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Lund University Hardship Scholarship

The following information is for current students at Lund University whose financial situation has changed dramatically, for instance due to consequences of the corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Note! This page is for current Lund University students only. If you are not yet a student at Lund University, please see the webpage for prospective students instead.

Scholarship information for prospective students

Lund University Hardship Scholarship

Lund University Global Scholarship Fund has acquired new funds based on a new decision by the Lund University Vice-Chancellor. These funds are reserved for current Lund University students encountering financial hardship and have difficulties to manage their spring 2021 tuition fee payment, for instance due to consequences from the corona virus (Covid -19) pandemic.

There are a limited number of scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants with the clearest motivation letter and budget and priority will also be given to students who can show how the scholarship will help them to complete their studies. 

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • a current student at Lund University and have studied at normal study pace for at least one semester 
  • required to pay tuition fees for your studies at Lund University 
  • in financial hardship due to, for instance consequences of the current pandemic
  • not a holder of a Swedish Institute Scholarship

When and how to apply

The application should confirm your hardship and the following should be included: 

  • a motivation letter, clearly showing how you have encountered financial hardship during your studies at Lund University
  • an official transcript of records from Ladok
  • relevant documents that validates your hardship, including a clear proof of loss and a budget showing how the requested scholarship amount would compensate for this loss 
  • requested reduction of the tuition fee payment for spring 2021 studies (SEK 10 000, 20 000, 35 000 or 50 000)

The Lund University Hardship Scholarship was open open between 18 December 2020 and 3 January 2021. 

Scholarship decisions from this application round are made by the Vice-Chancellor and the results communicated to the applicants no later than 14 January 2021.*

*The tuition fee payment deadline for spring 2021 was 15 December 2020. If you have paid your tuition fee instalment, but are later awarded a scholarship, the partial fee will be refunded to you or deducted from a future invoice (if applicable). If you have not yet paid your tuition fees for spring 2021 studies, please do so as soon as possible! Even if you are awarded a scholarship, you must be able to pay the remaining tuition fee no later than the start of the spring semester on 18 January 2021 in order to be able to register for courses and continue your studies.