The University of Helsinki in Finland is currently offering a range of scholarships intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master’s programme at the University in 2019.

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.

The scholarship will be granted for two years. For all scholarships, students are required to study full time (earn at least 55 ECTS per year) to fulfil 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.

Worth of Award

  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition fee Grant
  • Study Grant (10 000 EUR)

Student Union (HYY) membership fee including

  • free or highly affordable health care services by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)
  • student meal discounts in Unicafe restaurants
  • reductions in public transport
  • Unisport services at low prices.
  • Intensive Finnish course at the Helsinki Summer School. If you are among the first to accept a study place, the University will offer you this course for free. It is a great opportunity to learn Finnish and explore Finnish culture before starting your degree studies in Helsinki.
  • The University of Helsinki offers all scholarship winners the option to take part in the University of Helsinki Student Ambassador Programme.

Eligibility

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • You are eligible for the Master’s programme at the University of Helsinki.
  • You are liable for tuition fees: Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who do not have permanent residence status in the EU/EEA area are liable for tuition fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website as to whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.
  • You meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for Finland.
  • You have obtained excellent results in your previous studies and can prove this in your application.

How to Apply

  • Find the Master’s programme you want to apply to through the Degree Finder
  • See the instructions on how to apply to the Master’s programme and prepare the necessary attachments.
  • Apply for a scholarship with the same application form used to apply to the Master’s programme.
  • Submit all the required attachments.

Selection process

Scholarships are granted based on academic merit. You may receive a scholarship only in a category you have applied for, but you can apply for more than one scholarship category.

  • The Master’s programme conducts an academic assessment of your degree application and your scholarship application.
  • The Master’s programme makes a proposal to the Scholarship Committee concerning the scholarship application.
  • The Scholarship Committee makes the final decision on the scholarship.

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

Deadline: Applications close January 11, 2019.

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