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External scholarships

In addition to the scholarships Lund University offers, there may be external scholarship opportunities for you as an international student applying to Lund University. The list below includes some examples of scholarship organisations around the world that may be able to help finance your studies. Note that these scholarships are not managed by Lund University. Please contact the specific organisations directly if you have questions about the scholarships.

Scholarships open to students from various countries

Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides need and merit based scholarships for graduate study in development studies. Students should be from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Mozambique, Syria or originally come from these countries but live in France, Portugal, the UK, the USA or Canada.

Visit the Aga Khan Foundation website

Google Anita Borg Scholarship

The Google Anita Borg Scholarship is open to female candidates enrolled in full-time studies at a university in Europe in the following fields: computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a related technical field.

Visit the Google Anita Borg Scholarship website

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is open to students with a disability, mental health or long-term health condition who are enrolled in full-time studies at a university in Europe in the following fields: computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field.

 Visit the Google Europe Scholarship website

The Gen Foundation

The Gen Foundation provides grants to postgraduate students from all backgrounds who study natural science, in particular food science/food technology.

Visit the Gen Foundation website


Scholarships open to students from specific countries

Armenia

AGBU International Scholarship

Students of Armenian descent can apply for the AGBU Scholarships such as the International Scholarship, the Performing Arts Fellowship or the Religious studies Fellowship. The scholarship application usually opens in late January.

Visit the AGBU Scholarship Program website


Australia

General Sir John Monash Awards

The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers scholarships for Australian citizens graduating from Australian universities for postgraduate studies at top universities abroad.

Visit the General Sir John Monash Foundation website


Azerbaijan

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Programme

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Programme provides full funding for Azerbaijani citizens interested in pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry and pursuing undergraduate or master’s programs in economics, engineering, human resources management, information technology, or petroleum engineering.

Visit the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Programme website


Brazil

Science without Borders*

Lund University is a partner of Science Without Borders, a Brazilian government programme offering scholarships to Brazilian undergraduate students and researchers in various fields of studies.

Visit the Ciencias sem Fronteiras website


Canada

Canada student finance information

Read about Canada student finance here

The Law Foundation of British Columbia

The Law Foundation of British Columbia provides up to six graduate fellowships to students pursuing full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Residents of British Columbia, graduates of a British Columbia law school and members of the British Columbia Bar are eligible to apply.

Visit The Law Foundation of British Columbia website

The WL Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The WL Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships are competitive scholarships open to graduates of Canadian universities who wish to pursue full-time graduate studies, in any field, in Canada or abroad.

Visit the WL Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships website


Chile

CONICYT

CONICYT offers funding to students from Chile wishing to study degree programmes abroad.

Visit CONICYT:s website


Colombia

COLFUTURO

Students in Colombia can apply for scholarships with COLFUTURO.

Visit COLFUTURO:s website


Egypt

Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation

The Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation is a need-based scholarship for Egyptian students who wish to pursue Master's or PhD abroad in all fields of study. Applicants must have a minimum of two years of post-graduation work experience.

Visit the Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation website


Ecuador

SENESCYT

Seceretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación administer two types of SENESCYT scholarships for students from Equador who wish to study abroad: One for students who have been admitted to studies at approved top universities, including Lund University (applications are accepted all year round). The other scholarships are offered to students applying for studies in science, engineering, medicine and information and communication science.

Visit SENESCYT's website


India

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation offers scholarships for talented students from India to study at top universities abroad.

Visit the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation website

JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships

Indian nationals can apply for the J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships for for higher education studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects.

Visit the J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship website

Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships

The Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships awards Indian female postgraduates to pursue an education abroad.

Visit the Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarship website

Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program

The Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program is open to Indian students who want to make a difference to biodiversity conservation.

Visit the Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program website


Indonesia

LPDP*

Lund University has an agreement with LPDP which allows Indonesian students to apply for full scholarships from LPDP.

Visit LPDP:s website 


Kazakhstan

Bolashak Scholarships for students from Kazakhstan

The Bolashak scholarship programme enables high achieving students from Kazakhstan to study at top universities around the world. It is offered by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and prioritises studies in the areas of Engineering, Science, Medicine, Law and Business.

Visit the Bolashak scholarship programme website


Malaysia

Hong Leong Foundation Master’s Scholarship

The Hong Leong Foundation offers scholarships to Malaysian citizens under 35 years-old to study an approved Master's degree outside of Malaysia. The scholarship aims to provide opportunities for further study to students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will receive tuition coverage and a living allowance up to RM250,000 for the duration of study.

Visit the Hong Leong Foundation website


Mexico

CONACyT

CONACyT awards scholarships for Mexican students wishing to study abroad.

