Finances

As a student, finances can be tight and you might find it difficult to make ends meet. On these pages, you can find out more about:

* Student aid
* Housing allowance
* Insurance
* Part-time jobs
* Scholarships

Student Aid

The most common way to finance their studies with government student aid that you are looking through CSN, CSN. Student aid consists of grants and student loans.

If you get sick, it is important that you are sick you, so you avoid problems with your student. Information about how to apply for student aid and how much you can get found on CSN.

Insurance

As a student, you are insured through Kammarkollegiet’s (Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency) injury insurance during school hours and while travelling directly between home and the university. Injuries caused by accidents and, in some cases, through illness caused by infection, are covered by the insurance.

Remember to take out a leisure and home insurance to make sure you have comprehensive coverage.

The insurance applies to students and postgrads at public universities. It is the equivalent of the Swedish occupational injury insurance’s accident cover. Injury insurance for students is valid in Sweden and covers accidents during school hours and for travel between home and the location of your studies.

Read more at Kammarkollegiet’s website:

Contact at LTU

Exchange and international students should contact their coordinator at the International Office.

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Student Ambassador

We are looking for those who want to develop and are looking for a social and fun job!
 

You who like to meet new people and want to be the university's face outwards can here find the perfect job to combine with your studies. As a student ambassador, you will receive education, experience and networks that are valuable in your future working life.

As an ambassador, you are a representative of Luleå University of Technology. This can mean that you attend fairs and events, for example you can give a presentation when a school class is visiting or visit a school and tell about the university.

The work is excellent to combine with studies. You sign up for the assignments that interest you and that fit with your schedule.

Does it sound interesting? Report your interest via the link below.

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Student Activities Fund

Luleå University of Technology's Student Activities Fund is part of the strategic initiative regarding the promotion of the social environment in order to increase the satisfaction and study results. It is possible to both apply for grants from the fund as well as make donations to it. Last year, StiL Alpina along with others contributed to LTU Big Air and the Geosektion received contributions for their annual ball.

In 2011, the Vice-Chancellor ensured that an additional strategic investment of SEK 2 million was allocated to the university's Student Activities Fun. The funds must be used over a 5-10 year period with the purpose of promoting the social environment at the university in order to increase student satisfaction and their study results.

The Fund's Board of Directors consists of the President, Head of Student Services and the Chairman of both student unions. The Board meets once per semester and decides on the allocation of the funds. The deadline for applications to the various meetings are October 15th and April 15th.

Consider the following when applying:

  • It should be clear for what purpose funding is requested. A cost estimate and a short presentation of the organization seeking funding must be attached to the application.
  • Applications for grants from the fund are to be delivered to Luleå University of Technology's main registrar.
  • The Board decides on the contributions of one year, which means that the funds granted for one year does not automatically granted the following year.
  • If the priority needed to be given priority to applications that will most benefit the students.


Some examples of successful applications:

Stil Alpina received grants to university Big Air, which took place on February 6, 2015. Previously, the contest takes place in Måttsund, but thanks to, among other things, funding from the student social samfonden made possible event center on the campus of the university Rail Arena. The competition consisted of a 12 meter high ramp where skiers and snowboarders competed cruelest trick. DJ and announcer was in place and the big screen with the live broadcast. The event was a success with about 1,000 spectators.

Dating back from the 1970s, Geolusset,  Luleå University of Technology's oldest ball is the only ball at the university which is open to all students. It was threatened last year when one of the main contributors withdrew funding. Thanks to contributions from the Student Social Fund, it was able to continue for another great year.

The Luleå chapter of the student group, Engineers Without Borders, organized a Christmas Bazaar for the students in the atrium on 3 December with funds granted from the Student Social Fund.