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External scholarships

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

Scholarships and funding open to students from various countries

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.

The Google Europe Scholarship's website

Swedish Women's Education Association

Swedish Women's Education Association – SWEA – offers scholarships for students interested in learning about Swedish culture by pursuing studies in Sweden. There are 70 chapters of SWEA in 30 countries.

The SWEA International 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.

The Gen Foundation's website

Simeone & Miller LLP Good Lawyers/Good people Scholarship

Simeone & Miller LLP offers two scholarships per year for Law students who are currently enrolled or accepted as an undergraduate student.

The Simeone & Miller LLP's website

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship

The Benjy Grinberg Scholarship is offered to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program within creative fields such as art, music and design. 

The Benjy Grinberg Scholarship's website

Scholarships and funding open to students from specific countries

In the list below, you will find a selection of external funding organisations that accept applications from students from specific countries. Please note that Lund University does not have a formal agreement with these organisations and that you should reach out to the organiser directly in case you have any questions. 

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.

The AGBU Scholarship Program's website

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.

The General Sir John Monash Foundation's website

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.

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic Scholarship Programme's website

Canada student aid

Lund University is registered for Canadian student aid programmes and is recognised by the Canadian tax authorities. Therefore, we accept students using Canadian student aid schemes.

For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Officer at Lund University at studielan [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se (studielan[at]er[dot]lu[dot]se).

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.

The Law Foundation of British Columbia's 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.

The WL Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships' website


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

Lund University has an agreement with this organisation.

CONICYT's website


Students in Colombia can apply for scholarships with funding from COLFUTURO.

Lund University has an agreement with this organisation.

COLFUTURO's website

The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation

The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation grants academic scholarships for talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue master's degrees abroad in all fields of study.

The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation website


Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación administer two types of SENESCYT scholarships for students from Ecuador 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.

SENESCYT's website

GETFund Foundation

Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) offers funding to students from Ghana to study abroad.

The GETFund's website


Students from Guatemala can apply for scholarships with funding from GuateFuturo.

Lund University has an agreement with this organisation.

The GuateFuturo's website


Students from Honduras can apply for scholarships with funding from HonduFuturo. 

Lund University has an agreement with this organisation.

The HonduFuturo's website

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

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

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation website

Tata Trusts

The education initiatives of the Tata Trusts include the J. N. Tata Endowment for higher education studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects, and the Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust Scholarship, supporting the overseas studies of women graduates active in social work, social science, public health, and welfare of women and children.

The Tata Educations Trusts website

Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships

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

The Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarship website

The J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship

A merit-based loan scholarship, available to Indians for overseas higher studies. 

The J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship website

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

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

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation website


Lund University has an agreement with LPDP which allows Indonesian students to apply for full scholarships from LPDP. For information about eligibility and the application process for the LPDP scholarships, please see LPDP's website.

Lund University has an agreement with this organisation.

LPDP's website

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.

The Bolashak scholarship programme's website

Hong Leong Foundation Master’s Scholarship

The Hong Leong Foundation offers scholarships to Malaysian citizens under 35 years old to study for 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 of up to RM 250,000 for the duration of the study.

The Hong Leong Foundation's website


Conahcyt awards scholarships for Mexican students wishing to study abroad.

The Conahcyt website


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

The FIDERH website


Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia (FUNED) have an agreement with Lund University and offers funding for Mexican students who wish to study abroad
The FUNED website

Myanmar study abroad website

News posts about scholarships for Myanmar students on the Myanmar study abroad website

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.

Prospect Burma's website


Thabyay administers 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.

Thabyay Education Network Foundation's website

Omani Government Scholarships

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

Oman's Ministry of Higher Education website

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

Qatar government scholarship programmes

The Higher Education Institute of Qatar administers 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.

The Higher Education Institute of Qatar's website

A*STAR Science Scholarships

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from Singapore studying Science, Technology, Research or Innovation at a top global university. 

The A*STAR's website

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.

The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar's website

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 fields that prepare them for work in the public sector.

The Office of the Civil Service Commission's website

Regeneration Center of Thailand

The Regeneration Center of Thailand offers a scholarship 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.

The Regeneration Center of Thailand's website

Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme

The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme aims to increase Turkey–EU relations and offers scholarships for university studies for periods of a minimum of 3 (three), a maximum of 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. 

The Jean Monnet Scholarship's website

The Ministry of Education Scholarship Programme

The Turkish Ministry of Education (Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı) annually offers the scholarship 'MEB Bursu' for Turkish Master's programme students, covering education and living expenses. 

The TC Ministry of Education's website

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.

The Ministry of Higher Education's website

The Leverhulme Trust

The Leverhulme Trust offers  ‘study abroad studentships’ of £21000 annual maintenance allowance, which are open to those who already hold an Undergraduate degree and who have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

The Leverhulme Trust’s website

The Global Study Awards

Developed to encourage young people to study abroad as part of their tertiary studies in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages, the Global Study awards offers a prize of  £10000. Note there are some conditions such as holding an ISIC card.

The Global Study Awards’ website ‘Masters in Europe’ scholarship offers up to 5000 euros towards tuition fees for candidates who are ‘globally-minded’ and well-rounded with extra-curricular activities.

John Speak Trust

A small subject-specific scholarship for language scholars.

The John Speak Trust's website

Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust (SPRET)

A scholarship for residents of East Yorkshire/Hull or Norfolk.

The SPRET's website

American Swedish Institute scholarships

The American Swedish Institute periodically offers scholarships open to U.S. residents who wish to study in Sweden.

The American Swedish Institute's website

American Women's Club travel grant

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

The American Women's Club Stockholm's website

Swedish Women's Education Association

SWEA – Swedish Women's Education Association – offers scholarships for students interested in learning about Swedish culture by pursuing studies in Sweden. There are SWEA chapters across the US, with some offering scholarships specifically for studies at Lund University (for instance SWEA Orange County).

The SWEA International website

Sallie Mae

The organisation Sallie Mae offers loan solutions for both Bachelor's and Master's students. Lund University doesn't have an agreement with this organisation but accepts these loans as payment.

Sallie Mae's website

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.

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.

The IEFA online database

Scholarship Portal EU

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

The Scholarship Portal EU's website

Scholarship tips?

Do you know of a great scholarship that you think other students should hear about? Please contact editors-studies [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se (editors-studies[at]kommunikation[dot]lu[dot]se).