Important dates and deadlines
Incoming Master’s programme students autumn 2020
A warm welcome to Lund University and the School of Economics and Management! These pages are a collection of information that will be useful for you when you are preparing for your Master’s studies.
To our incoming students,
You have been selected as one of the admitted students, among a large group of highly qualified applicants, to one of our Master's programmes. We would like to remind you of the next steps you need to take in order for a successful start to your studies. Further practical information will be provided upon your arrival.
Your contact person before, during and after your studies is your programme coordinator.
Safe programme start
We are delighted that you have been offered admission to one of our Master's programmes, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus this autumn.
The preparations for the autumn semester are in full swing. The government has announced that universities can initiate plans for going back to campus-based teaching, if it is carried out in a manner that promotes the health and safety of all employees and students.
The following two constraints put limitations on teaching and examination at LUSEM, until further notice:
gatherings of more than 50 people are not allowed
social distancing should be observed and enforced
LUSEM will pay close attention to all the rules and regulations from the Swedish Migration Agency as well as from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Below, it will be commented on in terms of how the initial ten weeks (15 credits) of the autumn semester 2020, and onwards will be organized.
For newly accepted students to LUSEM’s MSc programmes the following will apply:
All Master’s students are encouraged to come to Lund for the start of the autumn semester 2020.
All master level teaching will start online with the aim to move to campus-based teaching as soon as possible. For most courses this implies that the earliest possibility for when campus-based teaching may start is around 1 November.
The Orientation Weeks at Lund University will be arranged in smaller groups with focus on outdoor activities. Larger meetings or information sessions will be held online.
On campus activities and some format of hybrid teaching will be carried out at the discretion of each host department. Admitted students will receive more information from their programmes.
LUSEM cannot guarantee (with a few exceptions that will be communicated at the programme level) to run an entire MSc programme digitally.
LUSEM will re-fund all fee-paying students asking for a refund before the semester starts 31 August.
Prerequisites for being able to follow LUSEM’s courses online
While LUSEM welcomes all students to Lund in mid-August, no one can tell at this stage if it will be possible to use the School’s computer facilities or not. Regardless if students start online at home, or in Lund, the same demands apply in terms of computer facilities.
Each student has to ensure access to stable and good computer-based internet connection is available. This is mandatory since teaching will be carried out by streamed videos, online live broadcasting, seminar participation etc. It is crucial to have a stable and fully functioning computer-based internet connection.
Online teaching also requires access to fully functioning microphones and fully functioning cameras. LUSEM’s online teaching model is based on interaction, and students will not be able to receive a passing grade unless participating with audio and camera on.
All of LUSEM’s online offerings will be run over the learning platform Canvas; therefore, being able to access Canvas is crucial. In addition, access to articles from Lund University Libraries’ databases is imperative.
While LUSEM plans to run all online teaching with as much flexibility as possible, all online activities, e.g. streamed video lectures, seminars and other synchronous interactions, will take place during LUSEM’s office hours 09:00–17:00 (CET), without exceptions. For live activities Zoom will be used in most cases.
Access to our premises
LUSEM aims at opening our premises in mid-August, but the School cannot guarantee that students will have access to the premises. Opening hours will be decided and communicated in mid-August at the latest.
Opening hours regarding the School’s premises may also change at short notice. This includes LUSEM’s Library as well as LUSEM Learning Hub.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your programme start.
Last day to complete the Enrolment Form
Your programme coordinator will ask you to complete an Enrolment Form in June. The purpose of the Enrolment Form is:
- to have contact details for a person in case of an emergency while you are studying here at Lund University.
- to collect statistics about the class profile; percentage of males/females, age range and nationalities. This class profile is shown on the overview of each programme presentation.
Arrival Day for international students
Master’s Mingle at LUSEM (online)
The purpose of the Master's Mingle is to introduce you to your fellow programme students, and to introduce you to the School’s professional services. Since the event is held online this year, we are planning an virtual fair where you can meet the School’s supporting services.
25–31 August (date and time varies)
Official Welcome Meeting and Programme Start
The official start of the autumn semester at LUSEM is 26 August. There will be no mandatory assignments before this date. However, this year many of our MSc programmes will move their welcome meeting online. Detailed information about date and time will be sent out by your programme coordinator.
A warm welcome to Lund University and the School of Economics and Management! We are looking forward to seeing you this August.