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Lund University Hardship Scholarship

The following information is for current students at Lund University whose financial situation has changed dramatically since they started their studies at Lund University.

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 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 tuition fee payments, for instance due to consequences from the corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic or other unexpected events during their study period.

There is a very limited number of scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants with the clearest motivation letter and budget and who can show how the scholarship will help them to complete their studies. Priority will be given to students who are in the final year of their studies. Note that an awarded scholarship is given as a deduction from the upcoming semester’s tuition fee payment only – no cash payments are made.

Applications for the hardship scholarship are now closed. The next application period is to be announced here at a later stage. Please note that you can only apply during the application periods.

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 and have completed at least 30 ECTS credits
  • required to pay tuition fees for your studies at Lund University 
  • in financial hardship due to, for instance consequences of the current pandemic or other unexpected events
  • 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 the next semester's studies (SEK 20 000, 35 000 or 50 000)

Decision and scholarship payment

The selection of scholarship recipients will be made during early December and announced no later than 8 December 2021. If you have applied for the scholarship and received your invoice for the spring 2022 semester (with a payment deadline of 15 December), please wait with the payment until the scholarship results are announced and the invoice will be adjusted accordingly, should you be awarded a scholarship. If you have already made your tuition fee payment for spring 2022 and are later awarded the scholarship, we will deduct the amount from coming invoices, or refund the scholarship amount to you if this is your final invoice. Note that the scholarship is awarded as a deduction from the spring 2022 tuition fee invoice – no cash payments are made. The scholarship decisions cannot be appealed.