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Grants and scholarships for study abroad

For current Lund University students

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Within Europe

Student exchange with grants

If you want to study outside Sweden, but within the Nordic countries or Europe, you can apply for a Nordplus or Erasmus grant. The grant is intended to cover extra costs that you incur in conjunction with your stay abroad. In order to apply for a Nordplus or Erasmus grant, you must have been nominated for exchange studies through Lund University’s central exchange programme or through your department/faculty.

Outside Europe

Study and fieldwork with grants

There are other study abroad programmes that offers generous grants, such as the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme and the fieldwork via the Minor Field Studies (MFS). The programmes have specific application processes.

Summer activities with grants

Lund University offers grants for students attending Universitas 21 (U21) summer activities. These activities take place at different Universitas 21 universities, in or outside of Europe:

If you have been nominated to attend the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, you can apply for a travel grant. In order to be nominated, you need to apply for exchange studies through Lund University’s central exchange programme – the application period is usually between 15 February–15 March.

More information about summer activities

Other programmes and networks with grants

Lund University is also a member of various different networks and programmes that aim to increase collaboration between universities in different regions, often by facilitating student exchange. If you want to study abroad, you may find it interesting to read more about these collaborations.

More information about our international programmes and collaborations

External scholarship tips, 2016

There may be other – external – scholarship opportunities for current Lund University students who wish to study abroad. In the list below you find tips on current external scholarships related to study abroad. Note that these scholarships are not managed by Lund University and that you cannot apply for them through the Lund University scholarship application system. Please contact the specific organisations directly if you have questions about the scholarships.

"Dream NEW" Scholarship for studies in New Zealand

The ”Dream NEW” Scholarship (funded by Education New Zealand) awards 8 scholarships to enable Bachelor's and Master's students to spend a semester abroad at any one of eight universities in New Zealand, starting in February/March 2017. Apply by 1 September 2016 for studies starting in spring 2017.

Read more about the Dream NEW scholarship on the European Funding guide website (link opens in new window)

Other external scholarships

Although mainly intended for prospective students seeking to study at Lund University, you may find some relevant scholarships for your studies abroad on our "External scholarships" webpage. Note that these scholarships are not managed by Lund University and that you cannot apply for them through the Lund University scholarship application system. Please contact the specific organisations directly if you have questions about the scholarships. 

List of external scholarship

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