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Scholarships for international students

Sure, there are additional details to consider but fundamentally a scholarship serves as the gateway to fulfilling all your aspirations. We offer scholarships, tailored to different needs, and you could potentially qualify for one of them.

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) offers two new scholarships for 2024 aimed at top academic students. This applies to the bachelor programme in Mineral Resource Engineering and the master programme in Electrification.


  1. LKAB-scholarship for students applying to the international bachelor programme in Mineral Resource Engineering.  
  2. LTU-scholarship for students applying to the master programme in Electrification.

The scholarships are granted on the basis of academic excellence. Priority is given to applicants that have chosen one of the programmes as their first choice.

Students from countries within EU/EEA and Switzerland (non-Swedish citizens): Can apply for a scholarship that covers living expences. SEK 12,000 per month.
Students from a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland: Can apply for a scholarship that covers the tuition fee at LTU for the whole length of the programme, provided that the study results are satisfactory. The scholarship does not cover living expenses.

Selection process

The scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic excellence and the selection process is undertaken in parallel with the admission process. Only applicants who fulfil the admission requirements of the applied programme are eligible for a scholarship.

Deadline for Application for our scholarships is the 28th of February. 

Required documents

The application should provide the University with a Curriculum Vitae, a motivation letter and a letter of recommendation. The motivation letter and the letter of recommendation must contain no more than 600 words each. The following questions should be answered in the motivation letter:

  • Why do you want to study this programme?
  • What other qualities do you have besides academic excellence?
  • What are your career aspirations?

In order to have a successful application, make sure to be eligible, complete all these steps of the process, and that you have the documentation required to finalise your application in time.

In the application, make sure to:

  • Have your 8-digit application number at hand (from your account/application on
  • Use the same e-mail address as the one you registered at your account on

Notification and mandatory confirmation of awarded scholarships
The scholarship receipient will receive the offer in April. Luleå University of Technology (LTU) cannot give any preliminary notifications regarding whether a scholarship applicant will be offered the scholarship or not. However, all applicants for scholarships administrated by LTU will be notified when the selection is completed.

If you receive an offer, you have to confirm that you accept the scholarship offer by the deadline specified in the notification.

Faliure to confirm before the deadline will result in the scholarship offer to be rescinded.

Please note, if you want to change or add, something to your application, you must submit a new application. In such a case, your previous application will be cancelled.

Scholarship for current Master students

This scholarship is offered to students who study a Master programme at Luleå University of Technology for the whole duration of a 2 year period. If granted, the recipient of the scholarship will have their tuition waived either fully or partly for one semester for the forthcoming academic year. 

The assessment is based on study progress and study merit from the first year of studies. The selection is done early May every year. Eligible students will be contacted by the responsible coordinator, and the decision will be announced in June. 

The decision cannot be appealed. 

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The Swedish Institute (SI)

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from many different countries, please see the list of countries via the link below. The scholarship covers both living costs and tuition fees.

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