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How to apply

The application process

All applications are to be submitted through the central application system for all higher education in Sweden on

Admission requirements

Specific admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 credits, including three semesters (90 credits) of studies in Social Sciences, Business Administration or the equivalent. For the specialisation Culture and Creativity management 90 credits of Cultural Sciences is also applicable.

Proficiency in English must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper-delivered test score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in the written part and a total score of 575; internet-based test score of 20 (scale 0–30) and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge/Oxford – Advanced Certificate of Proficiency
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
  • A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school)
  • For more information about English proficiency requirements and exemptions, please visit

Key dates for application to the autumn semester 2019

Please note that all deadlines are at midnight CET (Central European Time) on the date indicated. All dates refer to 2019 unless otherwise stated. 

  • 16 October 2018 – Online service opens.
  • 15 January – Admission application deadline.
  • 1 February – Deadline for receipt of application fee, or of document that you are not required to pay the fee.
  • 1 February – Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation.
  • 4 April – Notification of selection results, no reply required.
  • 2 September – Autumn semester  starts. If you do not attend the course introduction, you will forfeit your place in the programme.


The selection is based on:

  1. Grade awarded for the Bachelor’s degree thesis
  2. Grades awarded for the other courses of the Bachelor’s degree 
  3. Letter of intent

Admitted to Master's studies?

If you applied in the international application round (from mid-October to mid-January for autumn studies), you do not need to actively accept your offer at However, you do need to decline the offer if you are unable to begin your studies at Lund University.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees do not apply to exchange students, PhD students or EU/EEA students.

EU/EEA students

There are no application or tuition fees for students who are citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Non-EU/EEA students

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are generally required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about tuition fees here.

Letter of intent

Remember that, with the application, you must also write a letter of intent in English, approximately one page long, in which you are to state why you wish to study the Master’s programme in Service Management.
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Residence permit

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA need to have a residence permit to study in Sweden if they are planning on staying for more than three months. Students should not apply for a visa (which is generally only for shorter visits in the country), but for a residence permit for studies.


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