completed, you will get access to the Canvas course platform within 24 hours.

Web registration periods:

  • for courses in period 1: registration period August 26 – September 2
  • for courses in period 2: registration period October 27 – November 1

Conditionally admitted students will not be able to register online until their eligibility has been confirmed. Please contact the academic advisors during the first week of the semester and prove your eligibility to register for the course.

Information for admitted exchange students 

Course registrations for exchange students

Exchange students shall not use the web registration for the Department of Political Science’s courses. You will instead be registered by our international coordinator Helen Fogelin.

Deferment – to postpone studies

Have you been admitted but cannot start the studies? If you have special reasons, you can apply for a deferment to postpone your studies and keep your place on 

You must submit certified copies of relevant documents supporting your special reasons to receive a deferment. Special grounds may be that your employer has postponed your leave of absence, in accordance with Swedish legislation on leave of absence for studies, that you have been drafted for basic military training, or that you have fallen ill. You send your application to the Department of Political Science for a decision on deferment. 

You upload the decision on deferral at when you send in your new application to your studies.

Request form deferment (pdf, open in new window)

Experiencing problems for a course on undergraduate level?

If you have received a conditional offer and or faced technical difficulties completing your registration, we can help you with it at the compulsory course introduction meeting. For more information on when or where this takes place, please check your welcome letter.

Experiencing problems for a course on graduate level?

If you have received a conditional offer please visit the academic advisors at the department to clear any remaining eligibility requirement and finalising your course registration. Please note that this has to be done not later than the first day of the course. 

Web register via the studentportal

General information when you are new in Lund

Below we have gathered a few links to the central university website covering the most important practical aspects of your time as a newly admitted student:


You can find your schedule in our Schedule portal by searching on the course code or course name of the courses you are planning to study, here:  

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Department of Political Science

Students are studying outside the building Eden.
Students outside the Department of Political Science’s building Eden. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Contact your Academic Advisor

Lidija Lindoff, room 231 B
Telephone hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10–12 
Telephone: 046-222 89 38

Mats Janér, room 233
Telephone hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10–12 
Telephone: 046-222 80 48

Daniel Alfons, room 232
Telephone hours: Thursdays 10–12 
Telephone: 046-222 89 50

Feel free to book an appointment with us!

E-mail: studievagledare [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (studievagledare[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)

More information regarding student counselling