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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+

Read more about Erasmus+ at the EU Commission 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.

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 Partnership programme (for teaching staff and student exchanges):

  • For the Linnaeus-Palme Planning programme, the department simply submits their electronic project application to UHR. The application period is in the autumn.
  • For the Linnaeus-Palme Partnership 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 in the right hand column). External Relations will then compile Lund University’s framework application and obtain the vice-chancellor’s signature. The framework application is then sent to all project managers who are to attach the framework application to their project application. Finally, the department is to submit their complete project application electronically to UHR. The application period is in the spring.

LU-internal process for Linnaeus-Palme partnership spring 2018

  • 6 March 12:00 (noon): deadline for project manager at department to submit scanned version of page "Overview" of project application to contact person at External Relations. Note! The overview must be signed by the head of department.
  • 6-12 March: External relations compile framework application and obtain each deans’ signature before vice-chancellor’s signature
  • 13 March: framework application is submitted to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for review before the vice-chancellor’s signature
  • 15 March: vice-chancellor’s signature
  • 16 March: Scanned framework application is sent to departments to be attached to the respective project application

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

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 next call for proposals for the Nordic Master programme is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Access the information about your possibilities and get practical advice on setting up a joint Master’s programme from the link below.

Nordic Master - Guide for universities

For additional information about the application procedure, please visit the programme's website

The Nordic Master Programme's 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 

Page Manager:


Petra Moser-Nørgaard
Officer for Erasmus+, Nordplus, Nordlys
+46 46 222 47 53
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Henrik Hofvendahl
Officer for Linnaeus-Palme, STINT Strategic Grants for Internationaisation
+46 46 222 30 15
henrik [dot] hofvendahl [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Anne Messeter
Officer for STINT Teaching Sabbatical
+46 46 222 37 55
anne [dot] messeter [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

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

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