Finland: Fully Funded Scholarship at the University of Helsinki for International Students. 2017/2018

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Be 1* of the Best scholarship programme is intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA who want to do a Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki. Grants can be applied for while applying to the University of Helsinki’s Masters’ programmes.

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2017

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Finland

Field of Study: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area, are liable for these fees.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • You are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki
  • The country of your nationality is outside the EU/EEA and you meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland. More information at the Studyinfo.
  • You have obtained excellent results in your previous studies and can prove this in your application.

Selection Criteria: The Master’s Programme will make the academic assessment of your degree application simultaneously with your scholarship application. At this stage the scholarship criteria is the same as the programme specific selection criteria.

After the Master’s Programme proposal the Scholarship Committee will make the final decisions. In addition to the academic criteria the committee will also consider the variety and diversity of the applicants and grant the scholarships to those coming from different backgrounds and fields of studies. The aim is to create a rich and diverse learning environment at the University of Helsinki.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an official acceptance letter with the information of scholarship status.

Value and Number of Scholarships: 

Tuition fee + The Living Costs Grant (13,000 / 15,000 / 18,000 + 10,000 EUR)
Number of scholarships available: ca 2

Tuition fee (13,000 / 15,000 / 18,000 EUR)
Number of scholarships available: ca 8

Half of the tuition fee (6,500 / 7,500 / 9,000 EUR)
Number of scholarships available: ca 10

The Living Costs Grant (10,000 EUR)
Number of scholarships available: ca 10

All the scholarships include:

The Student Union ((HYY) membership fee (paid by the University of Helsinki) will provide you substantial benefits of a lively student organization as well as free health care and reductions in public transportation, student lunch in the Student Restaurants and sport facilities at the UniSport.

Duration of Scholarship: The scholarship will be granted for two years. All the scholarship students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS / year) to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship. After the first study year, your studies will be evaluated and, depending on your progress, the scholarship will be continued.

How to Apply: The scholarship application will be filled out in the same application system and simultaneously with your online application to the University of Helsinki English language Master’s programmes. The possible scholarship-related documents should be delivered with the other enclosed documents of your degree application.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider:  University of Helsinki



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