The Lund University (LU) is one of the world’s top 100 universities and the most popular university in Sweden for international students. It is a university known for academic and research excellence.
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme (LUGS) is targeted at top academic students who are citizens of countries from outside the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and Switzerland wishing to study a bachelors or masters course.
The Global scholarship seeks to recognise these students by awarding academic excellence grants.
Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Graduate (masters)
Provider: Lund University
Country to Study in: Sweden
The LUGS programme is open for ALL citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland).
Eligible students MUST have applied for Bachelor’s or Master’s level studies in a regular application round at Lund University, Sweden for a minimum of one semester of study (the equivalent of 30 ECTS full-time study).
In addition, eligible applicants MUST be those who are required to pay tuition fees.
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.
Citizens of ALL nationalities can apply (EXCEPT citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland).
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Fields of study
All bachelors and masters level fields and/or courses of study at Lund University. For more, see Applying for Programme(s) or free-standing Course(s) at Lund University.
The LUGS award lasts the whole duration of programme study
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.
The scholarship value is deducted from the tuition fee of the programme or free-standing course for which you are awarded a scholarship.
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.
Method of Application
Please do not apply if: i). You do not meet the admission requirements to Lund University; or ii). You cannot secure the funding needed to cover living costs, as required by the Swedish Migration Board.
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 the application time for autumn semester studies.
You then apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship using the online Application Form (found on the official website via link below – the online form is available when the application period is open). Please note that by applying for the scholarship, this does not exempt you from paying the application fee to University Admissions in Sweden.
As part of the 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.
It is important to visit both the online Swedish national application site (link to it is above); AND also the official University website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply.
In general, all international students wishing to study Bachelor’s or Master’s level programmes and courses at a Swedish university must apply online within the application periods, using the national University Admissions in Sweden website.
Please note that the LUGS programme is not open to students who have already started the programme or course for which they would like a scholarship to help cover tuition fees. Please instead refer to information on the scholarships for current students’ webpage.
Application Deadline: 15 August 2017
Open to International students: