Scholarships in Finland
Finland has become one of the favorite countries for the international students because the education system in Finland is considered as one of the best education system in the world. There are about 450 programs in Finnish universities that are taught in English. Some Finnish Universities and the Government of Finland offers scholarships for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for non-EU international students. The scholarships for doctoral programs are also offered to the international students.
In order to study in Finland, you must know how to finance your studies. The international students are usually required to cover their everyday living expenses that include accommodation expense, food expense, travel, etc.
Non-EU/EEA students who want to apply for Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes that are taught in English have to pay tuition fees. The tuition fee usually depends on the degree course. The universities also offer Non-EU/EEA scholarships to the students.
Scholarships For Bachelor’s And Master’s Degree Programs
Some Finnish universities offer scholarships for non-EU/EEA students who have taken admission to fee-charging Bachelor's or Master's degree programmes. There is a different scholarship programme offered by every university. So, you can check their websites for further information. The application for the scholarship should be made at the same time the application for admission is made.
There are very rare scholarship programmes for EU/EEA students for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes because EU/EEA students are not required to pay any tuition fees. But if you are a EU/EEA students and want to get information about the scholarships in Finland, you can check with the university that you want to take admission in if they offer any scholarship programmes for them.
At Master's level, scholarships are however offered to both EU and non-EU students who want to get admission in Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes. Check
- CIMO Master Scholarships for International Students in Finland
- Aalto University Master Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Citizens in Finland
- University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme in Finland
There are many more scholarships. You should check your eligibility for applying for scholarships in Finland in your home country, and also from foreign institutions and foundations. You can also contact educational advisers and authorities in your home country to get further information on scholarships. Moreover, if you don’t want full degree studies option, there is an option of exchange programme.
Scholarships for Doctoral (PhD) level
There is a National scholarship schemes (EDUFI scholarships) offered to the students who want to come to Finland for taking admission in the programmes at Doctoral level. The applicants are required to check which university offers scholarships for Doctoral level.
Scholarships Offered By Government Of Finland
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships are funded by the federal government’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Eligible applicants must be academically superior and must be interested in persuring education in Finland. Candidates in order to qualify for this scholarship should be receiving Pell Grants. They must be low-income candidates preference is given to those who belong to minority backgrounds or they are from community college and those who are disable.
This scholarship programme is awarded to the top-notch students who want to take admission in Finland universities. The Rotary funds the students to travel to Finland but does not fund every destination.
This organization offers graduate level fellowships for the students who want to study in Finland. It covers travel expenses, tuition and allowances. The applicants are eligible if they are proficient in the Finnish language, have a research project to qualify. The first-time applicants are given the preference.
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