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New master’s the ninth most applied for programme in Sweden

Published: 2021-01-22

LUSEM has five of the ten most applied for Master’s programmes in Sweden. The newest addition to the programme portfolio is the Master’s in Data Analytics and Business Economics that soars as the ninth most applied for programme in Sweden. This is according to statistics from the recent international application round.

Out of Sweden’s ten most applied for international Master’s degree programmes, five belongs to Lund University School of Economics and Management:

The Master’s in Data Analytics and Business Economics is starting in the autumn of 2021 for the very first time. It debuts as the ninth most applied for Master’s programme in Sweden.

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Bachelor’s in International Business remains on top

As for applications to undergraduate studies, the Bachelor's in International Business is the most applied for BSc programme in Sweden for the fifth consecutive year since the programme started in the autumn of 2017. The number of applications are up 21.8%, with 1838 applications in 2021 compared to 1509 applications in 2020.

Applications to the Bachelor's in Economy and Society are up 23.1%, with 936 applications in 2021 compared to 760 applications in 2020.

Lund University the most popular choice for international students

Lund University remains the most popular choice for international students wanting to study their Master’s degree in Sweden, with 1/3 of all applicants from the latest application round, choosing Lund University programmes.

Of the total 84 729 students who applied to autumn 2021 Master’s programmes at Swedish universities, 27 110 applied to Lund University programmes. This is an increase of 5% compared to the 25 708 students who applied in the 2020 application round.

Find more statistics

All admission statistics are available at The Swedish Council for Higher Education's website. 

See statistics (in Swedish)

About the application round

The deadline to apply for international Bachelor's and Master’s programmes at Swedish universities was 15 January. Applicants have until 2 February to submit their supporting documents and pay the application fee (or prove they are exempt) to University Admissions in Sweden.

Admission results are announced in late March.

Read more about the application process