Funding and scholarships
It is important to take into account that studies abroad entails additional costs, which you need to take into account when you apply for exchange studies. As an exchange student, you do not have to pay any tuition fees, however there may be additional fees for language tests, visa, insurance, vaccinations and more. As a rule, there are high costs for accommodation and travel to and from a destination.
With this in mind, we recommend you to make a preliminary budget before you apply for exchange studies.
If you travel to one of our European Partner Universities that is part of Erasmus+, you will receive an Erasmus+ scholarship. If not, you need to look for scholarships yourself.
Please note if you are eligible to apply for a Swedish student loan, you can always apply for extra funding for exchange studies from the Swedish Board of Student Finance.
Websites that can help you in your work with applying for scholarships
- You have the opportunity to apply for scholarships from foundations connected to Lund University. On Lund University's website about scholarships, you will find information about the Academic Society's scholarships, faculty and department scholarships, travel scholarships and more. Do not forget to take a look at the University and nation scholarships where you will find around 250 scholarships. The announcement takes place at the beginning of each semester
- You can apply for a travel grant from the Crafoord Foundation. To be eligible to apply you must, among other things, be registered for full-time studies at Lund University and have completed at least 180 credits at the time of departure, including at least 60 credits at Lund University
- The Swedish Institute is another source for scholarships
- Helge Ax:son Johnson's foundation only grants scholarships for studies abroad when there is no corresponding study opportunity within the country
- If you want to travel on your own, you can apply for scholarships through Gunvor and Josef Anér's foundation (webpage in Swedish)
- Uppfostringsfonderna award scholarships to students with a tough economical situation studying at high school or college/university (webpage in Swedish)
- If you are going to study in France, you have the opportunity to apply for the Tessinasällskapets scholarship (webpage in Swedish)
- If you are going to study in Germany, you can use the DAAD Scholarship programme database
- The European Funding Guide gives you tips on different options within Europe
- If you are going to Japan there is information about scholarships on the Japanese Embassy's webpage (webpage in Swedish and Japanese)