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Practical information for newly admitted students

A warm welcome to the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Lund university!

Before you start your studies in Lund

Practical information concerning your arrival is available on the links below:

  • General information for new students at Lund University
  • Preparing to come - This site contains most of the things you need to know before your departure.
  • Accomodation - This site contains useful information about housing in Lund.
  • Scholarships - As an international student, you may be interested in getting a scholarship.
  • Arrival day in August - We recommend that you arrive on this day. You will be welcomed by your coordinators and fellow students who will help you get adjusted in your new town.
  • Student account - Activate your student account that gives you access to a number of electronic services offered by Lund University.
  • The Student Portal - This provides your personal page where you can access many electronic and administrative student services.
  • LU access card - This gives you access to university premises.
  • Studentlund - Studentlund membership gives you access to social, cultural and political student life in Lund.

Introductory meeting and registration

The programme starts with a mandatory introductory meeting on Friday 30 August at 10:15 in the Hörmander Lecture Hall, Mathematics Building, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Sölvegatan 18, Lund. At this meeting we will discuss the programme as well as the courses given during the autumn semester in more detail.

In connection with the introductory meeting we will finalize the course registration process for the first semester within the programme.  If you for some reason cannot attend, you should inform the director of studies in advance. You may also register yourself for the courses that you have been admitted to on the official student administration system called Ladok one week before the start of the courses.

First semester courses

Newly admitted to the Bachelor´s Programme in Mathematics will read the following courses during the first semester:

  • MATA31 Analysis in One Variable, 15 credits
  • MATA32 Algebra and Vector Geometry, 7.5 credits
  • NUMA01 Computational Programming with Python, 7.5 credits

All these courses are given each semester, the first two in English during the Autumn and Swedish in the Spring, while NUMA01 is only given in English.

General information about our courses as well as up-to-date information about schedule, course literature etc. is published on the course websites available in learning platform Canvas. All admitted students are given access to this platform where you log in using your student account credentials.

Note though that in general you will have full access to specific information regarding a certain course once you have been officially registered to the course in question.

Refresher course in mathematics

Before the autumn semester we are offering a refresher course in mathematics, MNXA21, which covers selected parts of high-school mathematics (up to and including Mathematics 4) to facilitate the transition to mathematics studies at university level. For international students, the course also serves the purpose of giving students an overview of relevant content from the Swedish mathematics upper-secondary school curriculum.

The course is highly recommended to all students admitted to our beginner courses in mathematics such as MATA31 Analysis in One Variable. The course is equivalent to one week of full-time study, but as all the material is pre-recorded and available online, students can read it at their own pace before the beginner courses start. All newly admitted students to the Bachelor's programme in mathematics and physics automatically get access to the course material that is available in the Canvas learning platform.

Please note that the course cannot be included in a university degree in mathematics and physics.

The Science Student Union LUNA

LUNA, The Science Student Union, is a politically and religiously independent association of students at the Faculty of Science, Lund University.  LUNA has the objective to monitor and participate in the development of education and conditions for studies at the Faculty of Science. You can become an active member of LUNA in one of its many committees, Student councils, union parliament, or union board. Activities, closer to the local student, include the Novischperiod, balls, student choir (Naturvetarkören), inspirational lectures and more.

More about LUNA´s activities for new students on LUNA's website

Director of Studies

Anna-Maria Persson
+46 46 222 85 39
Room 420

Student Counsellors


Mathematical Statistics

Numerical Analysis

Study Administrator

Malin Ejlerskov
+46 46 222 43 95
Room 456

Students' rights and guidelines

Your rights and responsibilities as a student towards the University and your department are governed by university policies and national laws and regulations.

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