Universities that entitle you to an extended grant next academic year

Published: 24.10.2023
Students attending a university or university college in a country outside the Nordic region and who have to pay high tuition fees may, in some cases, be eligible for an extended grant from Lånekassen.

To be eligible for the grant, the educational institution or university college must be on the qualification list of the Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir). HK-dir revises this list annually.

Students who have started an educational programme with eligibility for an extended grant will still be able to receive this grant until they have completed their degree, even if the university has been removed from the list in the meantime. See which universities and university colleges that entitle you to an extended grant in the 2023-2024 academic year.

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HK-dir's website for information about the qualification list

Two new universities on the list for eligibility for an extended grant

China, including Hong Kong

  • Nanjing University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong

These universities are removed from the list for eligibility for an extended grant


  • Utrecht University

United Kingdom

  • London School of Economics (LSE)

Complete list applicable for the academic year 2024-2025

Australia (6)

  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • Monash University
  • University of Sydney
  • Australian National University
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW - Sydney)

Belgium (1)

  • KU Leuven

Canada (3)

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University

France (3)

  • Université Paris-Saclay
  • Université PSL
  • Sorbonne University

Japan (2)

  • University of Tokyo
  • Kyoto University

China, including Hong Kong (9)

  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Fudan University
  • University of science and technology of China
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Nanjing University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong

Netherlands (1)

  • University of Groningen

Singapore (2)

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University

United Kingdom (8)

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London (UCL)
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Manchester
  • King's College London
  • University of Bristol

Switzerland (3)

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
  • University of Zurich

South Korea (1)

  • Seoul National University

Germany (4)

  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • University Munich (LMU)
  • Heidelberg University
  • University of Bonn

USA (32)

  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Princeton University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cornell University
  • University of Washington
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • University of California, San Diego
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Duke University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Brown University
  • University of Maryland, College Park