Scholarships for current students

The following information is for students currently studying at Lund University.

Lund University Global Scholarship

The scholarship application period is now cloesd for current students. The
next application round will be in spring 2015.

The Lund University Global Scholarship is a selective, merit-based scholarship that current international students with top academic results from Lund University can apply for to help cover tuition fees for their continued studies at Lund University. 

Who is eligible?
The student applying must already be a student at Lund University and wish to continue his/her studies and must also be a citizen of a country outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) and be required to pay tuition fees.

When making your application you need to complete the scholarship application form online and upload a personal motivation letter (maximum 500 words). Your personal motivation letter should explain why your academic performance and extra curricular activities make you an appropriate recipient for a Lund University Global Scholarship.

Lund University scholarship awards

Each scholarship application and selection round is independent of the previous or future rounds. This means that it is possible for a student who was awarded a partial scholarship when they were first admitted to the University, to then be awarded an additional partial scholarship in a future scholarship round, as a current student.

Erasmus Mundus Action 2

Lund University takes part in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects. This programme promotes cooperation, development and mobility between higher education institutions in Europe and a great variety of non-European countries and regions around the world. Scholarships are provided for the mobility of students, researchers and academic staff. If you are from a non-EU/EEA country or region that is included in one of the projects, you may be able to apply for a scholarship to cover the tuition fees and living costs when studying at Lund University. To be eligible you cannot have been in a EU/EEA country for more than 12 months during the past 5 years.

If you are from an EU/EEA country and studying here at Lund University you may also be eligible to apply for a scholarship to study abroad in one of the countries/regions that is included in the project. All projects marked with the star symbol (*) on the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 webpage allow outgoing mobility from Europe to the project region or country.  

Please note that some of the projects only offer scholarships to PhD students or to Post-Docs and staff, whereas others also have scholarships for Master’s and Bachelor’s students. Not all programmes or courses are available via the projects and therefore you must check if the programme or course that you wish to take is on offer within the specific projects.

To find out if you are eligible, please see the website of the specific project that you want to apply through - you can access those websites from the following webpage about Erasmus Mundus Action 2.

University and nation scholarships

Every semester current students of Lund University are invited to apply for University and nation scholarships.

The spring semester application period is 14-28 February 2014. The autumn semester application period is usually in October.

Applications are made through the online application system. The application form and further instructions can be found at www.lu.se/stipendier (in Swedish). You should only make one application for the University and nation scholarships, as your application will be matched with the scholarships that you are eligible for. You do not have to send a statement of purpose, CV or resume. Please note many of the scholarships have special priority target groups, e.g. students who are members in a particular nation, students who are born in Lund, students who are studying a particular subject. If you believe that you meet the criteria for a specific scholarship and should be prioritised for the scholarship, you need to provide supporting documents (in pdf-format) and/or a Ladok transcript to show this. 

In autumn 2013 there were 844 applicants, of whom 215 were awarded a scholarship. The amounts varied from SEK 1000 to SEK 19 700 and the total amount distributed was SEK 1 472 670.

  • The University scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and Master’s students.
  • The nation scholarships are awarded to undergraduate, Master’s and research students.
  • Decisions on the awarding of scholarships are made by the Vice-Chancellor.

Please note that for most of the current student scholarships, you must have studied at least two semesters at Lund University in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

Also note that most of the current student scholarships are only open to Swedish students due to the nature of the scholarship set up (eg connections to a Swedish family name, Swedish city etc). However, there are some scholarships that are open to international students currently studying at Lund University.

Announcement of University and Nation scholarships for spring 2014 (in Swedish, Pdf 235 Kb)

Travel scholarships

Travel scholarships for undergraduate and Master’s students are announced in February each year. For spring 2014, the application period will be 14-28 February. Travel scholarships are awarded for study abroad, travel in connection with degree projects and for foreign travel that benefits a student’s university studies in some way. In spring 2013 there were 520 applications and 40 scholarships were awarded. In total, SEK 254 800 was distributed.

Announcement of travel scholarships for spring 2014 (in Swedish, pdf 79 Kb)

Other scholarships from Swedish foundations

"Torsten Tegstams fond": Scholarships for students studying music. Application period is now closed.

The following scholarships are usually open for applications during the spring semester.

"Håkan Hanssons stiftelse": Travel scholarships for students at the Faculty of Engineering.

"Sjögrenska premie- och understödsfonden": Scholarships for students at Smålands nation.

"Nya Sparbanken i Lund 100-års jubileumsfond": Scholarships for students studying Economics.

New scholarships from Swedish foundations will be open for applications 26 March to 10 April 2014.


The time taken to process applications varies for the various different scholarships. Decisions are published and sent to the successful applicants. The scholarships are usually paid out in the same semester as they are announced.  

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For Erasmus Mundus Action 2 scholarships:

See this web page for contact details.

For Lund University Global Scholarship, please email:


For other scholarships for current students, please email:


Important tips for applying to the university and nation scholarships

Remember to read the announcement of scholarships carefully before applying to make sure that you are eligible to apply and to check what information should be submitted with the application for it to be complete. You often have to have studied for at least two semesters to get a scholarship.

You can only apply for the scholarships via the application system, and only during the application period.

Application is via an online form in the application system.

Only credits from Lund University are counted and all credits are registered in our study documentation system Ladok. Check with your department that all your credits have been entered into Ladok and that your address details are correct.

Please update Ladok so that your official personal identification number is recorded (not the temporary personal number you were given when you first arrived in Sweden).

Generally, all applicants are ranked according to field, grades and study tempo. For some scholarships priority is given to, for example, relatives of the donor or students in certain disciplines. The announcement gives short descriptions of the purposes of the different foundation and any priorities given.

Only those who have been awarded a scholarship will receive notification, but it is possible to see in the application system whether a decision has been made and the outcome of your application.