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How to apply?

The next application period for all specialisations of our Master’s programme will open 17 October 2018 and close 15 January 2019 for programmes starting in autumn 2019.


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 two semesters (60 credits) of studies in Social Sciences, Service Management, Business Administration or the equivalent. 

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 2018

Please note that all deadlines are at midnight CET (Central European Time) on the date indicated. Also note that all dates are in 2018 unless otherwise stated. 

  • 17 October 2017 - Online service opens.
  • 15 January 2018 - Admission application deadline.
  • 1 February 2018 - Deadline for receipt of application fee or of document that you are not required to pay the fee.
  • 1 February 2018 - Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation.
  • 6 April 2018 - Notification of selection results, no reply required.
  • 3 September 2018 - Autumn semester  starts. If you do not attend the course introduction, you will forfeit your place at 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. Statement of purpose


Admitted to Master's studies?

If you applied in one of the international application rounds (from mid-October to mid-January for autumn studies or June to mid-August for spring studies), you do not need to actively accept your offer at However, you do need to decline the offer if you are unable to start your studies at Lund University.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees do not apply for 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.


Statement of purpose

Remember that, with the application, you must also write a statement of purpose 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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