Finland Scholarships for Foreign Students



Why study in Finland as an international student? The Finnish education system is regarded one of the best in the world and Finnish Universities offer about 450 international programmes in English. The Finnish Government and Universities offers some bachelor’s and master’s scholarships for non-EU international students and doctoral scholarships for most international students.


Finnish University Scholarships for non-EU International Students »


Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students has been introduced from autumn 2017 onwards for English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes. Doctoral level studies will remain free of tuition fees. 

Finnish universities and UAS’s offer scholarship options for gifted non-EU/EEA students admitted to their fee-charging degree programmes. The scholarships are often based on your academic performance, and may be offered in the form of either full or partial fee waivers, performance-based refunds, etc. Some scholarship options may also include a living cost allowance.

Refer to the list of Finnish Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences at to find information on what the Finnish higher education institutions offer for international students. Information on the scholarship options and tuition fees is available on each individual university’s own web site.


Finnish Government/EU Scholarships for International Students »


Finnish Government Scholarship Pool
The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies and research in all academic fields at Finnish universities or public research institutes. The scholarship cannot be applied for Master’s level studies or post-Doctoral studies/research. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from Australia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Republic of Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, and USA. The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of EUR 1500.

EDUFI Doctoral Fellowships in Finland
The EDUFI Fellowships programme is open to young Doctoral level students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields who wish to pursue their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Master’s level studies or post-doctoral studies/research are not supported in the programme.  The scholarship period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The monthly allowance is worth EUR 1,500 and is intended to cover living expenses in Finland for a single person.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Finland
Finnish Universities participate in a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. Visit the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus catalogue to find out about the options offered in the Erasmus Mundus programme!


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