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Student matters & support

Lund University is committed to providing a safe and fair study environment for all students in line with the University’s core values and student rights. Student rights may involve things such as student participation, students' work environment, how to conduct exams and degree projects and much more.

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Student rights and guidelines

Student rights may involve things such as student participation, students' work environment, how to conduct exams and degree projects and much more. Your rights and responsibilities as a student towards the University and your department are governed by university policies and national laws and regulations.

The list of student rights and responsibilities applies to all Lund University students at the Bachelor's and Master's level. Note that specific regulations and guidelines apply for doctoral students.

The list of student rights and responsibilities can be found on

Study and work environment

"As a student, you are equated with an employee in the Work Environment Act, albeit with a few exceptions. Here is a list of what a secure study and work environment should be like for you as a student at Lund University."

Disability support

"If you have a disability, for example dyslexia, a visual impairment, or ADHD, and would like to study at Lund University, we can provide you with support during your studies."

Student unions

"The student unions handle politics and student rights and are extremely active in contributing to the way in which the University is run. Through the student unions, students are represented in decision- and policy-making boards that concern education at every level within Lund University."


Complaints on your education via the Faculty at

Do you have a complaint about your first or second cycle education? The Faculty of Social Sciences in cooperation with the Social Sciences Student Union has drawn up a document to provide students with information about who to contact. 

Complaints on your education help through the studentombud

The Lund student unions' studentombud offers advice and support when you encounter issues during your studies.

Guide on discrimination, harassment and victimisation

"This guide is mainly intended for students at the Faculty of Sciences. Its purpose is to provide you with support so that you dare to take steps if you are subjected to discrimination, harassment and/or victimisation. "

Correction and reassessment of grades


Cheating, disruption and harassment

"Cheating and disruptive behaviour are disciplined with a warning or suspension. A basic rule for students at Lund University is: don’t cheat. However, it is sometimes difficult, especially for new students, to know what is required."
Information from the Department of Sociology on plagiarism and cheating

Alcohol and drug policy

"Students should be aware that tobacco and alcohol are the only legal drugs in Sweden if you are of age to consume them. All other drugs including marijuana, hash, cocaine, mushrooms or others are illegal! If one is found in possession of or under the influence of such drugs (in or out of school hours), it is a criminal offence and may have serious consequences."

Contact information

International Desk
International Desk 

Student unions

The student unions

The student unions' umbrella organisation LUS' website

Lund University student ombudsman

studentombud [at] lus [dot] lu [dot] se (studentombud[at]lus[dot]lu[dot]se)

Student ombudsman website