The Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship – Lund University

Deadline: 15 January 2019
Open to: applicants with a bachelor s degree with relevance to the applied education
Benefits: funding of tuition fees and living expenses


The aim of the scholarship is to support two students enrolled in the Master’s degree programme in Industrial Design. The financial support is aimed for students that have difficulties to afford the living costs in Sweden.

The Master’s programme in Industrial Design focuses on three themes: Living and Behaviour, Form and Technology, or Man and Nature. The programme consists of individual industrial design projects, workshops and additional theoretical courses. You will participate in and contribute to the creation of knowledge within the field of design. By organizing exhibitions, seminars and workshops you will communicate your work and participate in the public debate. The School of Industrial Design offers you a creative environment with excellent workshop facilities. As part of a full-scale university, we can offer great opportunities for a multidisciplinary approach through cooperation with other faculties.

The curriculum consist of individual industrial design projects and mandatory common academics, which are drawn in from specialised faculties of Lund University. The industrial design projects are chosen from a given thematic repertoire, by modular combination from a selection within the thematic repertoire or by proposition of an individual theme within the framework of the thematic repertoire, monitored in coordination with an elected team of supervisors.

Students will become authorities in their chosen subject, whether in their conceptually creative, strategic or technical capacity. Above all, the Master’s programme in Industrial Design encourages the in-depth debate and deliberation of the discipline.


Entry requirements

A Bachelor s degree with relevance to the applied education. A digital portfolio of the applicant s own work in the field that clearly proves that the applicant has good potential to benefit from the programme.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on the submitted portfolio and at a statement of purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under “Entry requirements”). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master’s studies or Bachelor’s studies in Sweden.


Living expenses

 The scholarship is about EUR 10 000(SEK 100 000) per year, to cover the cost of living and accommodation for ten months, from August to May, during the two years of study.

Tuition fee

When the Swedish government in 2011 decided to apply tuition fees for non-EU/EEA-students, the Stichting IKEA Foundation established two new scholarships. Each scholarship is about EUR 20 000(SEK 210 000) per year for two years, in order to cover the tuition fees.
The selection will be from the portfolio.

The tuition fees will be paid directly to the University.

How to apply?

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

For more detailed information, please visit the official website.