Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about medical and postgraduate studies, residency and specialty training at Lund University.
Postgraduate / residency / specialty training
Can I apply for a clinical placement?
The Faculty of Medicine at Lund University offers a limited number of clinical placements at the University hospitals to students from foreign universities. Clinical placements can only be accessed through a formal application to the Faculty of Medicine. For more information about the clinical placements we can offer, the application process and admission requirements, please see Clinical Placements for International Students.
It is not possible to apply for a transfer of studies to the Medical programme. If you wish to complete your medical degree at Lund University, you must apply to the programme (semester 1) in competition. After admission you have the possibility to apply for validation of earlier studies and may be able to start in a higher semester. More information about How to apply to the Medical programme
Can I apply to medical school at Lund University?
The medical programme at Lund University is not offered in any other language than Swedish. Consequently, you cannot be admitted to the programme unless you have studied Swedish and passed a language test. The medical programme is 5.5 years long and is not offered as two separate degrees (Bachelor and Master's). Find out how to apply.
Masters and speciality degree courses in medicine
The Faculty of Medicine does not offer any Master's or specialty degree medical courses in English. Read more about the programmes we offer in English.
Residency / speciality training / fellowship
If you are interested in applying for residency you need to contact the National Board of Health and Welfare. Placements are organised by the the National Board of Health and Welfare, in collaboration with Swedish hospitals, not universities. Find out how to apply.
Postgraduate (PhD) applications
There is no special application date for students applying for admission to graduate studies (PhD) at the Faculty of Medicine in Lund. The applications are dealt with on an ongoing basis. There are two ways to apply for admission:
1. You can apply for a position which is partly or fully funded by the Faculty.
2. If you have external funding, such as a scholarship from your home university or government, you should first identify the research group/area you are interested in.
Find out more about the procedure and how to apply.