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The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool

  • Finnish universities
  • 1,500/month
  • Finland
  • Any Subject
  • Eligible Countries
  • Different dates for different countries

Applications are invited for Funded The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool at Finnish universities.


The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool grants are intended for doctoral level post-graduate studies and research in Finnish universities and public research centres.


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.

Eligible Countries


To apply for the Finnish Government Scholarship Pool, applicants must:

  • You have been pre-approved to carry out research relating to a doctoral level thesis or been invited as a doctoral student in a Finnish university or a public research centre
  • You have a letter of invitation from a supervisor in a Finnish university or a research centre, stating that this host is committed to working with you
  • You have not already studied or worked in a Finnish university for more than a year immediately before the planned start of the scholarship period
  • You can demonstrate your proficiency in English with an official language test (IELTS, TOEFL) and can attach a certificate for this in your application form. Alternatively, it is confirmed in the invitation letter from the university that they regard your language skills sufficient for research and studies in a university in Finland


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.


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