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Travel scholarships

For current students who need to travel in connection with their studies
Travel scholarships for undergraduate and Master’s students are announced in February each year. Travel scholarships are awarded for study abroad or travel in connection with degree projects and for foreign travel that benefits a student’s university studies in some way.

When to apply

The decision for this year's travel scholarships is now available in the application system. The next application period will be open in February 2020. You will then be able to apply for scholarships for travel that started no earlier than 1 March 2019, and for planned travel up until 28 February 2021. Please note that we only accept scholarships applications that are submitted during the application period.

Log in to the scholarship application system (during the application period)

How to apply

When the application period is open, you apply through the online application system (unless stated otherwise in the respective call for applications).

Note that although most of the text in the application form is available in English the text in the initial drop down menu is not. To apply for a travel grant, select "Resestipendier grundutbildningsstuderande".

The scholarships are distributed based on the purpose of your trip, and ranked based on your academic grades as well as your application and the supporting documents you attach to it. Make sure to include relevant documents with your application so that you do not miss out because of an incomplete application. You do not need to submit you transcript of records from Ladok to show us your grades, as we have access to this information.

Please note!

  • You can only apply for the scholarships via the application system during the application period.
  • You should only make one application per trip, as your application will be matched with the scholarships that you are eligible for.
  • Carefully read through the call for applications to be sure that you are eligible to apply and that you submit the correct supporting documents. The decision to award a travel scholarship is based on your academic results from Lund University, on what is written in the application and on your supporting documents. You should include documents that prove the purpose of your trip, such as a certificate issued by your supervisor, an invitation letter, an acceptance letter, or other documents that are relevant for the type of trip you are going to make. 
  • Please check with your department that all your credits have been entered into Ladok. Moreover, please check that your official Swedish personal identification number is recorded in Ladok (i.e. not the temporary personal number you were given when you first arrived in Sweden).
    Log in to the student portal to view and update your details in Ladok
  • Remember to fill in estimated costs for your trip. As a rule, SEK 5,000 are awarded per scholarship. Exceptions include the "Reg läk dr Hartelius’ stipendiestiftelse" and "Nils Flensburgs resestipendiefond" funds, where larger amounts may be awarded.
  • The awarded scholarship cannot be used for a trip, on another occasion or for a purpose, other than that specified in the decision.


Decisions are usually announced in April each year in the online application system and via email to the successful applicants. The decision will contain information on which supporting documents you need to submit to secure your scholarship (for example a copy of an acceptance letter, letter of invitation, travel documents, or similar). We will also ask you to submit a Requisition Form ("rekvisitionsblankett"), which you will find in the online application system, near the respective application that has been granted.

Travel scholarships awarded

In spring 2018, there were 654 applications and 58 scholarships were awarded. In total, SEK 369,357 was distributed. 

In spring 2017, there were 714 applications and 68 scholarships were awarded. In total, SEK 364,500 was distributed.

In spring 2016, there were 636 applications and 76 scholarships were awarded. In total, SEK 444,400 was distributed.

In spring 2015, there were 627 applications and 45 scholarships were awarded. In total, SEK 216,300 was distributed. 

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Contact information

Scholarships for current students
For questions about scholarships for current students, please contact:

stipendier [at] eken [dot] lu [dot] se

Box 117
221 00 Lund

Emma Haverlind
Tel: +46 (0)46 222 7144

Olof Jernryd
Tel: +46 (0)46 222 7148