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Newly admitted student

Autumn semester 2024

Congratulations on your choice of education! As a new student at the Department of Physics, there are a few things that might be good to know about. We have gathered the most important here.

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Introduction and welcome letter

The autumn semester starts on September 2, 2024.

All our courses and programmes start with a mandatory introduction meeting. If you do not attend the meeting, you will lose your enrolment in the course. 

In good time before your programme starts, you will get a welcome letter from the department. If you are a master's student, the welcome letter will also contain instructions on how you select courses within your programme.

Sometimes our emails bounce or end up among your junk mails. If you have not received a welcome letter four weeks before the start of your programme, please contact our study adminstration.

Things to do as a newly admitted student

On the Lund University’s central web pages, you find general information about what you have to do as a newly admitted student. There you also find a student guide and practical information for your day-to-day life in Sweden.

Read more about our programmes in physics and astronomy via below link that lead to Canvas. On these pages you can also learn more about student life at the Physics department.


The learning platform Canvas is a tool for lecturers and students. This is where you will find all information you need about your current courses, submit assignments and receive announcements from your teachers. Make sure you keep your notifications activated.

Schedules and course literature

For current schedules and course literature, please visit the course list webpage. Schedules and information about course literature can be found under the respective course presentation on the course list webpage.

You can also go directly to our scheduling tool TimeEdit to find your schedules.

For more information about the academic calendar at Lund University, please click below link:

Student organisations

LUNA, the Science Student Union

As a student at the Faculty of Science you belong to the Science Student Union LUNA. The main objective of the Science Student Union is to monitor and participate in the development of education and conditions for students at the Faculty of Science. The student union also arranges social activities and creates an interface between you and your future career.

Link to LUNA's website

GLuFS, an organisation for physics students

As a physics student, you have yet another "home": GLuFS. Join GLuFS's Canvas page via below link to get all information you need.

GLuFS on Canvas

ALVA, an astronomy student club

ALVA is an astronomy club for university students in Lund. The club aims to provide a place for science students and other people interested in astronomy to get inspiration and experience how exciting the Universe can be.

Go to ALVA astronomy club

The F-guild, an LTH student association

The F-guild at TLTH is a non-profit student association for students in the engineering programs Engineering physics, Engineering mathematics or Engineering nanoscience and its purpose is to promote fellowship among members and look after their common interests.

Link to the F-guild website.