Newly admitted student

Autumn semester 2020

Congratulation to your choice of education! As a new student at the Department of Biology, there are some thing you must to know. We have gathered the most important things here.

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Covid-19 and the autumn semester 2020

Lund University and the Faculty of Science have with respect to the Covid-19 situations set up regulations and recommendations for teaching during autumn semester 2020. For courses at the Department of Biology this means:

  • lectures are given on-line, in general in Zoom  
  • labs are performed on campus, with more space and extra protective equipment
  • group exercises and seminars are performed on campus, in large localities 
  • most excursions can be performed, but some will be in the surroundings of Lund
  • examinations are performed on campus 

To minimise the risk of spreading disease we will take the following precautions:

  • Reduced number of students in classrooms, labs and public localities
  • All must keep social distance, both in class and in foyers, library and lunchrooms
  • All must avoid crowding when passing in and out of localities
  • Handwashing facilities and hand sanitiser is available
  • You must wear lab coat and face mask in the lab (other protective equipment may be added for some labs)
  • Signs reminding of social distance are placed in our buildings
  • Busses (for excursions) must have space enough to ensure social distance

General information about the Coronavirus/Covid-19 that apply to all students at Lund University's central website.

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 enrolment in the course. The education starts on 31 August the autumn semester 2020.

In good time before the semester starts, you will get a welcome letter from our study advisors. This letter contains information about how you activate your student account, complete your registration and enrolment and how to log in to Lund University’s learning platform Canvas. You are able to log in a week before the start of the course. 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 advisors Lotta Persmark (biology and bioinformatics) or Christina Ledje (molecular biology).

We arrange introduction activities for our master’s programme students. You find the schedule for these activities in the learning platform Canvas.


Are you on the reserve list for a course or programme? We call reserves by emails in order of priority. Please, contact our study advisors if you have any questions about reserves.

Schedules and course literature

You find the most recent schedule and course literature on our page that lists our courses. Of course, you will also find this information in the learning platform Canvas.

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. Besides this, the student union also arrange recreation activities and create an interface between you and your future career.

LUNA’s website

Things to do as a newly admitted student

On the Lund University’s central web pages, you find more 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

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Christina Ledje

Study advisor Molecular biology, International coordinator

Telephone: +46 46 222 73 16
Email: Christina [dot] Ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Lotta Persmark

Study advisor Biology and Bioinformatics

Telephone: +46 222 37 28
Email:Lotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se