General admission requirements
The Religous Roots of Europe Master's programme is open to students with a documented:
- Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university. If you are applying to the programme and you do not yet have your Bachelor's degree certificate, you may still be able to apply. Read more about qualifications pending, and what you need to include in your application in this case https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Students-in-their-final-year-of-bachelors-studies/.
- Proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Read more about language requirements at Lund University website www.lunduniversity.lu.se/international-admissions/bachelors-masters-studies/admission-requirements.
Specific admission requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements there are also specific admission requirements. The applicant should have a documented:
- Major in Religion, Ancient History, Classical Languages, Archaeology, Theology or the equivalent in the Bachelor's degree.
- Minimum of 20 ECTS in either one or two of the following ancient languages: Greek, Latin, Hebrew or Arabic. An exemption can be applied if someone does not meet these standards fully.
Among the applicants who meet the general and special admission requirements, a selection will be made on the basis of academic qualifications and a letter of intent and a CV. Therefore, in addition to the general and specific requirements, the appicant should also send in: A Letter of Intent and a CV.
Admission, roll call and arrival
If you will be admitted to the programme, the teaching of the new cycle starts 1 September. But there is roll call and a reception for all new master students in the programme already at the end of August (exact date is decided in the Spring) If you are not a Swedish student, there is also a general reception ("Arrival Day"), also at the end August, for all new international students at the University. As an international student you can find information about your preparations for your arrival at Lund University here: www.lunduniversity.lu.se/student-life/preparing-to-come
Where do you apply?
In general, all students wishing to study at Swedish universities must apply online, using the national application database, called www.universityadmissions.se (website in English) or www.antagning.se (website in Swedish for Swedish students). When application is open for a programme you can click on the "Apply now"-button on the programme page to apply directly online. If you are coming to Lund University as exchange student on formal agreement between Lund University and you home university, or as a student on a Erasmus Mundus programme or within the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme, the application process are different. Read more about these exemptions at Lund University website http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/international-cooperation/cooperation-programmes/erasmus-mundus-action-2.
What do you need to include in your application?
When you have made your application online you need to send the required documents. Please read the instructions at www.universityadmissions.se carefully before sending any documents. And please note that besides the documentation listed at www.universityadmissions.se, required for all university applicants, a letter of intent and a CV is also required.
Where do you send your documents?
Please note that no documents should be sent to Lund University. You should send your documents to:
University Admissions in Sweden
SE–839 87 Östersund
What about the application process?
More information about the application process you can get at https://www.universityadmissions.se/intl/start.
When is the application deadline?
The programme is open for applications from 16 October, 2015 to 15 January, 2016 (deadline). Accepted applicants will start their studies in August 2016. The programme might be opened for late applications after this deadline. For information about late applications, see Lund University website www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-HARRE, or contact the coordinator in Lund (religiousrootsctr.luse). A new cycle starts each fall.
Student mobility is an essential and integral part of the RRE programme. Students are expected to participate in compact seminars at the other Faculties and at the Nordic institutes in the Mediterranean area.
Travel expenses, including accommodation during Compact Seminars at faculty locations other than one’s own, are financed by the student. These extra expenses will be on the order of 3450 EUROs for the two years of study.
Each Faculty will endeavor to provide students with information on possibilities for obtaining financial support for travelling. If special circumstances prevent a student from participating in Compact Seminars, alternative arrangements regarding teaching and examination will be made available.
Fees and Grants
In general you will find answers to most practical and financial questions concerning studying in Sweden at Study in Sweden. Prospect international students will find a lot of practical information at the Lund University web portal www.lunduniversity.lu.se/student-life.
Tuition Fees and Costs
Will I have to pay tuition fees as a student at Lund University, and what would it cost for me? Please go to our University web site for an answer to that question www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-HARRE/tuition. The RRE students are expected to pay their own living costs, including housing.
Grants and Finances
Lund University currently has no programme-specific grants or scholarships available to new RRE students, but different scholarships are offered to Lund University students and scholars in general; please visit the Scholarship web page www.lunduniversity.lu.se/international-admissions/bachelors-masters-studies/scholarships-and-awards. For many prospect students it may be an option to apply for scholarships from the Swedish Institute https://studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/, and on this website you will also find links to other grants and scholarships.
There are many possibilities around the world when it comes to applying for university external scholarships; here are some major grants and foundations:
- As a citizen or resident of Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, or Vietnam you may apply for a grant from the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program www.fordifp.org.
- As a citizen of the USA you may apply for a grant from Fulbright us.fulbrightonline.org or the American-Scandinavian Foundation www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html.
If you are enrolled at a Swedish university you are allowed to work in Sweden during the course of your studies without a work permit.
In general, all students from countries outside the EU/EEA need to have a residence permit to study in Sweden. Please see this website for more information www.lunduniversity.lu.se/admissions/bachelors-masters-studies/applying-for-studies/residence-permit-and-next-steps.