Incoming Bachelor’s students

bachelor's in Economy and society

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 Bachelor’s studies.

You have been selected as one of the admitted students, among a large group of highly qualified applicants, to the BSc in Economy and Society 2020–2023. 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.

Accept your place by 24 July*

* This deadline is for student who applied via the Swedish application site and who gets the notification of selection results by 9 July. It does not affect students who applied in the earlier international application round via and who got admitted to the programme in April.

In order to keep your place on the programme* you have to accept your admission offer via by the Friday 24 July deadline.

Important dates and deadlines on

9 August: Last day to fill in the Enrolment Form

Your programme coordinator will ask you to complete an Enrolment Form. 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.

Link to the form will be sent out by email. 

20–27 August: Mandatory web registration

Lund University uses web registration, which means that you register for the programme in the Lund University Student Portal.

You must register within the time frame to keep your place on the programme.

General information about how to register in the Student Portal

More information and instructions about the web registration will be provided in the beginning of August by the programme coordinator.

21 August: LUSEM Mingle (online)

12:00–13:00 CET

You will be introduced to resources available specifically for you as a student at Lund University School of Economics and Management. Listen in and learn more about:

  • LUSEM Career Services
  • LUSEM Library
  • Academic Skills Services (ASKS)
  • The alumni network
  • Lundaekonomerna student union
  • Lund University Finance Society (LINC)

During the event you will be able to ask questions through the chat.

A link to the online mingle/webinar in Zoom will be sent to you by email by your coordinator or published on your course or programme page in Canvas. 

Virtual support room 27 August

27 August 12:00–17:00

In order to make you feel well prepared for the upcoming digital elements of the autumn semester a team consisting of various experts at the university will be on stand-by in a virtual zoom room on to help you with practical and technical questions regarding your upcoming semester. This includes:

  • Activating your student account

  • How to use Zoom (often used for lectures online)

  • Academic support and academic advisors

Link to the Zoom room (No password needed, the room will open at 12:00)

Zoom and Lund University

  • In order to get good sound, simple headsets or headphones with a microphone is recommended.

  • You are expected to have your camera on. 

  • Go to and click the Sign in button. Log-in with your user name (Lucat ID) and your account will be created on Zoom.

  • Note that you have to enter via lu-se.zoom.usnot via Zoom's official site or Zoom help center.

  • Always log in with your Lucat account . Do not create a personal account or a free test account.

Programme start

31 August: Mandatory introduction (in Lund)

Meet programme director Jaco Zuijderduijn and programme coordinator Håkan Lobell. They will introduce you to the programme and to the class. Exact time and location will be conveyed in August.

Alternative ways to participate will be offered if you are under travel restrictions and unable to be in Lund by 31 August. 

Safe programme start

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 BSc programmes the following will apply:

  • All undergraduate students are encouraged to come to Lund for the start of the autumn semester 2020.
  • All undergraduate 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.
  • The student union Lundaekonomerna is currently planning "the Novice Week" for all new students at LUSEM. The Novice Week will be held online this year. Read more at
  • All undergraduate students will receive more detailed information from either their programmes, or course-based information from departments. Newly accepted undergraduate students will receive special information in order to make sure that the start of the autumn semester runs as smoothly as possible.
  • Special arrangements will be carried out for all international undergraduate students who require a residence permit to be able to study in Sweden.
  • On campus activities and some format of hybrid teaching will be carried out at the discretion of each host department.
  • 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!

Other information

Literature lists

The literature lists will be available in Canvas for the students in August. You will get more information about how to lend or buy the course litterature during the introduction. 


The schedule for the courses is yet to be set; however, it will be forwarded to all admitted students as soon as it is confirmed. Your programme is full-time and your expected workload will be 40 hours or more per week (including reading, lectures, assignments and group work).

See your schedule in TimeEdit (preliminary)

Academic calendar

Have a look at the academic calendar for more information about semester dates and public holidays. Note that the autumn semester at LUSEM starts on Monday 31 August. The spring semester ends on 6 June 2021.

Academic calendar

Contact us

Håkan Lobell
Programme coordinator
+46 46 222 74 85

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Last published: 2020-12-21