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Newly admitted students

Congratulations on your choice of education - we are happy to have you here! As a new student at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics there are certain things that it is important you know. We have gathered the most important things below.

Lund Observatory in Springtime. Foto.

Introduction and welcome letter

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

In good time before your course starts you will get a welcome letter from the department. If you are a master student the welcome letter may also contain information about how you choose courses within your program.

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 course or programme, please contact our study advisor: studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Registration for courses

At the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics you cannot register for the courses yourself. We will register all students that attend the compulsory introduction meeting the first day of  the course.

Schedules and course literature

For current schedules and course literature, please visit the course webpage.

Link to the course page

You can also find schedules on TimeEdit. 

Link to the TimeEdit webpage

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 arrange recreational activities and create an interface between you and your future career.

Link to LUNA’s website

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.

Lund University’s central web pages for newly admitted students
Lund University’s central web pages about student life in Lund


The learning platform Canvas is a tool for lecturers and students. You log in with your student account.

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Study advisor
Johanna Nilsson Onsberg
studievagledning [at] fysik [dot] lu [dot] se

Director of studies
Johan Rathsman
studierektor [at] atp [dot] lu [dot] se


Looking up Sölvegatan in springtime. Foto.

Coordinators for the Masters programmes

David Hobbs
david [dot] hobbs [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se

Theoretical physics
Roman Pasechnik
roman [at] thep [dot] lu [dot] se

Biological physics and computational biology
Carl Troein
carl [at] thep [dot] lu [dot] se