You’re ready for your new adventure! You have taken a great and very wise step in life and decided to attend Lund University, the best university in Sweden! We know you’ll appreciate the perks of being a part of the rich student community that Lund offers; the Nations, the Academic Society (AF) and the Student Unions which together make up Studentlund. Through membership in Studentlund, you will be able to attend all the activities hosted by these organisations, such as pubs, nightclubs, spex, balls, cafés, brunches and lunches. So what happens now? Below are some frequently asked questions that put you on the right track!
I HAVE NOWHERE TO STAY, HELP!
Your first move as a new student in Lund is to make a housing application at AF Bostäder, which you’ll find at https://www.afbostader.se/en/ . AF Bostäder runs the majority of the accomodation in Lund, not counting the nations.
Lunds Nation offers the most accomodation of all the nations in Lund, and to find out how to apply, read below!
If you, despite all efforts, still haven’t found somewhere to stay, organisations like BoPoolen can help you! To read more about BoPoolen and finding accomodation through them, visit http://bopoolen.nu/en/find-housing-in-lund/?action=sv . Also keep your eyes open on social media! Often people who themselves are going abroad for a semester rent out their room or apartment for the time. There are also those looking for someone rent an extra room in their house!
Lastly, don’t worry, everyone has somewhere to stay in the end!
I WANT TO APPLY FOR ACCOMODATION AT LUNDS NATION! WHAT DO I DO?
You can apply for housing at Lunds Nation through our website, at http://www.lundsnation.se/hus . We’re also going to have a lottery for new students, offering housing contracts, more info on this will appear on our Facebook-page during the summer, so keep your eyes open! Note that our lottery is separate from the lottery held by AF Bostäder, and that you only can apply for housing at Lunds Nation if you’re a member.
If you have any other questions about housing at Lunds Nation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll answer your questions as soon as we can!
I WANT TO PARTAKE IN THE AF HOUSING LOTTERY, BUT I AM NOT YET A MEMBER OF ANY NATION. WHAT DO I DO?
To be able to stay at the AF student housing in Lund, you need to be a member of Studentlund. You can easily become a member by visiting https://www.studentlund.se/, and to apply for a housing you have to become a member as soon as the enrollment begins, as you need to be a member of Studentlund and enrolled in a nation to be able to stay in your housing with AF. Read more about this at: https://www.afbostader.se/att-bo-hos-oss/soka-studentbostad/novisch/
I WANT TO ENTER THE HOUSING LOTTERY AT LUNDS NATION!
The housing lottery has now begun! Information about the first occasion for the lottery is available, please check our social medias!
Be aware of that you must first become a member for the opportunity to win a room. Read more about how to become a member further down on this page.
A nation in Lund is an organisation by students, for students. It offers both housing and daily activities. Lunds Nation is active Monday through Saturday, with daily lunches, a Saturday brunch, clubs, pubs, sports and lots of other things!
The nation is also a sanctuary for any student when the worry of either exams or your bank account takes over. Here you will find a diverse cast of characters from different faculties and walks of life who just like you want to make the most out of student life. The time ahead of you may seem infinite, but with Lunds Nation as your second home it’ll fly by faster than you think.
WHAT IS STUDENTLUND?
Studentlund is the cooperation between the student unions, the nations, and other student organizations in Lund. A membership with Studentlund means that you are a member of student life in Lund, and can partake in all the fun, weird and amazing parts that together make student life here the best in the world.
WHAT ARE THE PERKS AS A NEW MEMBER OF LUNDS NATION?
You get tons of perks to enroll in Lunds Nation! Not only do you get access to the entirety of Studentlund, you also get some specific perks as a member of Lunds Nation. You get a Novisch card, which gives you free entry to our club for the entire semester, just because you’re you! You also have the opportunity to partake in our own housing lottery, and can apply for housing with us! Other perks include a member discount at our lunch, members-only queue for ticket releases at special events, and the opportunity to be a part of and get to befriend the amazing people that together make up Lunds Nation!
I WANT TO JOIN LUNDS NATION! WHAT DO I DO?
Two steps are required to become a part of Studentlund and Lunds Nation.
1) Registration – Go to www.studentlund.se to learn how to register. Registration opened December 8th and as soon as you get your letter of admittance with your registration code you can register! You pay the registration fee through the web page directly. This also makes the second step, enrolling with a nation, take just a minute!
2) Enrollment in the nation – Visit our enrollment office, that opens 26/8 10AM. The enrollment office is located at the penthouse of our house at Agardhsgatan 1 in Lund. It’s open weekdays 10-18 and Saturdays 12-14. You can ask the people any question about what Lunds Nation can offer you! Don’t forget ID and letter of admittance!
MY REGISTRATION CODE?
Your registration code, which you need to become a member of Studentlund, can be found in your letter of acceptance. The code always begins with the letters LU and is followed by five digits: LU- XX XX X
DO THE NATIONS HAVE ANY ACIVITIES FOR NEW STUDENTS?
Yes! Lunds Nation has a novisch week after the enrollment period has ended. All activites are in the afternoon or evening, so you won’t miss class!
To join the novisch week at Lunds Nation is a great way to get to know the people at the nation, and is a great way to get new friends from outside your own program and faculty! Keep a lookout on our social media, especially on our facebook page to get all the information about the novisch activities.
I WANT TO BE AN ACTIVE PART OF LUNDS NATION. CAN I?
Absolutely! To be an active part of the nation is one of the best way to enjoy student life, and will get you lots of new friends! The easiest way to get active is to sign the active list when you enroll. Here you can choose what you’re interested in and what you think is fun. Are you excited about making lots and lots of food, or do you want to try out to be a bartender at one of our clubs or pubs? There are lots of ways to be active!
The active list is available on the website, through the link ’Engagera dig’.
WHEN DO I GET MY STUDENT ID?
You get your student ID as soon as you enroll in a nation. The physical card can take up to two weeks to arrive, however there is a digital version available almost instantly as soon as you’re enrolled, through the app ”Studentkortet”. It’s available both on Android and iOS!
HOW DOES THE APP WORK?
Download the app just like any other, for free! Here you can find all the discounts tied to the card and search for specific companies to see if they have any special discounts for you. Under the tab ”My Card” (”Mitt Kort” in Swedish) you’ll find the digital version of the card, which can be used just like the physical card!
I COMMUTE TO LUND, HOW DO I GET MY DISCOUNT WITH SKÅNETRAFIKEN?
You can get your student discount with Skånetrafiken if you study at least 50% during 10 weeks in a semester. A symbol will appear on your card that looks like a book on wheels. You have to be able to show this symbol on the train when you ride by train or bus on a discounted card. However, until September 15th a letter of acceptance or certificate of registration is enough. After that, only your student ID will suffice. Read more about the discounted student travel card at https://www.skanetrafiken.se/sa-reser-du-med-oss/jojo-kort/jojo-student/
If you have any questions about the nation or student life in Lund you can email us at email@example.com! You can also come by our office at Agardhsgatan 1.
If you have any questions about life as a new student, or our novisch activities, don’t hesitate to email our novisch committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.