How to get a Scholarship in Finland?

Wondering how to get a scholarship in Finland for your bachelor or master studies? We will provide you with scholarships types offered by universities either in full or partially funded for international students.

Learn more about Higher education system in Finland

In Finland, international students who choose to study in English have to pay the tuition fee for this program. But this does not prevent you to search and apply for a scholarship in Finland.

Learn more about Studying in English and Bachelor’s degree in Finland

University of Aalto offers fully or partially funded scholarships for excellent international students in Finland. Please note that scholarship does not include the cost of living. Besides, you can apply for a scholarship at the University of Aalto with the same application form used to apply for a specific degree program.

Additionally, the university also offers a scholarship of €1,500 for excellent students, who get at least 60 ECTS at the end of the school year.

University of Eastern Finland Scholarship

The University of Eastern Finland offers a scholarship for excellent students. Besides, Scholarship is only for a Master’s degree and covers 100% or 80% of tuition fees. Also, you can apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply to the Master’s program.

Please note that the scholarship covers tuition fees for two years in case the student earns at least 55 ECTS during the first academic year. Also, students who did not apply for the scholarship can do it in the second year in case completing the first year with at least 55 ECTS.

Learn more about University of Eastern Finland

University of Helsinki Scholarship in Finland

For all scholarships, students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship.

​​This one is among the best scholarship programs for international students in Finland. Granted for a candidate for a master’s degrees in the University of Helsinki, the scholarship lasts for 2 years. 

After the first study year, the progress of your studies will be checked and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued. It can be either a fully funded grant (tuition fees + €10,000), a full tuition fee grant or a study grant of €10,000.

Apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply for the Master’s program.

Learn more about University of Helsinki.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences Scholarship

The Tampere University of Applied Sciences also provides scholarships for excellent students. These scholarships for undergraduate and master’s degrees in Finland are awarded to international students to cover half or all their tuition fees.

To obtain the scholarship, it is done while applying for admission to the university or in the case of completing an academic year with at least 65 ECTS. Also, students who earn this average and did not apply for a scholarship can apply for it next year.

Those who are awarded a 50% scholarship can apply for a full-funded scholarship due to their excellence in the first study year.

Also, in the case the student did not meet the scholarship requirements by earning at least 55 ECTS, he will lose the whole scholarship.

Learn more about Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Turku University Scholarship

​​The university offers 4 groups of scholarships:

  1. The Finland Scholarship for excellent non-EU/EEA candidates for a Master’s degree. It covers the tuition fees + €5,000 grant to cover the students’ expenses in starting their studies in the university. 
  2. Scholarships for tuition fee. As stated in the name, it pays for the students’ school fees for a Master (2 years) and a Bachelor’s degree (3 academic years)
  3. Scholarships for outstanding performance for students who have paid their studies for the first year and got a score of 3.0 and higher on completion of that year. The students will then earn this scholarship for the next academic year. 
  4. The Fulbright Graduate Award is for postgraduate students at Turku. The grant includes €1,000 per month plus a scholarship that covers the student’s tuition fee.

About 30% of international students applying for admission to a university receive a scholarship.

Learn more about Turku University Scholarship

Oulu University Scholarship

Also, Oulu University provides two types of scholarships for the Masters’ Students:

  • Two years of scholarship for economics school students covers 85% of tuition fees.
  • Two years’ scholarship for masters’ students for all majors covers 100% of tuition fees, except those of the Economic School.

Learn more about Oulo University

CIMO International Center Scholarship

The center only offers scholarship for doctoral-level students and excludes undergraduate or masters students in English.

The center offers scholarships to cover students’ living costs from all countries in the world, with a preference for students of specific countries.

Besides, there is no specific date for applications. Therefore, you must apply for a scholarship at least five months prior to its obtaining date. Students’ selections for this scholarship requires three months after submitting the Application.

Learn more about CIMO International Center Scholarships

Universities in Finland offer different scholarships, so please apply for them in conjunction with your application for admission to a university in Finland.

Also read:

The cost of living and studying in Finland

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