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Funding international collaboration

As an employee of Lund University, you have many opportunities to receive funding from a programme if you work, or plan to work, abroad.

Here you will find brief descriptions about some established programmes that offer various forms of project funding.


The new EU education collaboration programme is called Erasmus+, and it offers five different types of funded collaboration opportunities:

More information about Erasmus+

Detailed programme guide for Erasmus+ (PDF - 3.74 MB), new window)

Read more about Erasmus+ at the EU Commission website

Read more about Erasmus+ at the Swedish Council for Higher Education website


The programme Linnaeus-Palme shall contribute to a long term mutual cooperation between higher education institutions in Sweden and in developing countries, to raise the quality of education, to generate new knowledge and to contribute with new perspectives. The programme provides the opportunity for funding of contact trips, as well as exchanges for teaching staff and students.

A new aspect of the 2015 call for applications is that the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) has different application procedures depending on whether a department is applying for the Linnaeus-Palme Planning programme (for visits to strengthen contacts) or for the Linnaeus-Palme Exchange programme (for teaching staff and student exchanges):

  • For the Linnaeus-Palme Planning programme, the department simply submits their electronic project application to UHR. The preliminary deadline for applications is 15 November 2016.
  • For the Linnaeus-Palme Exchange programme, the department is to first create their electronic project application and print the page titled “Overview” (“Översikt”). This page is to be submitted to the contact person at Lund University (see contact information) by 1 November (preliminary date) at the latest. External Relations will then compile Lund University’s general application and obtain the vice-chancellor’s/deputy vice-chancellor’s signature. The general application is then sent to all project managers who are to attach the general application to their project application. Finally, the department is to submit their complete project application electronically to UHR. The preliminary deadline for applications is 15 November.

Information about the programme and how to apply in the new system is available on (in Swedish)

NB. Read the manual for the relevant programme before starting your application. There you will find advice on what is requested, any conditions that apply, etc.

The redistribution of the aid budget for 2016 meant reduced funding for the programmes the Swedish Council for Higher Education is handling for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. How it will affect the allocation of funding in the next few years is currently unclear.

Nordic Master Programme

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic Master’s Programme supports joint Master’s programmes at higher education institutions in the Nordic region.

How can a new Nordic Master’s programme be established?

A basic requirement for support is that at least three higher education institutions from at least three different Nordic countries and/or self-governing areas (the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland) participate in the programme, one of which is to be the coordinator. The students can come from all over the world. Up to DKK 1.5 million in funding is allocated from the Nordic Council of Ministers to start a Nordic Master’s programme.

Applications for support to establish a Master’s programme shall be submitted to the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) in Finland.

The call for proposals for new Master’s programmes will be published at There you will also find more information about the application process, and the practical and administrative features of the programme.

The call for proposals for the Nordic Master programme is open through 22 September 2016. For further information about the call, visit the programme website.

Read more about the Master’s programme on the CIMO website


Nordplus is a project that supports cooperation between Nordic and Baltic countries. 

Nordplus offers

  • funding for mobility
  • specific projects
  • networking activities
  • administrative staff exchanges
  • teaching staff scholarships

Last day to apply is usually 1 March.

Read more on the Nordplus website


STINT – The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education – promotes internationalisation of Swedish higher education and research.

The following groups can apply for funding for cooperation within education and research through STINT’s various programmes:

  • students
  • doctoral students
  • post-docs
  • junior researchers
  • management at the faculties and higher education institutions


Two of the programmes operate via Lund University: Strategic Grants for Internationalisation and Teaching Sabbatical are managed by the division of External Relations. For other programmes, apply directly through STINT.

The programme applications are due at various times of the year. 

Read more about the programmes on the STINT website  

Read more about STINT 

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Petra Moser-Nørgaard
Officer for Erasmus+, Nordplus, Nordlys
+46 46 222 47 53
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Henrik Hofvendahl
Officer for Linnaeus-Palme, STINT Strategic Grants for Internationaisation
+46 46 222 30 15
henrik.hofvendahl [at]

Anne Messeter
Officer for STINT Teaching Sabbatical
+46 46 222 37 55
anne.messeter [at]

Patricia Tennberg
Officer for the Nordic Master’s Programme
+46 46 222 38 60
patricia.tennberg [at]

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