The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool grants are intended for doctoral-level post-graduate studies and research in Finnish universities and public research centers.
- Applicant: must have a Master’s degree
- Nationality: restricted, please see Who can apply? (below)
- Field: all disciplines
- Purpose: work on a doctoral thesis or a research visit in Finland
- Application deadline: once a year, different dates for different countries
- Application submitted to authorities in the applicant’s country of residence
- Grant: 1,500 euros/month, payable to the applicant in full
- Scholarship duration: 3–9 months
Eligibility and Criteria
- The scholarship grant can be awarded for 3 to 9 months. It is 1,500 euros/month and is paid to the applicant in full. It is enough to cover the living costs of only one person in Finland.
- The scholarship period cannot be extended, so any additional funding needed must be acquired from other sources.
- Travel expenses to Finland and within Finland will not be covered. The scholarship holder must also pay for the insurance and visa costs themselves.
- The scholarship of the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) is tax-free because the amount does not exceed the tax-free grant amounts allowed in Finland. If you have been awarded other grants or have other income at the same time, this may exceed the tax-free limit.
- The application deadline is once a year. The call for applications is sent to each participating country during September, calling for scholarship applications for the academic year starting in the autumn of the following year.
- You submit your application to the scholarship authorities in your own country by the national application deadline set by them. You can find the contact information for the national authorities at Countries and authorities.
- After a pre-selection, the authorities in your country will put forward a maximum of 10 applications to EDUFI at the latest by 15 February or the nearest weekday to this date.
- The academic year in Finnish universities starts in late August or at the beginning of September and finishes at the end of May. Please check the dates when you are contacting universities.
- You can present a later start date than September for your scholarship period in your application form, as long as the period starts during the academic year that you are applying a grant for.
- The application form comes with instructions on how to fill it and a list of required annexes.
- US citizens: you can find the application form and instructions on the “Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship” page on the Fulbright Online website.
- Other nationals of the participating countries: More information available soon.
- Please submit your application to the national scholarship authority in your country: Countries and authorities.
Awards and Benefits
- The final selection of scholarship holders is made at EDUFI. We will inform all applicants whose applications were put forward to us by national authorities by email during June.
- The host university department will send EDUFI a final report, the aim of which is to monitor the impact of the scholarships. They will list the main results from the scholarship period and describe how well the objectives for the scholarship period were achieved.
How To Apply
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