Visit CONACyT:s website

FIDERH*

FIDERH has an agreement with Lund University and offers funding to Mexican students wishing to undertake graduate study abroad.

Visit FIDERH:s website


Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar study abroad website

Visit the Myanmar study abroad website for news posts about scholarships for Myanmar students. 

Prospect Burma

Myanmar students (admitted to Master's studies at Lund University) on a full scholarship from Lund University can, in addition, apply for a scholarship covering living expenses from the charity Prospect Burma.

Visit Prospect Burma's website

Thabyay

Thabyay administer scholarships for Myanmar students for a number of foundations, including Prospect Burma (PB), Supplementary Grant Program Asia (SGPA), B K Kee Foundation, Jetana Foundation, Lloyd George Asia Foundation (LGAF), Junior Faculty Scholarship Program (JFSP - OSF), Arohana.

Visit Thabyay's website


Oman

Omani Government Scholarships

The Omani Government Scholarships enables Omani students to study at top universities abroad, including Lund University

Visit Oman's Ministry of Higher Education website

Send an email to the Ministry at info_dept [at] mohe.gov.om for more information about scholarships. 


Qatar

Qatar government scholarship programmes

The Higher Education Insititute of Qatar administer governmental scholarship programmes such as the "Tamim bin Hamad" scholarship and the "Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani" scholarship for studies at some of the best universities in the world. Lund University is on the list of approved supported universities.

Visit the Higher Education Institute of Qatar website


Russia

Global Education Program – Russian Government scholarship scheme

The federal educational grant program GEP allows Russian students to carry out full-time postgraduate studies at the one of the top 150 universities of the world, including Lund University. Eligible fields of study are: science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere. Scholarship recipients are expected to return to Russia and work in the field of gained qualification for a period of at least 3 year. For information about eligibility and the application process for the grant programme, see the GEP website.

Visit the GEP website


South Africa

Firstrand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

The Firstrand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship is available to a South African citizen for postgraduate study in any discipline at an internationally recognised university outside of South Africa.

Visit the Firstrand Laurie Dippenaar website


Thailand

Office of the Civil Service Commission

The Office of the Civil Service Commission offers scholarships to Thai students or civil servants to undertake studies in fileds that prepare them for work in the public sector.

Visit The Office of the Civil Service Commission's website

Regeneration Center of Thailand

The Regeneration Center of Thailand offers a scholarship of $1,500 USD to the winner of an essay contest. Students of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) descent are eligible to apply. The ASEAN member states include: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Visit the Regeneration Center of Thailand website


Turkey

Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme

The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme aims to increase Turkey-EU relations and offers scholarships for university studies for periods of minimum 3 (three), maximum 12 (twelve) months (academic studies longer than 12 months will not be supported even if the scholars are willing to fund the remaining period). Turkish nationals (and nationals of EU Member Countries or IPA Beneficiary Countries) who are attached to a university or organisation in Turkey are eligible to apply. 

Visit the Jean Monnet website


United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Government Scholarships Programme United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirate Ministry of Higher Education offer scholarships for studies at recognised universities abroad, including Lund University.

Visit the Ministry of Higher Education website


United States

American Swedish Institute scholarships

The American Swedish Institute scholarships are open to U.S. residents who wish to study in Sweden: The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden offers significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden.

The American Swedish Institute also manage the Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship. The scholarship is open to U.S. applicants with a working knowledge of the Swedish language, a serious desire to make a contribution to American-Swedish cultural exchange, and demonstrable achievement in the selected field of study.

Visit the American Swedish Institute website

American Women's Club travel grant

The Jesse Lokrantz scholarship is a travel scholarship managed by the American Women's Club Stockholm and is open to American citizens (male and female). 

Visit the American Women's Club Stockholm website

US Department of Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers funding opportunities to US veterans.

Please email the Lund University US Student Finance Administrator at studielan [at] stu.lu.se for more information.

US student finance information

Information about US student finance at Lund University


*Organisation with which Lund University has an agreement

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Scholarship databases

European Funding Guide

Students from Europe can use the European Funding Guide to search for financial support for studies in one of the EU-member states.

Search at the European Funding Guide

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

The IEFA online database lists scholarships, grants, international student loan programmes and other information to promote study abroad.

Go to the IEFA online database

Scholarship Portal EU

At the scholarshipportal.eu portal students from various countries can search for scholarships for study in the EU, including studies in Sweden.

Go to scholarshipportal.eu

Students from Mexico

Applicants from Mexico may be eligible for a partial scholarship based on Lund University's agreement with FIDERH. Contact the Student Finance Administrator at studielan [at] er.lu.se

Scholarship tips?

Do you know of a great scholarship that you think other students should hear about, please contact anna.ramsten [at] er.lu.se