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


The application period for programmes, runs between mid-October and mid-January. For general information about applying for studies please visit Lund University at:

The next Master application round opens mid-October 2021.

Applying for studies - when to apply – Lund University

For key steps on how to apply, please visit:

Application steps - Lund university.

Further information about the Application process can also be found under University Admissions in Sweden.

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Programme-specific documents for your application –  Statement of Purpose

In addition to the documents supporting your basic and programme-specific eligibility, you need to submit a statement of purpose when applying for the Master’s programme in psychology. 

The statement of purpose is an important part of your application – it is your opportunity to show us who you are. We will consider carefully all your responses based on clarity, relevance and scientific content.

Initially, your statement of purpose should state your name, application number, the country for your BSc/BA degree, the name of the University, the required credits (or study hours) and a clarification of your transcripts regarding courses in methods, statistics, and psychology. Then you have the opportunity to provide more elaborate information about your academic reasons and interests by:

  • Specifying the reasons for why you are applying for the Master’s programme in Psychology at Lund University
  • Providing a draft research proposal

Instructions for statement of purpose

Read the instructions for the Statement of Purpose (PDF), write your answers in the document, and upload the document on University Admissions.
Statement of purpose (PDF)

All supporting documentation including the Statement of Purpose needs to be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden. Find out more about how to send in or upload your supporting documents at:

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