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Scholarships and awards

Scholarships for students applying for studies at Lund University

Lund University scholarship recipients in group photo with Vice-Chancellor

Lund University Global Scholarship

The Lund University Global Scholarship is an academic excellence award targeting top students from all countries outside the EU/EEA. Students who have made a complete application for a degree programme are invited to apply for this tuition scholarship after the admissions application period has closed. 

Read about the Lund University Global Scholarship

Programme-specific scholarships

Scholarship for the Master's Programme in Industrial Design

The Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship is available for students who are applying to the Master's Programme in Industrial Design.

Read more about the Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship at the School of Industrial Design's website.

Scholarship for the Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Through the generous donation Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, a full scholarships is available for students applying for the Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Students apply for the scholarship through the LU Global Scholarship application.

Swedish Institute scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels. 

Read more about the Swedish Institute scholarships at the Study in Sweden website here

Country-specific scholarships


Students from Chile may be eligible to apply for scholarships from CONICYT to study a Master’s programme at Lund University. CONICYT offers scholarships in a range of subject areas, including science, engineering, architecture and business.

Read more about CONICYT on their website


Students from Colombia may be eligible to apply for loan schemes and scholarships for Master’s studies at Lund University. For information about eligibility and the application process, please visit the Colfuturo website.

Read more about Colfuturo on their website


Students from Indonesia applying to Master’s studies at Lund University may be eligible to apply for the full scholarships from LPDP to cover their costs. For information about eligibility and the application process for the LPDP scholarships, please see LPDP's website.

Read more about LPDP on their website


Students from Mexico admitted to Master's degree programmes at Lund University and who also receive funding from the Mexican Government’s Fund for Human Resource Development (FIDERH) are eligible for a partial scholarship. The eligible fields of study are: Humanities, Health, Social Sciences, Business, Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering and Technology. For more information on the agreement, please contact the Student Finance Administrator at Lund University at the email address studielan [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se or telephone +46 (0) 46 222 4053.

Read more about FIDERH on their website


Russian citizens applying to full-time postgraduate studies at one of the top 150 universities of the world, including Lund University, may be eligible to apply for the Global Education Program (GEP) – a Russian government funding programmeThe eligible fields of study are: science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere. Scholarship recipients are expected to return to Russia and work in the field of gained qualification for a period of at least 3 year. For information about eligibility and the application process, see the GEP website.

Read more about about the grant on the GEP website

European joint Master's programmes

Lund University is a partner in several European joint Master's programmes. As a student on these Master's programmes, scholarships may be available to cover both tuition fees and living expenses. 

Find the European joint Master's here

Scholarship key facts

  • Over SEK 17 million (€1.8 million/US $2  million) awarded in scholarships by Lund University in 2016
  • Over 100 Lund University Global Scholarships awarded by Lund University in 2016
  • Over 20% of the national Swedish Institute Scholarships awarded to Lund University students in 2016
  • Over 40 countries represented by scholarship recipients, including China, USA, India, Turkey, Canada, Ukraine, Brazil, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Colombia, among others.
  • Lund University has agreements with several country-specific scholarship and funding programmes
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