19 December 2013

Lund University Scholarship

About the Lund University Global Scholarship programme

  • Over SEK 14 million (€1.6 million / US $2.1 million) awarded in scholarship grants in 2013
  • A selective, merit-based scholarship to recognise top academic students from outside the EU/EEA
As a top 100 university and ranked in the top 0.4% of universities in the world, Lund University attracts high achieving students from across the globe. The Lund University Global Scholarship programme seeks to recognise these students by awarding academic excellence grants.
Scholarship recipients have a proven record of achieving consistently high grades in their previous studies and are assessed as being a good fit for our programmes. The scholarship is selective, competitive and merit-based.
Scholarship grants may cover 25%, 50%, 75% or up to 100% of the tuition fee. The scholarship percentage awarded depends on budget available to the programme/faculty. It has no reflection on the students' academic level of excellence.  Please note that scholarships are toward tuition fees only and that living costs are not covered. Scholarship recipients must still be able to fund their living costs, as per the requirements of the Swedish Migration Board.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • You must be a citizen of a country from outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) and are required to pay a tuition fee
  • You have applied for Bachelor's or Master's level studies for a minimum of one semester of study (30 ECTS)
If you are a current student already studying at Lund University, please refer to information on the scholarships for current students webpage.

Please do not apply if:

  • You do not meet the admission requirements to Lund University
  • You cannot secure the funding needed to cover living costs, as required by the Swedish Migration Board

When and how to apply  

The application period for autumn 2014 is now open and the deadline to apply is 20 January 2014.
To apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship, you must first apply for the programme(s) or free-standing course(s) you wish to study at Lund University using the online, national application website, www.universityadmissions.se, during theapplication time for autumn semester studies.
Please note that by applying for the scholarship, this does not exempt you from paying the application fee to University Admissions in Sweden.

Online application form


As part of this online application, you need to upload your CV and your scholarship "motivation letter" (maximum 500 words).
Please note that the scholarship "motivation letter" is different from any statement of purpose you may be required to submit as part of your programme application documents.  Your scholarship personal "motivation letter" should explain why your academic performance and reasons for applying to Lund University make you an appropriate recipient for a Lund University Global Scholarship.
You can only apply for one scholarship per programme or free-standing course. If you are applying for more than one programme or free-standing course at Lund University, you must make a separate scholarship application for each programme/course to which you have applied.

Selection process

The selection process for scholarships is undertaken in parallel with the programme/course selection process. Priority will be given to students with high academic performance, who are assessed as a good fit for the programme and who demonstrate a strong commitment and desire to study at Lund University.
As the scholarship is merit based only, no consideration is taken of the students' financial needs in the selection process.