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Application and residence permit

Students wishing to study the Master’s programme in Strategic Communication apply online, using the national University Admissions in Sweden website called

How to apply for a Master's Programme at Lund University


The application period for programmes beginning in the autumn semester runs between mid-October and mid- January. See Apply online before the deadline for applications! Late applications will only be considered if there are available places left.

For key steps to apply, please visit Lund University Applying for studies including Application steps. Further information about the Application process can also be found under University Admissions in Sweden.

Instructions for the letter of intent

The letter of intent is used in the ranking of applications to Master of Science Programme in Strategic Communication. The letter of intent should convince the selection committee that you have a clear commitment to the programme.

Initially, your letter of intent should state your name, the title of your bachelor thesis, and the subject of your major, and the name of the University. If you have not written a bachelor thesis in your programme you can highlight another degree project. If you are in your last year of studies and have not finished your thesis you can highlight a preliminary title of your thesis.

In addition, you also have the opportunity to highlight two themes:

  1. The reason that you are applying for the programme
    You can tell us why you've applied to the Master's Programme in Strategic communications, how the programme complements and deepens knowledge, skills and experiences from your bachelor's degree, and of course your personal goals with the programme.
  2. Relevant practical experience
    You are also able to cite previous work, voluntary work or placements relevant to strategic communication. Competence and skills in programs relevant to practical work tasks in the communications industry, e.g. in web publishing, graphic design and content management systems can be cited. Work experience, competence and skills should be verified with attached documentation e.g. CV and letter of recommendations, or reference letters etc. Please note that your letter of intent must not exceed one page.

All documentation needs to be uploaded with your application. Find out more about how to send in or upload your documents at

Residence permit

In general, all 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. Read more about residence permits here.

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The Department of Strategic Communication
Lund University | Campus Helsingborg
Visiting address: Universitetsplatsen 2 Helsingborg
Postal address: Box 882, 251 08 Helsingborg, Sweden
 +46 42-35 65 95
Email: info [at] isk [dot] lu [dot] se

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